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Managing water repellent soils to increase yields
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Sustainable Industries

By managing water repellent soils to increase yields

 

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.

Reducing topsoil erosion to improve gross margins
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By reducing topsoil erosion to improve gross margins

 

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.

 

Growing nitrogen fixing serradella to improve profit margins
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By growing nitrogen fixing serradella to improve profit margins

 

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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Innovative tools for mapping and modelling species distributions
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Climate

A recent workshop held at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth for academics and industry experts revealed an amazing new resource for simplifying the process of biodiversity-climate change modelling.

 

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Aboriginal NRM

We are excited to announce that the theme for this year’s 2017 calendar is Aboriginal Bush Tucker!

 

The calendar showcases twelve bush tucker plant species that were traditionally used by Ballardong Noongar people in the Wheatbelt region.

 

Deep ripping after liming shows best yield results in Merredin
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Earlier Returns on Investment Using Different Lime Sources and Deep Ripping

 

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Climate

A drop in crop yields and the extinction of the Western Mouse by 2070 are just two of the predicted impacts of climate change in the Wheatbelt.

 

ENEWS ISSUE #230 - OUT NOW!
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Hotspot Heroes
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Healthy Environments

Wheatbelt NRM is collaborating with Enviro-Stories to work with 10 schools in our region, to write a Biodiversity-themed short story focusing on local threatened species and what can be done to save them from extinction.

 

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