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Farmer priorities for Lower Sabina

16 December, 2019

A group of landholders in the Lower Sabina sub-catchment got together with GeoCatch staff and community board members last week to talk about opportunities to continue improving water quality and reducing nutrient loads from the area.

Farmers heard about opportunities to partner with GeoCatch that will improve the health of local waterways. Farmers suggested that incentives for soil and tissue testing, which are currently available, should be continued and made available to farmers in the district. Dung beetles, moisture retention and soil amendments were also identified as topics of interest that could be explored in future projects.

GeoCatch looks forward to working with local landholders next year through a new pilot project that will look at ways to fast track the uptake of nutrient reduction works in the Lower Sabina sub-catchment. This project is a partnership through the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program.

Any farmers in the Sabina district interested in GeoCatch projects and incentives in 2020 can contact Bree Brown by emailing geocatch@dwer.wa.gov.au