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TAS Country : August 26th 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010 Tasmanian Country 13 News POTTY: The micro herbs are sold in the little pots they are grown in. What we're doing here's pretty small compared to some of the other places, but it gives us a different production system compared towhatwedoon the rest of the farm.' Hydro herbs hit the pot ''We pick three orders a week,'' he said. ''There is more demand during summer and some of that is to do with the increase in the tourist trade at that time of the year.'' In order to pick year-round, Mr Wilson said they would have to plan their plantings in the new greenhouse carefully to ensure the right amount of production each week. ''That's something we're going to have to work out as we go,'' he said. ''With the new system and the control we've got the growth should be fairly even, so it shouldn't be too hard to manage.'' Mr Wilson said with the hydroponic technology available now, it was possible to grow almost any crop. ''What we're doing here's pretty small compared to some of the other places, but it gives us a different production system compared to what we do on the rest of the farm,'' he said. Out in the surrounding paddocks grow pyrethrum and poppies, peas and onions. Threatened Eagles Do you want to contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of Tasmania's Wedge-tailed Eagle and White-bellied Sea Eagle population? The Tasmanian Land Conservancy is working with Roaring 40s to conserve Eagle habitat. We are seeking your assistance to protect, maintain and increase our eagle populations. You can help by contacting us if you have an eagle s nest on your property that you would like to protect. Protecting an eagles nest and surrounding habitat will positively benefit our threatened eagle populations. Financial assistance is available to land owners who are willing to enter into a long-term agreement to manage eagle nest sites and sur- rounding habitat. The negotiated agreement may result in very little change to your current land management practices and you are able to decide the level of protec- tion and type of the agreement. For further information contact: Leigh Walters Conservation Programmes Officer, Tasmanian Land Conservancy 0407 891 025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 116312-35
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