Delving into Dung

Speaker's Corner

Beetles are important ecological indicators and dung beetles in particular provide many essential ecosystem services in pastureland. From animal health to soil health, dung beetles are an economically important group of beneficial insects in the agri-environment. Entomologist & livestock farmer Sally-Ann Spence, a founding member of Dung Beetles for Farmers will be focusing on our native dung beetles, often overlooked and undervalued. With many species now in decline, this lecture will help you appreciate the positive impact of these insects and enable you to make informed decisions on your management for their conservation.