Come along to a nassella tussock field day in the Lower Waitaki

We are hosting a day for the public to come along and see live nassella tussock plants and learn how to identify them in the field.

Nassella is an invasive pest that spreads easily, is unpalatable to stock, and reduces pasture quality.

During the afternoon, we will discuss:

  • the history of nassella tussock in Canterbury
  • the plant's biology
  • farm biosecurity, hygiene practices and pathway management: how to prevent the spread of nassella tussock and other pests onto your property.

Date: 30 May 2022

Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Location: Meet outside the Flying Pig Cafe, 23 Campbell Street, Duntroon to travel in convoy. The field day location is approximately a ten minute drive away, and being held on private land. 

To register: Please email or call 0800 324 636 by Friday 27 May with your name and contact phone number. The field day is subject to weather conditions, and we will be in touch if cancellation is required.

Please be aware that a reasonable level of fitness is required to walk uphill during the field day. Access is suitable for 4WD vehicles only, please carpool where possible.

We look forward to seeing you there!