News - Sustainable Industries

Deep ripping to combat soil compaction
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Over 300 farmers attended the recent Deep Ripping Machinery Demo day in Goomalling to see the machines live in action and to hear the latest research on addressing soil compaction issues.

 

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The Grower Group Alliance’s (GGA) 2016 Annual Forum was a great success with over 110 attendees from grower groups and the agricultural industry.

 

Australian Plague Locust
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DAFWA has declared a Level 2 incident for Australian Plague Locusts this year, based on surveillance conducted during Autumn 2016.

 

Carbon Farming in WA
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Carbon magazine showcases NRM collaboration

 

Results from a four-year long, WA-wide carbon awareness project are showcased in a new publication.

 

Saltbush forage shrubs
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The Making More from Sheep event recently held in Merredin was run by Fiona Brayshaw (Wheatbelt NRM), Dean Revell (Revell Science) and Phill Barrett-Lennard (Agvivo).

 

Trials and Demonstrations
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This demonstration site in Bruce Rock used EM-38 and soil profile analysis to determine soil types and constraints across the paddock and then matched shrubs and legume pastures to the soils, choosing species that can be grazed in the establishment year and then cropped in subsequent years.

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The changing soil types on Robert Dempster’s Goomalling farm make fertiliser and chemical application, deep ripping and mould board ploughing nothing short of an ongoing challenge.

 

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Wheatbelt NRM's Trials and Demonstrations projects support on-farm trials that aim to improve management of our natural resources and farm profit over the long term.

 

Following is a list of our current sustainable agriculture trials and demonstrations projects across the Wheatbelt.

 

 

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The Making Sense of Soils ‘in the paddock’ field day held at UWA’s Future Farm in Pingelly was a great success with the latest in decision support tools and weather station information available.

 

 

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The Perennials for Profit program helps farmers adopt palatable forage shrub systems for livestock grazing and assists them to set up sandalwood plantations. The program also aims to help farmers diversify their income while improving the condition of soil, water and biodiversity on their farm.

 

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