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.

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

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

Healthy Estuaries WA creates regional jobs

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

Digging deep to protect our waterways

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

Regional communities working together to restore waterways

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).

Field days spreading the word about accurate fertiliser application

This June, Healthy Estuaries WA is again providing the popular Accu-Spread demonstration days in partnership with catchment groups and Australia’s leading expert, Russell Nichol. The field days will provide farmers with an opportunity to improve the performance of their spreaders. Most fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns. This means that some … Read More

Mysterious mass sea hare beaching theory released

In February 2021, thousands of dead slug-like sea hares washed up on the beaches of the Hardy Inlet in Augusta causing local community concern. Sea hares are molluscs, which are dark-coloured and grow to up to 60cm. They are toxic and while they do not pose a threat to human … Read More