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It’s coming to one of the critical times of year when lambs are dropping and ewes need high nutrition to produce good milk to get the little fellas fat. However, recent rains have washed out a lot of nutrition in the crop stubbles and weeds need to be sprayed out ready for crops leaving very little feed for livestock. Hello Autumn Feed Gap!

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Head along to the Research / Crop Updates this March to learn more about some of our successful Trials and Demonstrations sites in the region.

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Understanding the implications of crop rotations in a low rainfall zone of the Wheatbelt.

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Production on Treor and Renae Syme's farm in Bolgart WA, was suffering from non-wetting soils that become more prevalent during drier years, affecting up to 80% of the land.

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Rob Sawyer’s farm in Dalwallinu, WA was experiencing a loss of crop productivity due to subsoil acidity. Wheatbelt NRM helped Rob by providing funding to conduct soil testing to depth in his paddocks along with expert technical support. Previously only topsoil had been tested on the property.

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Large areas on the farms of the O’Brien and Fleay families in Wickepin, WA had become unproductive for grazing or cropping due to rising salinity levels.

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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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