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

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

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

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

Volunteer work vital to threatened species

One of Dr Nigel Swarts great hopes is that a project to build a living collection of some of Tasmania’s most threatened native orchids at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens with the help of volunteers, will one day help restock numbers in the wild. The orchid research scientist says Tasmania

Gone in the blink of an eye

Watching a pair of shorebirds wheeling above as you walk along a windswept beach is a familiar and comforting experience. But what if you returned the next day to find them gone, as if they’d disappeared in the blink of an eye? It’s a concern that’s driving efforts to get