Mid North Coast Microherders

Caring for the little things in our soils

Dung Beetles Day at Rollands Plains



9:30 - 2:30

Dr Bernard Doube was a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO for 29 years and has had extensive research experience with dung beetles in South Africa and Australia. Bernard is also an international expert on earthworms and the biological basis of soil health and co‐edited the books “Soil Biota: Management in Sustainable Farming Systems” and “Biological Indicators of Soil Health”.

Bernard is now Principal of Dung Beetle Solutions Australia, which collaborates with water authorities, federal agencies, universities and other organisations to research the influence of dung beetles on water quality, grazing systems and carbon sequestration in southern Australia.

Find out about the Rollands Plains Landcare Group’s Dung Beetle project and bring your beetles along for identification.  Bernard will discuss the ways dung beetles improve pasture production, how to minimise threats to dung beetles and what new species are available for our area.

Copies of Bernard Doube and Tim Marshall’s new book Dung Down Under will be available $33.

Please book with Hastings Landcare so we can cater 65864465; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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