Community feedback welcomed to protect the Wilson Inlet

Denmark community members are being encouraged to have their say, in a new online survey, about what environmental, recreational and economic estuary values matter most to them as part of a new plan to protect the Wilson Inlet. Led by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and Wilson … Read More

Fertilise your mind to fertilise your farm

Workshops will be held across the South West and South Coast this February to provide farmers with the tools and knowledge to optimise their production through tailored fertiliser management. Interactive sessions will focus on the science behind soil testing, constraints to production including the role of pH in nutrient availability, … Read More

The latest in our estuaries

Estuary forums were held across four of the Regional Estuaries Initiative catchments in October with over 205 people attending events in Albany, Denmark, Augusta and Bunbury. Hosted by local catchment groups in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Regional Estuaries Initiative, the forums included updates on … Read More

Fertiliser in focus on the south coast

Best practice fertiliser use was top of the agenda at a recent agronomist workshop in Albany on Western Australia’s south coast. The successful workshop focused on providing attendees with the best available fertiliser advice, enabling them to then feed this information back to farmers in an effort to help them … Read More

uPtake field days across the south west

More than 140 farmers, industry representatives and researchers gathered together across the greater south west in recent months to experience the results of phosphorus fertiliser trials. The field days (which ran from the Peel Harvey Catchment in the north, to Oyster Harbour Catchment in the south) form part of the … Read More

REI a winner at WA Water Awards

The recently opened Centennial Park Wetland took out the Grahame Heal Water Sensitive Urban Design Award at the Australian Water Association Western Australian Water Awards 2019. Covering 1.1 hectares and fully accessible by the public, the wetland was recognised for its integrated design approach which balanced traditional hydraulic and drainage … Read More

System design solutions showcased in the South West

Western Australia’s South West dairy farms took centre stage at a recent agricultural training course, with livestock effluent system designers from across the nation in attendance to view different technologies in action. Seven participants travelled from Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania to attend the four-day accredited training course delivered … Read More

Partnerships for Smarter Farming

Thirty-six fertiliser trials will be established across the South West over the next three years to test phosphorus requirements under local conditions, and with new pasture species, as part of the Smart Farming Partnership project. The trials will explore innovative technology and practices to improve nutrient use efficiency on grazing … Read More

Join our Accu-Spread demonstration days!

Did you know that the majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns? This compromises production rates and farm profitability as some areas within the paddock receive too much fertiliser and others too little. Understanding the spread pattern of your fertiliser spreader when using different products can result in … Read More

New approach to seagrass resilience

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s resident seagrass expert Dr Kieryn Kilminster, is building worldwide understanding of what it means for seagrass to be resilient. Seagrass meadows are an important part of estuarine ecosystems, providing habitat and food for birds and marine life, and contributing to good water and … Read More