Archive for category: Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

International drivers of carbon neutrality and how producers can respond

International drivers of carbon neutrality and how producers can respond

Since the Paris Agreement in 2015 to limit global warming, supply chains have responded to pressure from institutional investors with an increasing need for sustainability and climate action. Now, multinational agribusinesses are launching Carbon Neutral (CN) strategies, where outputs are produced with lower greenhouse gas emissions and remaining emissions...

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Matching stocking rate to carrying capacity

Matching stocking rate to carrying capacity

Optimising your stocking rate is closely linked to profitability because it helps to utilise feed on offer without exceeding the land’s carrying capacity or relying too heavily on imported feed. Stocking rate is a key indicator promoted by the Grazing Matcher Program, which currently supports 32 livestock enterprises in...

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Reducing pesticide susceptibility with IPM

Reducing pesticide susceptibility with IPM

Pesticides are the backbone of crop protection systems. However, as this backbone becomes weakened by chemical resistance, product withdrawals and residue limits, some growers are combining chemicals with biological and cultural options in an integrated system where compatibility is the key. Chemical resistance is a widespread issue that has...

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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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