New study highlights benefits of soil testing

A Western Australian study of nearly 700 soil samples has provided new insight into whether agronomic soil testing can be used to assess the likelihood of phosphorus being ‘lost’ into the environment.

Fencing and revegetation case study: Zoe’s winter creek

The sounds of frogs and black cockatoos greeted us when we visited Zoe Johnson’s ‘winter creek’ on her farm in the Leschenault Estuary catchment. Zoe has been working on her fencing and revegetation project for the past three years, with practical support from the Leschenault Catchment Council and the Danju … Read More

Great science in the Great Southern

The Healthy Estuaries WA team have been connecting with Great Southern high school students to share the exciting science that happens in and around their local estuaries. More than 400 high school students attended Scitech’s STEM Regional Festival in last month where the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation revealed … Read More

People caring for Oyster Harbour showcase achievements

Changing fertiliser practices and revegetating waterways are among the ways farmers and the urban community are working together with the State Government to protect the South Coast’s Oyster Harbour. Minister for Water Hon Simone McGurk MLA recently met with program participants in Albany to see first-hand their work to protect … Read More

Celebrating World Seagrass Day

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

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.