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Chemicals Users Course Agricultural and veterinary chemicals are important inputs for rural landholders managing their land. While providing benefits, chemicals must be used responsibly to manage weeds and pests and minimise adverse effects associated with their use. This course is the industry standard for training in chemical use, storage and handling. The course is run over two full days and covers label interpretation, transport, preparation, clean up, disposal, recording and other procedures. Dates: Sunday 23 June and Sunday 30 June 2019. Landholders must attend both days. Lunch will be provided. Time: 8.30am–4.30pm Venue: Jack McKenzie Hall, Green Street, Bulla. Registration is essential as places are limited. To register, email or call the Sustainable Environment department on 9205 2200. Winter time is good Serrated Tussock controlling time As we enter the colder months, Serrated Tussock stops producing seed and begins actively growing. This makes it an excellent time to start your control programs. Removal of Serrated Tussock in winter will prevent flowering in spring, resulting in lower amounts of seeds in the soil. To find out more about controlling or identifying Serrated Tussock visit Farms and private land, home to our local treasures Hume's rural landscapes are home to a range of iconic, rare and threatened animals such as the Platypus, Growling Grass Frog, Common Wombat, Golden Sun Moth and Swift Parrot. Hume has more than 700 parks and reserves to help protect these species, but many important areas of habitat are also found on rural land. Do you know what native animals occur on your property? You are most likely to find important species in areas of native vegetation, large old trees, dead trees, tree hollows, fallen logs, rocky outcrops, wet depressions and dams. All these areas contribute to providing valuable food or shelter for local species, promoting and conserving local biodiversity. If you want to identify the birds and animals that occur on your property, you can receive a free copy of Hume's wildlife field guides to help you. Contact the Sustainable Environment department by calling 9205 2200. Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk and to Elders past and present. This newsletter is printed on Revive Laser 100% recycled

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