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The hot, dusty summer of 2010 followed one of the driest winters on record for WA’s broadacre farming community. Many Wheatbelt farmers were left wondering how to preserve their most valuable asset – the soil.

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Eight innovative farmers have been selected as Wheatbelt Champions in a push to highlight the importance of soil health in the region.

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Wheatbelt farmers now have an opportunity to learn how the Carbon Farming Initiative will impact on them.

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The slow creep of non-wetting soils across Damien Leeson’s Wheatbelt farm has prompted a major trial into how to address the problem.

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Like most other Wheatbelt farmers, Cunderdin’s Chris Syme has embraced no-tillage cropping.

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The temptation to continue cropping an unprofitable part of his Bencubbin farm was one of the motivating factors behind Lynton Beagley’s decision to plant Sandalwood.

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Meckering farmer Colin Pearse has been given a significant boost in the fight against salinity on his farm.

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Quairading farmers Bill and Rich Walker believe claying their light, sandy soils on their mixed cropping farm has been well worth the investment.

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A survey of women living in the WA Wheatbelt has revealed some of their greatest concerns when it comes to the environment.

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Broadacre farmer Trevor Syme is one of 12 Wheatbelt landholders helping to tackle wind and water erosion by improving the soil on his Bolgart farm.

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