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Fungus Workshop with Alison Pouliot - Farms and Forests

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Orange Agricultural Institute

1447 Forest Road

Orange, NSW 2800

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An introduction to Fungi of the Central Tablelands NSW Farms and Forests. This workshop will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the Central Tablelands region but also within a wider Australian (and international) context. There will be an interactive and illustrated seminar on the major fungal groups, the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi.

Looking after soil fungi is vital to the health and resilience of our agroecosystems and forest ecosystems. Understanding the role of fungi in soils and ways to support and maximise their function benefits, not just the soils but all the associated organisms including human. During this workshop we will explore the role and importance of soil fungi and the ways we can encourage and support them in agricultural landscapes.

Following the indoor session will be an exciting foray through various local habitat types to search for species of interest. Participants will learn to recognise the various diagnostic characteristics used to identify fungi in the field. Supplementary notes will be provided

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Participants are asked to wear appropriate c lothing and sturdy footwear for the field trip, which will go ahead regardless of weather. Participants are also encouraged to bring along specimens for identification during the workshop.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any dietary requirements or questions please contact Liz Davis. liz.davis@lls.nsw.gov.au or call 6363 7872.

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