Agriculture, Featured, News

Perennial trials and tribulations

In early December, NRM South’s Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator – in collaboration with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and the East Coast Primary Producers Association – held a successful Legume Management for East Coast Grazing Systems field day at Milton. There has been a perennial legume trial running at

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Agriculture, Featured, News

Showcasing the benefits of drought lotting

On Friday 20 November, farmers from around the Bothwell region gathered to find out more about how sheep farmer Richard Ellis is using drought lotting to reduce pressure on his paddocks. Drought-lotting is employed to maintain ground cover, thus minimising soil and nutrient loss, that result from bare ground, and

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Agriculture, Featured, News

Stopping the spread of serrated tussock

NRM South was proud to support Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and Tasman Council at a recent serrated tussock workshop in Triabunna. The workshop welcomed around 50 attendees, who were keen to find out more about why serrated tussock is raising alarm bells on the East Coast. Serrated tussock is an

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Agriculture, Community groups, Farmers and landholders, News

Fat Pig Farm garden gets a break

Thanks to the help of a Naturally Inspired funding grant from NRM South, and a group of volunteers from the Huon Valley Roamers and Franklin Landcare groups, Fat Pig Farm now has a new and improved windbreak! Many of you may be familiar with the Gourmet Farmer TV series that

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Agriculture, e-news, Farmers and landholders, News

Small Farm Planning Workshops 2017

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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Agriculture, News, Projects

Farmers can lift productivity and profits by improving water drainage

A farmer workshop sponsored by NRM South and Macquarie Franklin (Water for Profit) on the principles of drainage was held at Jericho on Thursday 12 May and attracted an excellent turnout of farmers. Understanding water drainage on farms is critical to productivity even in apparently dry landscapes is a key

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