Community groups, Environment, Media releases, News

This Summer, get to the beach but watch where you step

A partnership formed between Tasmanian seafood company Tassal and the Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania (SCAT) is focusing on how protecting our coasts can also safeguard our seafood industry. Today (during Coastcare Week) David Forrest, the National Business Manager of Tassal Salmon Shops, presented the Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania

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Environment

Wetlands – why should I care?

Humans often equate wetlands with wasteland; a place to be drained, filled in, burnt off and re-purposed. In fact, scientific studies show that 64 % of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900. Measured against 1700, an estimated 87 % have been lost. Tasmania has many special wetlands, 10 are

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Farmers and landholders

Sustainable agriculture, the proof is in the produce

More producers are looking at sustainable agriculture as a way of improving quality and yield of their produce for the long term and as a means of creating a marketable point of difference for their product. For southern Tasmania’s producers, the proof of sustainable agriculture is in the produce. NRM

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Agriculture, Community groups, Environment

Science and community providing homes for the Forty-spotted Pardalote

Great news! After three years of targeted monitoring activities we’ve found White gum seedlings on North Bruny Island that have survived the summer. This exciting observation was among the data collected from a series of regeneration trials, set up in late 2011 at Murrayfield Station, a lamb and fine wool

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Projects

Grazing Management Trials

NRM South works with farmers in Southern Tasmania to trial and support the adoption of innovative grazing practices. Holistic management and planned grazing has the capacity to improve pasture productivity, reduce impacts on soil loss and improve soil health, and reduce inputs such as fertilisers and vet costs. Regenerative agricultural

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Projects

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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