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Winter nitrogen on pastures: Trial shows how to reduce feed costs and risk of leaching

Winter nitrogen on pastures: Trial shows how to reduce feed costs and risk of leaching

A pasture response trial near Busselton has shown the value of applying nitrogen to grass-dominant pastures in winter. The trial also demonstrated that nitrogen can be applied after rain, rather than before, to minimise the risk of leaching. The trial was run by local agronomist Graham Mussell and livestock...

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Chasing the “triple-crown” regenerative grazing system

Chasing the

Manjimup farmers Jake Ryan and his father Gary are chasing the “triple-crown” of farming: profitability, product quality and land stewardship. To achieve it they are creating a more efficient system with improved grazing management, species diversity including legumes, and biological stimulation. “At the end of the day we want...

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Testing the reliability of phosphorus recommendations: Preliminary results from the uPtake project

Testing the reliability of phosphorus recommendations: Preliminary results from the uPtake project

Preliminary results from two years of pasture trials are supporting the use of an existing national model as the basis for making phosphorus fertiliser recommendations in South West WA. The national model was developed by the “Better fertiliser decisions (BFD) for grazed pastures” project, a four-year project that collated...

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Western ringtail possum conservation at the Dolphin Festival

Western ringtail possum conservation at the Dolphin Festival

South West Catchments Council participated in the annual Dolphin Festival family event on Saturday 17th October 2020, holding a stall to promote western ringtail possum conservation and related projects in the Greater Bunbury Region. This year stall visitors could enter a draw to win a ‘possum salad bar plant’...

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