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

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

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

Awareness and protection of migratory and resident shorebirds

NRM South is involved in the protection of shorebird habitat and in raising awareness of the threats to our valuable shorebird population. Data collected by BirdLife Tasmania, through annual shorebird surveys and with support from NRM South, community and local government, has identified serious decline in resident shorebirds breeding success

Giving the biosecurity message wings

NRM South’s Dr Magali Wright has been visiting tourism operators in the south of the state to share the message about safely visiting remote areas in Tasmania, such as Melaleuca and the Gordon River in the South-west, with the goal of keeping them safe from pests and disease. The most recent

Keeping our baby shorebird chicks safe

NRM South has been out visiting Tasmania’s East Coast, recently making a pit stop at Orford. Glamorgan Spring Bay Council staff, supported by NRM South, are working hard to protect our vulnerable shorebirds and spreading the word during Coastcare Week, which also includes a display at the Swansea Fair on