Agriculture, Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Media releases

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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Grants, Media releases, News, Projects

Green Army project success in Southern Tasmania

Funding for a collaborative Southern Tasmania NRM project focused on protecting and conserving species was yesterday announced by Environment Minister Greg Hunt as part of Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Green Army projects. The project, run jointly between NRM South and Landcare Tasmania, will be delivered by Conservation Volunteers

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Farmers and landholders, News

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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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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