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first_img“Strawberries are an expensive crop to put into the ground — about AUD$50,000 per hectare including plants, labor, plastic mulch and tents over the top.“After the losses last year many growers simply won’t have the funds to plant their normal-sized crops, so plantings will be substantially down.”Michael, of Ti Produce at Bullsbrook, said strawberry farms on the outskirts of Perth averaged four to eight hectares and there were about 50 growers operating in the area.Land which is not planted to strawberries is not used for alternative crops, rather a cover crop will be put on to protect the soil from wind, according to the article.Michael said confidence from consumers had started to recover after farmworker My Ut Trinh was charged in Queensland over contaminating goods with the intent to cause economic loss. Far fewer strawberries are to be planted in Perth in Western Australia this year, after growers took an estimated AUD$12 million hit on income last season because of the needle sabotage crisis, The West reported.WA Strawberry Growers Association spokesman Jamie Michael said the exact reduction in plantings won’t be known for a few more weeks when growers in the area start to lay plastic on the ground, ahead of plantings to start in late March.“However a lot of growers, including ourselves, will be reducing how much we plant,” he was quoted as saying. Chile opens for Australian almonds … Australia expects bumper avocado crop, plans expor … Australia: Costa Group upbeat for 2019 despite pro … center_img You might also be interested in Australia scores improved citrus, carrot access to … January 30 , 2019 last_img read more

Know Space at Deschutes Public Library throughout January

first_img Tumblr 0 Share. Facebook Email (Photo above: Julie Muller who will present “Five Steps to Organizing Your Space” | courtesy of Deschutes Public Library)Space: the final frontier. Explore both outer and inner space during Deschutes Public Library’s “Know Space” series in January. Have a close encounter with a space movie, wrap your brain around the complexity of black holes, learn how to straighten up your stuff with a personal space organizer or launch your own exploration of NASA’s New Horizon mission to Pluto and beyond. Programs are free and open to all; no registration is required unless indicated (*).Movies… from… SpaaaaaaaceFilmmakers have long been inspired by their intergalactic imaginations. Join us as we screen four space-themed classics. All screenings are free and no registration is available; seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis at Tin Pan Theater, 869 Tin Pan Alley, Bend.2001: A Space Odyssey | Tuesday, January 5 • 5:30 p.m.Close Encounters of the Third Kind | Tuesday, January 12 • 5:30 p.m.Contact | Tuesday, January 19 • 5:30 p.m.E.T.: The Extraterrestrial | Tuesday, January 26 • 5:30 p.m.Five Steps to Organizing Your SpaceGet expert advice on how to keep your personal space organized and functioning with Julie Muller.Wednesday, January 6 • 12:00 p.m. • Sisters Library | 110 North Cedar Street, SistersTuesday, January 19 • 6:00 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, BendEvolution and Black HolesDr. Wendi Wampler outlines the life of stars, from birth in stellar nurseries to their breathtaking deaths by supernova.Saturday, January 9 • 2:00 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, BendTuesday, January 26 • 6:00 p.m. • Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, RedmondTo Pluto and Beyond: New HorizonsTake a look at NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft mission to Pluto and beyond with Bob Grossfeld from Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory.Friday, January 15 • 12:00 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, BendSaturday, January 30 • 2:00 p.m. • Redmond Library | 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, RedmondSpace Craft(*)Let Arts Central watercolor artist Julianne LaClaire be your guide. Register online or by calling Liz at 541-312-1032.Thursday, January 14 • 12:00-2:00 p.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, BendFor more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.The Deschutes Public Library, located in the high desert of Central Oregon, was ranked as the 5th Best Non-Profit to work for in Oregon in 2009. The Library serves more than 160,000 Deschutes County residents through libraries in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, and Sunriver. Outreach services to senior centers, day care providers, and homebound residents are an integral part of the Library. The Library’s website provides access to hundreds of resources, magazine articles, downloadable books, and more from the comfort of home and work. And, the Library offers free and dynamic cultural programming for all ages to enrich our daily experience and encourage all residents to Know More. Twitter Know Space at Deschutes Public Library throughout January center_img E-Headlines By CBN Pinterest LinkedIn on December 31, 2015 Google+last_img read more