In celebration of the first United Nations-recognised World Seagrass Day, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s seagrass team ran a field exercise with a group of year 12 students on the banks of the Leschenault Estuary. The students from Manea Senior College were excited to learn how to identify … Read More
Talking water quality with estuary enthusiasts
More than 260 community members from Mandurah to Albany joined us to learn about estuary water quality and catchment management at a series of community science forums in late 2022.
Small but mighty aquatic species in focus at conference
Hidden underwater plants including microalgae, seaweed and seagrass are the foundation of aquatic ecosystems like estuaries. The passionate community of scientists who study these small but mighty species recently came together at an international conference in Perth.
Leading the way in fertiliser management
National experts in the fertiliser industry visited Western Australia recently to share their nutrient management knowledge with local agriculture representatives.
Exploring soil health for healthier waterways
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.
Innovative on-farm soil amendment trials showcased in new video
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
New report on soil amendments to keep nutrients on farm
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.
Building community capacity to restore waterways
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
New trials to provide insights for best practice soil management on sandy soils
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
uPtake project team win two fertiliser industry environmental awards
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