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The take home message from a recent Carbon Farming Awareness Workshop was “to manage for carbon is to manage for ecological health and production”.

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“Instead of this rubbish going into landfill, it’s being taken out of the city and being put to good use on our farms.”

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The research varied from tackling wind erosion in Bodallin, comparing the efficacy of crushed limestone, lime sand and chalk lime at Kulin and investigating alternative fertiliser options at Quairading.

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The growing number of farmers wanting to step outside the square when it comes to traditional farming inputs has triggered interest from the country’s peak grains research and development body.

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Farmers in the Wheatbelt could finally be making a return on their investment from planting trees.

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More funding has been released to help Wheatbelt farmers manage trouble spots on their properties including areas prone to wind erosion and water logging.

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South Dowerin farmer Gavin Hagboom has spent the best part of his farming career searching for ways to improve his soil health.

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Grants to improve farm sustainability in the Wheatbelt Community landcare groups are being encouraged to access funding to help protect the Wheatbelt’s natural resources, including farmland.

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While most Wheatbelt farmers were cursing the wet weather during harvest, Newdegate farmer Nick Kelly was making the most of it.

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Farmers wanting to earn a return on one of the Wheatbelt’s most popular re-vegetation options are being told not to give up hope.

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