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Spreader accuracy saves money and helps waterways

Farmers from across the catchment descended on a farm in Treeton recently to gain a better understanding of ways to improve the accuracy of their fertiliser spreaders. A properly tested and calibrated spreader is highly beneficial as it delivers fertiliser evenly across paddocks and helps to prevent runoff of nutrients into waterways. Local farmers brought...
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New trials to improve water quality in regional waterways

Scientists from across Australia will use state-of-the-art technology over the next four years to work with grazing farmers in Western Australia to reduce nutrient loss off farm and improve water quality in local waterways and estuaries. More than $5.5 million has been provided by the State and Federal governments for Smart Farming Fertiliser trials to...
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Local turf managers get Fertilise Wise

Twenty two local landscapers and turf managers learnt how to grow great grass and be smarter with their fertiliser use last week at a ‘Fertilise Wise’ workshop organised by GeoCatch. The training was delivered by turf expert John Forrest from Forrest & Forrest Horticulture Consulting Services who taught participants about sustainable turf establishment, soil requirements,...
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WA water program recognised for innovation

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) featured prominently at this year’s Australian Water Association’s National Awards. After winning the State award category for Program Innovation, DWER’s Revitalising Geographe Waterways initiative was a finalist in the National Program Innovation Award competing against other great projects at the Ozwater ’19 Gala Dinner, held in Melbourne...
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Catchment bus tour boosts community understanding

Over 50 enthusiastic community members saw water quality management in action last week at GeoCatch’s 2019 Revitalising Geographe Waterways Community Bus Tour. Attendees welcomed the opportunity to speak directly with farmers and waterway managers from DWER GeoCatch, WC and City of Busselton. They viewed five sites: Vasse surge barrier, Lower Vasse River, Vasse Diversion Drain...
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State Budget extends award-winning water program

The McGowan Government is extending an award-winning water improvement program with $1.6 million allocated in the upcoming State Budget. The money is earmarked for the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program which aims to improve water quality, waterway health and better manage the Geographe waterways. The program, which is due to finish its four-year, State-funded run in...
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