In February 2017, CottonInfo, Murrumbidgee Landcare, Murrumbidgee Irrigation, Riverina Local Land Services and the Australian Government ran two field days in the Murrumbidgee Valley. The aim was to extend the latest cotton industry riparian vegetation research outcomes, increase participants’ awareness of the value of riparian vegetation on farms and educate them on the latest best management practices for riparian areas on cotton farms. 71 people participated in the field days.
As part of the development and delivery of the field days a Biodiversity Booklet, showcasing local River Red Gum Communities, was produced and distributed to participants. A key outcome for the field day was the collaboration between the delivery organisations as part of the newly formed Landcare Irrigation Area Collective. This collaboration established new local networks between cotton growers and local natural resource management advisers.