More than two-thirds of the nitrogen and one–third of the phosphorus load in the Swan Estuary come from the Avon and Mortlock catchments. The Healthy Soils, Healthy Rivers project is aimed at reducing the nutrient load in the Swan Estuary via the Avon River.
This harvest, while you’re waiting in the queue or filling up the fuel tank, why not take some time and check out some apps that are now available and can help making your on-farm decisions easier. Keep reading to get excited about the apps currently in development or let us know if you’re looking for an app to help your farm business.
Students from Northam Primary School have been busy cultivating an area at their school to enhance and improve their new nature playground. The nature playground is an area that the School’s P & C Association are developing, to beautify a previously bare patch within the school grounds.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, called for applications for the competitive $50 million Smart Farms Small Grants, through the National Landcare Program, which opened on 24 October 2017.
Landholders, scientists and community stakeholders gathered together as part of Wheatbelt NRM’s annual general meeting last week. Nearly one hundred people met in Northam for a think tank to help shape the future management of natural resources in the Wheatbelt.
Last week, Wheatbelt NRM’s Noongar Boodja Ranger Team assisted the Shire of Northam in cleaning and maintaining Burlong Pool, which is a site of cultural significance to the local Noongar people of Northam.
Perhaps most exciting, is the germination of the bush tomatoes, which Deb has being trying to achieve for the last two years. With the first 100 plants going in the ground in early November and another 900 to follow, there should be tomatoes galore at the end of the growing season.