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Online chemical course for the Northern Territory cattle industry

This course is for cattle producers in the Northern Territory Cattle industry. Station workers that use agricultural chemicals like 1080 Doggone dry baits, wet baits and ‘pour-ons’ for tick control in live export.  The pests are wild dogs, pigs, cattle tick and weeds. This course will prepare NT pastoralist…

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Practical video AusChem online Darwin

This video is a good example of the practical test that you have to do for the AusChem online course. Make a video like this, you select the chemical and make sure the video covers the chemical rate from the label, PPE, mixing, measuring, application, wash up and anything relevant to the chemical application.Make…

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Plant Identification in Darwin

Did you know this is the floral emblem for the city of Darwin?  Red Flowering Kurrajong.  Genus: Brachychiton species: megaphyllusDescription: The Red-flowering Kurrajong is a small tree to 6 m tall. The bark is dark grey-brown, slightly fissured, and tessellated. The leaves are alternate, large, and…

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Red tailed black cockatoos

Red tailed black cockatoos make allot of noise when they are singing or playing or fighting, beautiful birds great to listen too and watch.  In the Northen suburds of Darwin the cockatoos were going crazy with excitement, I could not work out what make the birds sing, they were chasing each other or…

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Gamba grass

Gamba grass, Darwins worst weed or most destructive weed due to fire and its spread.  Fast growing and furious a bit like the 1 minute video, this is an artistic combination of weed control, Mad max and Pulp fiction rolled into Darwins worst weed, Gamba grass hell.Another take on Gamba grass, both videos…