National experts in the fertiliser industry visited Western Australia recently to share their nutrient management knowledge with local agriculture representatives.
A series of soil health workshops across WA’s South West with David Hardwick from Soil Land Food will provide hands-on learning opportunities for farmers on maximising productivity through harnessing soil health.
A dairy farmer and a scientist are the stars of a new short film showcasing trials of the soil amendment Iron Man Gypsum on a dairy farm in the Peel-Harvey catchment. Partnering with farmers is important for scientific trials to be relevant to real-world conditions – something advocated by both … Read More
A new technical report details the findings of trials with the soil amendment Iron Man Gypsum (IMG) on a dairy farm in the Vasse Catchment.
Stream restoration workshops for farmers are underway as part of Healthy Estuaries WA. Led by local catchment groups, the workshops will build the practical skills of farmers and community members to reduce stock access and revegetate areas close to waterways. The workshops also boost knowledge and appreciation of the benefits … Read More
Two new trial sites on dairy farms in the Vasse and Scott River catchments have been launched to demonstrate how top-dressing applications of Iron Man Gypsum (IMG) can keep phosphorus on farms where it is needed, instead of being washed into our estuaries where it can cause algal blooms and … Read More
Individuals and companies in the Australian fertiliser industry working to improve environmental outcomes were recognised at the recent 2022 Fertilizer Industry Environmental Awards, with two of the three national award recipients representing teams working to protect waterways in Western Australia. CSBP Fertilisers was awarded the Fertilizer Industry Platypus Environmental Award … Read More
It takes the right people in the right place with the right skills to implement Healthy Estuaries WA , and creating job opportunities in regional communities is part of our collaborative model. Since the program started in 2020, it has supported jobs for 69 people, with a full-time equivalent load … Read More
As part of Healthy Estuaries WA, farmers across the South West are improving the health of waterways and receiving estuaries by fencing to exclude stock from streams and drains, and by revegetating riparian zones (the areas along the banks of a waterway).
This June, Healthy Estuaries WA is again providing the popular Accu-Spread demonstration days in partnership with catchment groups and Australia’s leading expert, Russell Nichol. The field days will provide farmers with an opportunity to improve the performance of their spreaders. Most fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns. This means that some … Read More