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A diverse and enthusiastic group of 15 participants made for a highly successful Master TreeGrower course in Northam recently.

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In the Eastern Wheatbelt, livestock production accounts for a significant portion of income within the typical farming business.

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This year’s wet summer has provided a nitrogen windfall for many broad acre farmers in the Wheatbelt.

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Kylie Elston is an assistant curator with the New Museum Project at the Western Australian Museum and she is researchingstories concerning the environment and agriculture in Western Australia.

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As part of the Nutrient Use Efficiency Round 4 project, each of the 20 participating farmers are currently undertaking tissue and soil biology sampling at each of their six sites within their trial paddocks.

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With acidity one of the major soil constraints facing farmers in the Eastern Wheatbelt, liming has long been a key strategy.

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Growers and consultants are invited to come on tour with Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia soils experts to look at options to manage soil constraints.

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Screening of lentil genotypes by a global team, including researchers from The University of Western Australia has revealed some significant traits in lentils that will allow the important grain legume to endure increasing global temperatures.

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This project is evaluating the establishment and performance of alternative nitrogen fixing pasture species that may be better adapted to low rainfall, heavy soil types in the South - Eastern Wheatbelt.

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The upcoming Master TreeGrower course, starting in Northam at the end of July, will cover trees AND shrubs, not just trees as the name might imply!

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