Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

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

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Community groups, Farmers and landholders

Bushfire grants a fresh start for farmers – 2013

Recovering from bushfires of the scale and intensity we saw in southern Tasmania in 2013 was always going to be a long, hard slog for farmers who lost fencing, stock, pasture, sheds, machinery and crops, particularly for people in regions that have suffered fire more than once over two years. In 2012,

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

Tasmanian producers set to gain from health link to China

Tasmanian producers could be the eventual winners from an historic healthcare agreement which has been revealed by the Chinese Government with Tasmanian company EPOH Health Tasmania P/L, and announced this week by Tasmanian Federal Senator Eric Abetz. The opportunity, led by Peter, Elizabeth and Geoff Hope of Hope Pharmacies in

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, 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

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Projects

Setting up a Planned Grazing Trial

By focusing on a small area you can easily manipulate stock density, grazing time and recovery time without putting your business at risk. This information is taken from NRM South’s and covers: when it’s time to remove stock how long your perennial grasses take to recover how to tell when

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Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

Animal control options available to farmers

NRM South accepts that the Tasmanian Government’s decision to allow landowners to continue to use 1080 for control of browsing animals, and recognises that native animal browsing can have a serious economic impact for Tasmanian farmers. NRM South supports farmers to evaluate options to manage the impact in a way

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