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Summer pastures still going strong
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Sustainable Industries

A recent trip to visit to our summer pastures trial site at Pingelly has revealed some great green biomass growing, even after three periods of grazing over the summer.

 

The best biomass producer of the three varieties trialled was the hybrid, summer active grass, Superdan.

 

Bush Tucker plant - Kardan / Marri
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Aboriginal NRM

Kardan | Marri | Corymbia calophylla

 

Kardan is a tree to 30m in height with rough grey bark. Flowering has been recorded in January to May and also in September. Flowers are brilliantly coloured mostly white but there are red or pinkish or orange forms.

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Sustainable Industries

Flower Power is an online tool created by DAFWA to help predict the flowering time of crop varieties, reducing the risk of frost damage and heat stress at flowering time.

 

Protecting remnant bush in the Mortlock
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Healthy Environments

John and Robyn Lynn’s farming enterprise in Cunderdin falls within the Mortlock Catchment, in the WA Wheatbelt.

 

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Healthy Environments

The WA Threatened Species Forum aims to address the decline of Australia’ threatened species, by raising awareness of current and emerging challenges and opportunities for WA’s unique native plants and animals.

 

Bush tucker profile – Warrany / Yam
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Aboriginal NRM

Warrany | Yam | Dioscorea hastifolia

 

Warrany is a perennial, tuberous scrambling or climbing shrub that gets to three metres in length and height. It flowers from April to July and grows on grey sands, granitic and basaltic soils and laterite.

 

Noongar uses

Noongar Boodja Rangers
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Aboriginal NRM

Wundowie's main playground is looking brand new after some recent work on it.

 

Richard Riddle from Data into Profit
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Sustainable Industries

eConnected Grainbelt Demonstration Project

 

Some 30 growers and agriculture students came together in Northam recently to attend an eConnected Grainbelt Demonstration Project.

 

Lake Yealering, WA
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Sustainable Industries

Wheatbelt NRM has commenced work on the $3.7M Royalties for Regions Living Lakes Stage 3 Implementation Project.

 

It is the final stage of a programme commenced in 2008 that aims to revitalise regional communities through restoring key lakes to permanent water bodies, activating local communities and increasing visitation.

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