Farmers and landholders, Featured, News, Research

Research for a pasture that persists

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and NRM South are aiming to give farmers on the East Coast of Tasmania new strategies to manage pasture production through drought. The East Coast of Tasmania is an important wool producing region, but faces production challenges, including a dry temperate climate with highly


Farmers and landholders, News

Property management planning for small landholders

NRM South is running a ‘Small Farm Planning Program’ in the Huon and Channel region between November and December 2018. $200 for an individual or $275 for two individuals per property Applications close at 5pm, October 8th 2018 Small Farm Planning Flyer Property Management Planning (PMP) is a process for


Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Stories

Saving Morrisbyi’s Gum – update

Last year, NRM South was successful in an application to the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund for a collaborative project aimed at protecting Tasmania’s endemic, and endangered, Morrisby’s gum (Eucalyptus morrisbyi). The last 6 months has seen loads of activity and an encouraging regeneration response to the fencing works


Farmers and landholders, News, Stories

Insect Attraction – Bringing in Beneficial Bugs

While many gardeners and producers spend a lot of time trying to get rid of the army of endless bug invaders intent on helping themselves to tasty crops, fighting fire with fire can prove to be a helpful approach! Beneficial insects, such as hoverflies, ladybirds, spiders and lacewings, can help


Farmers and landholders, National Landcare Programme, News, Stories

Small Farm Planning in Southern Tasmania

"Doing this course was the best single thing we’ve done in the development of our property" - Small Farm Planning program participant In the five years that NRM South has been running an annual Small Farm Planning program, we have provided advice and training to 137 participants on 82 properties


Environment, Farmers and landholders, National Landcare Programme, News, Research, Stories

Protecting a rare gem

Increasing the resilience of alpine bogs on the Central Plateau. When we think about bogs, the idea of a rare, important and fragile environment may not be the first thought that springs to mind. While the ecological communities known as ‘Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens’ may be something of