Regenerative agriculture for drought resilience

A regenerative grazing project at Okehampton (Cape Herbert Pty Ltd), a sheep grazing property near Triabunna on Tasmania’s east coast, is using cutting edge technology and pasture management to optimise grazing impact to improve drought-resilience. Using an approach which focuses on increasing the landscape function of the soils, the trials

New LISTmap layer for bird breeding habitat now available

The Tasmanian Smart Seafood Partnership is pleased to announce that the ‘Bird breeding habitat and access recommendations’ state-wide layer in LISTmap is now live. This LISTmap layer provides advice for coastal activities such as clean up events, weeding or field days, and can be used by the seafood industry, community

End of year update – 2021

With 2021 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of our major accomplishments over the last 6 months. It is thanks to funding from industry partners, State Government and Australian Government (including through the National Landcare Program) that we have been able to support

Tasmanian Farming Forecaster pilot coming soon

Over November, our Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator, Tim Ackroyd joined Peter Heading (NRM North’s Agricultural project officer) out in the field. They were gathering information for our dryland soil probe reference sites on the east coast and Fingal Valley as part of the Tasmanian Farming Forecaster pilot. Real-time soil moisture,

Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot – round 2 now open

Eligible Aussie farmers are invited to apply for round 2 of the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot. Applications are open from Thursday 16 December 2021 and will close on Thursday 3 March 2022. The Pilot is a key part of the Australian Government’s $66.1 million Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package and will

Sharing lessons on pasture renovation in the Derwent

As part of NRM South’s Derwent Pasture Network (DPN) project, a recent pasture renovation seminar in Hamilton brought together farmers from the Derwent valley to discuss their experiences with renovating pasture – including highlighting critical local issues, lessons learnt, what’s worked, what hasn’t, and suggestions on how the DPN project