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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.

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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.

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Comparing Different Soil Amelioration Techniques to Improve Subsoil Acidity

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While Russian wheat aphid (RWA) hasn’t yet been detected in WA, it has been found in South Australia and Victoria recently.

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While Russian wheat aphid (RWA) hasn’t yet been detected in WA, it has been found in South Australia and Victoria recently.

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Work has started on this intriguing project with the planting of 100 desert limes (Citrus glauca) at the trial site in Beverley. The trees have been planted into raised mounds, as the soil is a lot heavier than the limes generally prefer.

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With the end of seeding wrapping up it is fair to say even without sophisticated yield prediction techniques, it just feels like an ideal start to the season, setting up good yield potential. But putting an estimate on the potential yield can assist in many seasonal decisions such as revised inputs, particularly Nitrogen, and grain marketing sales.

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Wheatbelt NRM has been working with Avongro, trialling the addition of Frankia, a nitrogen fixing soil bacteria, to Casuarina obesa to improve survival and growth rates in saline areas in the Wheatbelt. This trial is building on work previously completed by Avongro and Wheatbelt NRM, determining the best provenance of Casuarina obesa to grow in wheatbelt conditions.

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On the 28th April, Anna and Colin Butcher hosted a field day showcasing their pastures program which was implemented 5 years ago with the help of a funding grant from Wheatbelt NRM.

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