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.
The latest review of dairy effluent management on South West farms by Western Dairy has shown considerable improvement in the areas of storing and reusing effluent since the last review in 2016. The review provided the opportunity to revisit benchmarking of effluent management across Healthy Estuaries WA catchments following upgrade … Read More
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
Hidden deep in the soil of a dairy farmer’s paddock could be a solution to help look after waterways, prevent harmful algal blooms and improve farm productivity. Scott River dairy farmer Brad Boley is working with scientists at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and local catchment group … Read More
Baby jellyfish, marine worms and glass shrimp were among the critters that delighted Denmark residents when Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) staff demonstrated seagrass and water quality monitoring techniques at a recent community event. Nullaki is the Noongar word for seagrass and for Denmark’s Wilson Inlet and the … 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).