Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

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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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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Community groups, Grants

The church in the bush naturally inspired grants recipient

One of the first things to strike you about St Pius X Catholic Church in Taroona is its surroundings. Set in coastal bushland, parishioners must find it difficult to keep their eyes on the pulpit when the church offers beautiful views of surrounding eucalypt trees and the broad River Derwent.

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Environment, Media releases, News

Partnership puts spotlight on keeping it clean for frogs

A ground-breaking project aimed at tracking Tasmania’s frog populations will help ensure Tasmania’s wilderness remains an important global refuge against chytrid, a deadly fungus that is decimating frog populations and causing species extinctions worldwide. A partnership between NRM South, Hydro Tasmania and DPIPWE has provided the opportunity for Wildlife Disease

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

Animal control options available to farmers

NRM South accepts that the Tasmanian Government’s decision to allow landowners to continue to use 1080 for control of browsing animals, and recognises that native animal browsing can have a serious economic impact for Tasmanian farmers. NRM South supports farmers to evaluate options to manage the impact in a way

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

Slugs, bugs and worms the focus for better production

  NRM South is this week covered in things that crawl, wriggle and slime. It could just be the time of year, but on Wednesday this week our team will be out with Tasmanian ‘poo-ologist’ Graeme Stevenson talking about, looking at and digging up dung beetles and earthworms in Ellendale.

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