Archive for category: Sustainable Agriculture

Katanning Research Facility’s strategy for carbon neutrality

Katanning Research Facility's strategy for carbon neutrality

DPIRD researchers teamed up with consultancy Integrity Ag in 2020 to develop a carbon emissions footprint for the DPIRD Katanning Research Facility (KRF), a mixed farm that produces grain and sheep products. The analysis takes into account all farm emissions plus upsteam emissions such as the manufacture of agrichemicals,...

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Grazing Program supporting real change from producers

Feedback from farmers completing the Grazing Matcher Program has shown just how valuable the program is at improving grazing management for productivity and environmental benefits. After meeting with consultants seven times since April 2021, a group of South-West farmers attended their eighth and final meeting in Lowden recently where...

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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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