Water bugs and plants that provide food and shelter for native fish and other aquatic animals will benefit from an environmental flow along the lower Goulburn River planned for mid-June.
The water level in Casey’s Weir on the Broken River has been lowered to allow work to prevent the spread of
the aquatic weed cabomba.
Applying for funding from Round Five of the Farm Water Program was a ‘no-brainer’ for Tatura dairy farmer Mark Ryan.
Irrigators have been the obvious benefactors from the Farm Water Program, led by the Goulburn Broken CMA, but there’s also been a positive flow-on effect for related industries.
A decade of annual surveys in the Goulburn River has provided researchers with a clearer understanding of the impacts of flow events on native fish populations.
Harston landholders are invited to a community information session on April 26 to provide feedback on a new drainage proposal for their district.
Innovative approaches to improve farm irrigation efficiency including solar-powered pumps to reduce energy costs and sprinklers that can adjust the amount of water applied to suit the soil type, are among the 98 projects worth around $35 million funded through the latest round of the Farm Water Program.
In a Victorian first, all 10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) have undertaken regional climate change adaptation planning that is now available through a one-stop online portal.
Sagittaria platyphylla (sagittaria, delta arrowhead), is a serious aquatic weed affecting irrigation channels, drains, creeks and wetlands. Despite intensive herbicide control programs, sagittaria continues to be an ongoing issue due to the ability of plants to regrow from tubers and submersed
Students from Tooborac Primary School joined celebrations to mark the 1000th nest box installed in the Whroo-Goldfields box-ironbark forest on March 29.
This month's Landcare Links enewsletter is now out.
Another milestone has been reached as part of a project to improve habitat for the threatened turquoise parrot in the Warby Ranges, with the 200th nest box installed at an orchard last week.
It comes as no surprise to know some farmers across the region are doing it tough.
Expressions of interest are now open for managers of mixed farming operations to take part in a short course run by pasture cropping pioneer Colin Seis and beef cattle farmer and Stipa Native Grasses Association CEO Graeme Hand.
Funding is available to irrigators to develop a new, or update an existing, whole farm plan.