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The Australian Sandalwork Network applied to Wheatbelt NRM’s Small Community Grant program in 2010 for funds to make a DVD on sandalwood production in Western Australia. Sandalwood has a history as a valuable crop in the Wheatbelt and the end product is in demand. It can be established and grown successfully on cleared agricultural land not profitable for annual crops in a cost effective way using direct seeding. It provides clear NRM, financial and community benefits. Sandalwood is a sustainable low input crop well adapted to changing and drying climate. Sandalwood growers in Bencubbin and Mt Romance were interviewed and filmed. One hundred DVDs were produced for distribution. The DVD included information showcas-ing the history and agronomic uses of sandalwood. It also showed how sandalwood can be used to achieve large scale revegetation on a variety of sites around the Wheatbelt.

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