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WA Landcare unites on regenerative farming

Western Australia’s seven natural resource management (NRM) regions have united to launch a new regenerative farming research project to ultimately help more farmers protect the environment and their bottom line. Regenerative farming practices are known to improve on-farm biodiversity and soil health; reduce herbicide, pesticide and synthetic fertiliser use;...

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Wildlife rehabilitators licenced

People who possess native fauna for the purpose of rehabilitation for more than 72 hours now require a Fauna Possessing (other purposes) Licence from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). This change came into effect on 1 January 2019 when the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 replaced...

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Pasture soil constraints exposed

If only growing beef pasture was as simple as sowing ryegrass and clover, adding fertiliser and waiting for rain. Success is not so simple when you consider that the soil has the power to repel water, restrict root growth, refuse to hold nutrients and render nitrogen-fixing legumes impotent. Soil...

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Pollinating a new approach to productivity

While no farmer likes to see their land degraded, the cost of revegetating can sometimes outweigh productivity benefits. But a new project launched by the South West Catchments Council (SWCC) is aiming to tilt the cost/benefit ratio in the farmer’s favour. SWCC program manager Dr Mike Christensen said the...

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