Farmers and landholders, News, Stories

Greener pastures for Tasmania’s East Coast

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and NRM South are teaming up to invest in a new pasture project to help improve the productivity and sustainability of pasture systems in Tasmania. Led by TIA Research Fellow, Dr Rowan Smith, the project aims to identify a perennial legume that persists in

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Tasman Soil Workshop 2

We are lucky to have some of Tasmania’s best soil scientists presenting a series of workshops aimed to assist producers in maintaining healthy soil under intensified production (made possible by the development of irrigation schemes and other innovations). Much of the content will also be relevant to producers outside of

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, News

Small Farm Planning Workshops 2016

Property Management Planning (PMP) is a process for developing and documenting the visions and goals for a property, with a focus on natural resources. Small farms have different needs to larger properties and this program has been designed specifically for small properties typically ranging in size from 5 – 100

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Healthy Horse and Land Expo

NRM North in conjunction with NRM South invite you to attend a healthy horse and land expo to be held at the Campbeltown Showground. Guest speakers, trade stalls, hearty country food and demonstrations. Keep an eye on this site as we will post more information as it becomes available. For

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Naturally Inspired Grants- Open

The Naturally Inspired Grants (NI Grants) offer landowners, groups and schools funding for projects that deliver positive environmental change in Southern Tasmania, aligned with National Landcare Programme priorities. These will be offered in 2 streams and funding from $2000-5000. Community Group stream Landowner/Sustainable Agriculture stream These include projects that: Increase engagement,

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Farmers and landholders, Huon/Channel, News, Stories

Planned grazing and wallaby-proof fencing shows promise – more feed, less weeds!

Results from a grazing and wallaby exclusion trial on a farm in Geeveston are showing very promising results for improving farm productivity. Local farmer Simon Burgess is using long recovery grazing and wallaby-proof fencing to improve his pastures and reduce input costs across his farm. A recent report on his

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