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.
Thursday 16 February 2017
Providing plants on the banks of the lower Goulburn River a well-needed late summer drink could also encourage golden perch to migrate from the Murray River to the Goulburn.
Wednesday 15 February 2017
Rufous night-heron (Nankeen night-heron) and great and intermediate egrets are now completing their breeding in Barmah Forest.
A series of community 'drop in' sessions will be held during February to capture local flood knowledge.
Keen to know what native plants to plant on your property?
Blackwater from the Goulburn River is now entering the Murray River.
Dissolved oxygen levels in the lower Goulburn River should continue to improve as the environmental water delivered since Sunday from Goulburn Weir and via channels mixes with the blackwater.