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Kanyana Wildlife - Noba the Woylie
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Biodiversity

This year Wheatbelt NRM’s Staff Social Club sponsored Noba the Woylie in support of Kanyana Wildlife’s woylie breeding program.

 

Mistletoe brings good luck all year
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Biodiversity

Most people are familiar with seeing images of traditional mistletoe during the festive season, and the concept of ‘kissing under the mistletoe’ at Christmas time, but less people know that we have a variety of native mistletoes in Australia and that they bring a number of benefits.

 

Claying sandy soils to increase water availability
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Sustainable Agriculture

By claying sandy soils to increase water availability

 

Production on Trevor and Renae Syme’s farm in Bolgart, WA was suffering from non-wetting soils that became more prevalent during drier years, affecting up to 80% of the land.

 

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Sustainable Agriculture

By increasing lime application after subsoil testing

 

Rob Sawyer’s farm in Dalwallinu, WA was experiencing a loss of crop productivity due to subsoil acidity.

 

Growing biodiverse forage shrubs on salt affected land
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Sustainable Agriculture

By growing biodiverse forage shrubs on salt affected land

 

Large areas on the farms of the O’Brien and Fleay families in Wickepin, WA had become unproductive for grazing or cropping due to rising salinity levels.

 

Managing water repellent soils to increase yields
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Sustainable Agriculture

By managing water repellent soils to increase yields

 

Damien and Vanessa Leeson’s farm in Goomalling, WA needed help with its sandy, water repellent soils which were reducing their crop production.

 

These soils are common in the Wheatbelt and are a major concern for many growers in the region.

Reducing topsoil erosion to improve gross margins
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Sustainable Agriculture

By reducing topsoil erosion to improve gross margins

 

Clint Della Bosca’s farm in South Moorine Rock, WA is in a low rainfall area that experiences dry, windy conditions which result in wind erosion and topsoil loss.

 

Growing nitrogen fixing serradella to improve profit margins
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Sustainable Agriculture

By growing nitrogen fixing serradella to improve profit margins

 

Colin and Anna Butcher’s farm in Brookton, WA needed to change the legume variety they were growing as lupins were no long economically viable.

 

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Innovative tools for mapping and modelling species distributions
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Climate

A recent workshop held at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth for academics and industry experts revealed an amazing new resource for simplifying the process of biodiversity-climate change modelling.

 

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