**Closing Date extended to 17th March 2012**
The "SaltCap" project aims to improve the farmers capacity to make informed decisions about what to plant and where in these challenging saltland environments. Farmers located within the Shires of Bruce Rock, Trayning and Wongan Hills will be given priority selection due to high salinity in these specific shires, but farms from surrounding shires are eligible.. This project has received funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country Program.
SaltCap is a decision support tool developed by the Future Farm Industries (FFI) CRC which aims to provide farmers with a source of information to enable them to make informed decisions on the management of saltland. SaltCap is focused on first understanding the principals that govern saltland capability to then make the best decisions for which plants will work in the saline landscape for greatest production and financial gain. The decision support tool has been publically available through the Saltland Genie website, but there has been limited evaluation of the use of the tool.
This project will provide useful evaluation information to the FFI CRC on the use of the tool.
The project will be promoted in local papers during December, January & February.
- Closing date for EOIs will be 17th March 2012
- Two workshops will be held during April for successful farmers participating in the project
- Following the workshops Wheatbelt NRM will assist farmers to develop Action Plans & Contracts
The project will contribute to the cost of the seedlings required to implement the Action Plans.
- 12c/seedling (max 20,000 per site)
- Wheatbelt NRM will coordinate growing & delivery of seedlings for 2012 planting
- 2 Field days/walks held in Bruce Rock & Trayning during March 2013
We would like NRM Officers to promote the project to farmers within the priority shires. In appreciation of NRM Officer assistance, the project will provide a spot for each NRM Officer in the training workshops with the FFI team.
Expression of interest form
For more information contact
Project Manager - Sustainable Agriculture
P: 9690 2258 M: 0417 300 601 E: email@example.com