Farmers and landholders, News

Greener pastures for Tasmania’s East Coast

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and NRM South are teaming up to invest in a new pasture project to help improve the productivity and sustainability of pasture systems in Tasmania. Led by TIA Research Fellow, Dr Rowan Smith, the project aims to identify a perennial legume that persists in

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, News

Small Farm Planning Workshops 2016

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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Farmers and landholders, News

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

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Farmers and landholders

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

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Projects

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

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