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New trials to provide insights for best practice soil management on sandy soils

Two new trial sites on dairy farms in the Vasse and Scott River catchments have been launched to demonstrate how top-dressing applications of Iron Man Gypsum (IMG) can keep phosphorus on farms where it is needed, instead of being washed into our estuaries where it can cause algal blooms and water quality issues. IMG is made up...
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uPtake project team win two fertiliser industry environmental awards

Individuals and companies in the Australian fertiliser industry working to improve environmental outcomes were recognised at the recent 2022 Fertilizer Industry Environmental Awards, with two of the three national award recipients representing teams working to protect waterways in Western Australia. CSBP Fertilisers was awarded the Fertilizer Industry Platypus Environmental Award for its contribution to the uPtake project....
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Regional communities working together to restore waterways

As part of Healthy Estuaries WA and Revitalising Geographe Waterways, farmers across the South West are improving the health of waterways and receiving estuaries by fencing to move stock out of streams and drains, and by revegetating riparian zones (the areas along the banks of a waterway). Their collective efforts through the program from 2020...
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First stage of sediment removal completed in the river

The City of Busselton has recently completed the first stage of sediment removal in the Lower Vasse River with the aim to improve water quality. Approximately 600 tonnes of sediment was removed over seven weeks. The area dredged spanned from the Causeway Road Bridge to upstream from the pedestrian bridge, on Peel Terrace. Sediment will...
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2022-23 Geographe soil testing program open

Expressions of interest are now open for the latest round of the Geographe catchment soil testing program. With global fertiliser prices estimated to have increased by 180 per cent, the program is even more important this year for farmers hoping to make potential savings. GeoCatch Project Officer Jenelle Schult says the program provides farmers with...
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Monitoring water quality across the South West

Rain, hail or shine the DWER south west water quality monitoring team are out and about in boats, cars or kayaks monitoring water quality of south west estuaries and catchments. The small team, based in Busselton and Bunbury, monitor the Leschenault Estuary, Hardy Inlet and Vasse Wonnerup wetlands and their catchment’s monthly. Results from estuary...
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RGW Latest News

This is where we share the latest news and updates on all Revitalising Geographe Waterways Projects