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Getting accurate with farm fertiliser

17 June, 2019 Farmers had the opportunity to test their fertiliser spreaders for accuracy at the recent Accu-Spread field day held in Busselton. Understanding the spread pattern of fertiliser spreaders when using different products can result in higher productivity and healthier waterways. Brodie Allen, who runs a beef breeders farm in Boallia, was surprised at ...
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Local turf managers get Fertilise Wise

31 May, 2019 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 who taught participants about sustainable turf establishment, soil requirements, types of fertilisers ...
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Farmers dig in for 40km fencing effort

27 May, 2019 Farmers installing fencing along the upper Vasse River Local farmers have given a boost to the health of Geographe waterways over the last three years with support from GeoCatch to fence 40km of waterways and undertake 11 hectares of revegetation to protect stream-side vegetation and improve water quality. Lamb producer, Chris Mayfield, co-owner of Perivale Lamb in Upper Capel ...
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Catchment bus tour boosts community understanding

06 May, 2019 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 Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, GeoCatch, Water Corporation and City of Busselton. They viewed five ...
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Four years and counting!

18 April, 2019 In its fourth consecutive year, the Western Ringtail Possum Tally is on again. Grab a friend or the whole family these school holidays (commencing Saturday 13th April- 12th May) and have fun counting possums! The citizen science Tally is gathering information to build a reliable set of observation data that will ...
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Pets away, Possums play here to stay in Dunsborough

18 April, 2019 Our pet ownership message ‘Pets Away, Possums Play’ has become a permanent art-piece in Dunsborough as part of Wander Art, a new street art project delivered by Dunsborough Progress Association in collaboration with the community. Accomplished local and internationally recognised artist Lauren Wilhelm created the artwork on the village green electrical ...
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Health check reveals Vasse River swimming with native species

01 April, 2019 A health check of the Vasse River has revealed its significant ecological value with a system rich in native fish and crayfish. Scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) compared three sites as part of the Healthy Rivers program. The findings, which included data on water quality, vegetation, fish ...
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Learning Bay OK gardening at Bunnings!

28 March, 2019 Lisa Massey with Garden Club members ‘A Bay OK garden begins in the soil’ was one of the key messages given to local residents at a special event held for Busselton’s Bunnings Gardening Club on Sunday, 24 March. Lisa Massey presented to the group and offered simple tips to create a ‘Bay OK’ garden, where nutrients don’t ...
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‘Pets Away. Possums Play’ campaign launch

11 March, 2019 Keep your pets inside at night….so possums feel safe to forage, feed and thrive! We launched our ‘Pets Away, Possums Play’ campaign on World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2019. The campaign has been designed to act as a prompt to remind pet owners that keeping pets (cats and dogs) contained at ...
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Farmers get fertiliser right

21 February, 2019 Local farmers conducting soil tests have seen first-hand the benefits of adjusting their fertiliser practices. An initiative of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program, soil testing has allowed farmers to focus on potassium deficiencies and liming rather than phosphorous. Reducing phosphorous application will not only improve production but will reduce nutrient ...
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