Agriculture, Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, Stories, Upper Derwent/Highland Lakes

Derwent farmer’s biofumigant poppy trial shows promise

With the help of a NRM South public benefit grant last year, farmer James Allwright from Ellendale established a biofumigant trial on his poppy fields from his own resources and with the support of Derwent Catchment NRM Committee and Serve-Ag set to work on this innovative venture in poppy growing. Biofumigation is an

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News, Stories

Improving soil health and productivity on challenging sandy soils

This information was released in conjunction with Derwent Catchment NRM A unique approach to soil management is being undertaken in the Derwent Valley and farmer Jim Alright is hoping it will reap some surprising returns for him and son Nick. Jim Allwright and his family own and run Jones River farm

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Projects, Stories

Setting up a Planned Grazing Trial

By focusing on a small area you can easily manipulate stock density, grazing time and recovery time without putting your business at risk. This information is taken from NRM South’s and covers: when it’s time to remove stock how long your perennial grasses take to recover how to tell when

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