Agriculture, Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, Stories, Upper Derwent/Highland Lakes

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


Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News, Stories

Improving soil health and productivity on challenging sandy soils

This information was released in conjunction with Derwent Catchment NRM A unique approach to soil management is being undertaken in the Derwent Valley and farmer Jim Alright is hoping it will reap some surprising returns for him and son Nick. Jim Allwright and his family own and run Jones River farm


Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, NRM Facilitators, Projects

Soil Trials

NRM South has supported individual farmers and land managers with a range of innovative soil trials through grants and trial projects including: Inoculation trials NRM South has recently built on restoration activities on farms, through bushfire recovery efforts post 2013 fires. Mycorrhizal inoculation of eucalypts in shelter belts has been