Sowing new solutions for seagrass

This World Seagrass Day, seagrass scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) are not only celebrating successful Healthy Estuaries WA summer seagrass surveys in three estuaries, but also sowing the seeds of a new collaboration. ‘Seagrass for Swimmers’ is a new initiative between the department, OzFish … Read More

Shedding light on Nullaki seagrass

Scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation took to the water and sky to monitor seagrass in Nullaki (Wilson Inlet) last month. Caitlyn O’Dea, Environmental Officer from the department’s Aquatic Science Branch, is part of a team that monitors seagrass in estuaries across south-west Western Australia each summer. … Read More

Farmers across south-west WA are soil test ready

We have had a record turnout at the DIY (do-it-yourself) soil sampling workshops held in eight catchments across south-west Western Australia (WA) this November. A total of nine training sessions brought together 190 landholders to learn how to gather soil samples from their own paddocks. This year, for the first … Read More

Getting to the root of soil health and improving production

Recent workshops held with agroecologist Mark Tupman and farmers around south-west Western Australia dug a little deeper into soil fertility. These sessions, supported by our Soil Wise program, examined the fundamentals of soil health and plant nutrition. There has been a demand for practical strategies for farmers that can lower … Read More

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