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Summer rain ideal for summer crop trial
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Sustainable Industries

Wheatbelt farmer Stephen Smith has chosen an absolute ripper of a year to trial summer cropping program on his Cunderdin farm.

 

The four winter cropping varieties sown in the summer months will be grazed for livestock feed to help bridge the autumn feed gap.

 

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Sustainable Industries

Recent widespread rainfall in Western Australia has caused damage to agricultural businesses across the regions.

 

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) is working with local government and other government departments to provide support to affected landholders.

 

Wheatbelt NRM CEO Natarsha Woods
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Healthy Environments

Did you catch our CEO Natarsha Woods on ABC Radio recently talking about the 2017 Wheatbelt floods?

 

Weed management for revegetation sites
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Healthy Environments

Get a head start on weed control

 

With all the recent rain and germination of weeds, farm paddocks across the Wheatbelt are full of farmers in spray units, knocking down weeds.

 

20 Million Trees - monitoring update
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Healthy Environments

The second round of monitoring is underway for 13 revegetation sites in our ‘Avon River Basin EPBC species habitat security’ project.

 

Book review - Noongar Bush Medicine
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Aboriginal NRM

Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia

 

‘Noongar Bush Medicine’ showcases medicinal plant species local to Perth and the Avon Wheatbelt region that are used by Noongar people.

 

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Organisational

Wheatbelt NRM will be conducting a survey in March 2017 through a Community Resource Centre near you.

 

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and all questions are voluntary.

 

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Productive Relationships

Ben Cole is Managing Director of Wide Open Agriculture.

 

His vision is that in 20 years’ time, the Wheatbelt towns are full of shops, the landscape is revegetated and people can see the land has more trees and wildlife.

 

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Aboriginal NRM

Condrun | Kick Bush | Astroloma serratifolium

 

Condrun is a low or erect spreading shrub between 0.1-1.2 m high and to 2 m wide. The leaves are sharply pointed with finely serrated edges. The species often grows on poorer stony or lateritic soils.

 

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