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Damien and Vanessa Leeson’s farm in Goomalling, WA needed help with its sandy, water repellent soils which were reducing their crop production.
These soils are common in the Wheatbelt and are a major concern for many growers in the region.

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Clint Della Bosca’s farm in South Moorine Rock, WA is in a low rainfall area that experiences dry, windy conditions which result in wind erosion and topsoil loss.

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Colin and Anna Butcher’s farm in Brookton, WA needed to change the legume variety they were growing as lupins were no long economically viable.

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The yield results are in for the 2016 liming and deep ripping trial funded by Wheatbelt NRM and conducted by Merredin and District Farm Improvement Grup (MADFIG) and Joel Andrew (Map IQ).

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Two sites are taking part in this trial with landowners in Pingelly and Hyden.

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The fourth and final round of our Nutrient Use Efficiency project (Healthy Soils Healthy Rivers) has attracted another 20 Wheatbelt growers who are interested in boosting their farm productivity by more efficient nutrient use.

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Using locally sourced lime to fight soil acidity in the Wheatbelt was one of seven projects to share in $85,500 in new funding for sustainable agriculture.

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The Australian Government’s $14.9m Farming Together initiative is a national, two-year campaign for primary producers and processors to collaborate and claim marketplace power. It aims to build financial and societal sustainability across Australia’s primary producers.

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N-rich strips are used both by fertiliser companies and farmers to determine whether or not the surrounding crop is nitrogen deficient. Due to the increased biomass, vigour and crop greenness of these strips, they tend to lead to farmers applying more nitrogen to the surrounding crop.

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Seven more sites across the Wheatbelt have been selected to take part in Round 2 of the Perennials for Profits Demonstration program, with each of the farmers having areas they will improve with palatable forage shrubs and/or sandalwood.

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