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  • On Kane and Paula’s leased property in East Brookton discussing the mixed fodder plantings
    Sustainable Industries

    Recently we were given the opportunity to host the National Soil Advocate, Hon. Dr Penny Wensley AC, on a field trip in the Wheatbelt, along with scientists, students and farmers. The day took us to Masonville Farm in East Brookton where Pingelly farmers, Kane and Paula Page lease the family owned property. For Kane, leasing the property provided him with a great opportunity to trial some different farming systems. Find out more here.

  • Healthy Environments

    If you’re looking to plant natives in 2023, now is the time to get your seedling orders in. You might have a creek line you want to revegetate, or a remnant patch you want to protect with buffer plantings. Or maybe you want to revegetate your entire property over time. Whatever the reason, nurseries are now preparing to propagate seedlings for next year’s planting season and, depending on the species, it takes a good 6 to 8 months of love and care to ensure that seedlings are ready for planting.

  • Sustainable Industries

    We have been working with a number of Wheatbelt farming families to assess the potential for carbon sequestration on their properties through the State Government’s $15M Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program.

    The Program provides farmers with support to work with expert consultants to develop Land Management Strategies and in June 2022, 67 successful applicants were announced for the Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program.

  • Healthy Environments

    Black-cockatoos are being seen around the Wheatbelt and their behaviours can help to indicate whether they’re breeding and if so, what stage of the breeding cycle they’re in. Our black-cockatoo project requires us to work within close proximity to a known nesting area and we’ve been surveying areas to find nests. We need community help to complete the surveys.

  • Sustainable Industries

    The ancient soils of Western Australia are low in soil organic carbon, and modern agricultural practices have altered the natural cycling of nutrients, depleting the organic soil carbon. Is it possible to build soil carbon in WA agricultural systems? And, what does it mean for the farm business and the environment?

  • Healthy Environments

    This season has the potential to be the second consecutive major eruption of feral mice plagues across Australia and therefore vital you consider adding the management of mice into your property management and harvest plans.

  • Operations

    Did you know that the Wheatbelt is home to a number of trapdoor spiders, and that many are considered threatened in their natural habitat? In the Wheatbelt many of these species are threatened due to loss of bushland. These are sedentary creatures that don’t have great dispersal ability. Read more here.

  • Operations

    Grants of up to $500k, as well as leadership development support opportunities, are now available from FRRR in 35 regions to help communities get ready for drought. Find out more and how to apply here.

  • Sustainable Industries

    Please welcome our newest member to the team, Millie! Millie is originally from Albany and moved to Perth to study a Bachelor of Science, with a Major in Agriculture Science, at UWA. Passionate about climate change mitigation, particularly within the agriculture space, her dream job to assist farmers towards making sustainable agriculture practices, whilst remaining productive.

  • Sustainable Industries

    Since Autumn, we’ve had more than 22 landholders across the Wheatbelt commence dung beetle trapping to assist us in mapping them, and providing us with important data so we can lessen the gap and increase the spread of dung beetle species and create strong “beetle highways”.

  • Operations

    Are you interested in helping Wheatbelt NRM deliver positive environmental action in the Wheatbelt? Wheatbelt NRM is a registered Charity and has Tax Deductible Gift Status. Our charitable activity is administered through a Public Fund and overseen by a Public Fund Management Committee. We are inviting applications from Associate Members who are interested in being a member of this Management Committee. Applications close 12 September 2022

  • Operations

    Thank you to all our community that stopped by to visit us at Dowerin Field Day. We had some great conversations around the projects that we are working on in our community that are helping to create healthy environments and livelihoods in the Wheatbelt