E-News Issue 221
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Forage shrubs take off in Wheatbelt

Farmers wanting to plant forage shrubs and take advantage of the wet growing season may have missed their chance.

Demand for forage shrubs including Old Man, River and Anemeka Salt Bush, Rhagodia and Blue Bush has outstripped supply this year.

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Supporting widespread adoption of palatable shrubs for livestock grazing and/or sandalwood plantations. 

Successful applicants receive up to $2500 towards seedling expenses as well as the support of technical experts and peer mentors.

NEW Funding Round: Monday 25 July 2016

CLOSES: Friday 26 August 2016

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Trials & Demonstrations

Grants to $15,000

For adopting improved soil management, innovative crop management, sustainable grazing systems, and tree crops.

Apply online  |  Get the flyer

Closes: 12 September 2016

Nutrient Use Efficiency

Healthy Soils, Healthy Rivers

Grants of $2500 towards soil and plant testing, plus data interpretation support from NRM or industry supervisors.

Apply online  |  Get the flyer

Closes: 12 September 2016

Consider Community Feral Control funding to help protect your new seedlings against feral rabbits. The funding can also help with protecting native wildlife from feral cats and foxes.

Apply online
Hear from: Local farmers who are currently adopting these practices. Plus, Phil Barrett-Lennard (Agvivo), Dean Revell (Revell Science), and Rabo Bank.

Merredin  |  Tuesday 26 July
9.00am–3.00pm  |  $20

RSVP ONLINE  |  Get the flyer

Hear from:  Paul Blackwell (DAFWA), Dave Hall, Ed Barrett-Lennard (DAFWA), and Matt McNee (WANTFA).

Beacon  |  Wednesday 3 August
9am onwards  |  FREE

RSVP ONLINE  |  Get the flyer

Hear from: Chris Gazey (DAFWA), Trevor Syme (Grower, WANTFA), Dan Dempster (Grower), Matt McNee (WANTFA), Phil Ward (CSIRO), Nikki Dumbrell (UWA).

Goomalling  |  Friday 12 August  |  1:00 - 3:00pm  |  FREE  |  Get the flyer

Hear about: On-farm compost trial (Duli-SMRC), Latest nematode research (DAFWA), Key findings from York Manure Trial (Living Farm), Compost products and a Paddock field walk.

Cadoux  |  Wednesday 17 August  |  8:00am - 12.30pm  |  FREE  |  Get flyer


Wheatbelt Science Forum

The Wheatbelt Science Forum has become the region’s leading STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) event for schools. Wheatbelt NRM will be presenting two workshops at this year’s event.


Wild Dogs Workshops

Are wild dogs eating your income?

FREE workshop providing community assistance for dealing with wild dogs and comprehensive instruction. For more information, contact Chittering Landcare on (08) 9571 0400. View flyer here

Wannamal  |  Tuesday 2 August  |  10am - 4.30pm

Nilgen  |  Wednesday 3 August  |  10am - 4.30pm

Sustainable Agriculture

Trials and Demonstrations Projects Update

Wheatbelt NRM's Trials and Demonstrations project supports on-farm trials that involve substantial data collection and analysis for a variety of practices that aim to improve management and farm profit over the long term.
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Feral cats threaten wildlife on many fronts

It seems that hunting is not the only way that feral cat activity is taking out our wildlife.


Protect your new seedlings

You may have a great selection of biodiverse seedlings ready to go in the ground, but feral rabbits will be lining up round the corner to munch on them.

Aboriginal NRM

Life on the Goomalling Reserve

Norman Dick is a Ballardong Noongar Elder who was born in Goomalling and has lived there most of his life.

Norman’s interview is featured on the Mooditj Boodjar website which has many great stories from the Wheatbelt Aboriginal community, on cultural heritage, sustainable agriculture, plants, water, fire, animals, feral animals and weeds.

[Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this website may contain images and voices of deceased persons.]

Watch the interview
Visit the Mooditj Boodjar website
Sustainable Communities

2016 BioBlitz site confirmed

Tarin Rock near Lake Grace has been confirmed as the location for this year’s BioBlitz.


Volunteer Team Leaders wanted

We're seeking experts in environmental science, ecology, natural history, agriculture, education and biodiversity to take part in our 2016 BioBlitz.


Take 10 with Karla Hooper

Wheatbelt NRM Board Member Karla Hooper recently spoke with Wheatbelt Local about living in the Wheatbelt and the exciting things she is up to in our region.

Wheatbelt Local is an online community connecting, inspiring and assisting local Wheatbelt residents. READ MORE

Other News

NRM headlines...

JOB OPPORTUNITY - Biosecurity Project Officer, Central Wheatbelt...

New online platform for Australian farming community...

Koomal possum population declining due to climate change & habitat loss...

National Feral Cat Management Survey...

Under the Wheatbelt sky...
Other Events
Visit our online event calendar to view other events occuring in our region.
Other Funding
Visit our website to view other funding available from other organisations here.
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