Victorian Landcare Magazine


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Weather and climate resources from Agriculture Victoria

Agriculture Victoria provides a range of services to support farmers and advisers to manage the risks associated with seasonal variability...


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Climate change - an opportunity to rethink, restore and reboot

Unlike some city folk, many people who live and work in rural areas are inherently attuned to outside weather conditions.


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Australian Government Innovation in Agricultural Land Management Award - Simon Falkiner

Simon Falkiner manages a 240-hectare mixed enterprise family farm at Freshwater Creek near Geelong.


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Dr Sidney Plowman Travel and Study Award - Bret Ryan

Bret Ryan grew up in Colac and originally qualified as an aquatic scientist.


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Soil workshops a hit in the Yarra Ranges

More than 100 people attended a one-day conference held in Lilydale in May on property management in the Yarra Valley...


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Bringing the Hanslow Cup home

“Mr Henderson is awarded first prize in this competition because of his efforts in controlling severe erosion problems whilst at...


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Are we soil managers – or just users?

Soil is a remarkable asset, effectively gifted to this planet, and consequently to us.


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Biochar may have benefits for soil and water

Biochar is a carbon-rich solid manufactured by heating bio mass at a high temperature in the absence of oxygen.


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Incorporating stubble can improve soil condition

Formed in 1994, the Cundare Duverney Landcare Group is part of the Corangamite Lakes Landcare area, which takes in the...


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Farming for sustainable soils in northern and north central Victoria

Problems with soil health are not restricted to northern and north central Victoria – they are endemic to south eastern...


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Can soil aeration and earthworm compost improve soils health?

Four farms in the Warrenbayne Boho Land Protection Group (WBLPG) area have participated in a trial to capture airborne nutrients...


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Regenerative grazing controls topsoil and improves productivity at Perry Bridge

Perry Bridge farmers Jen Ribolli and David and Ruth Read take a regenerative approach to pasture management.


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Can chicken manure increase soil health and productivity in sodic soils?

Soil health is an important issue for all farmers, and ensuring healthy soils starts with understanding what type of soils...


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Landscape model provides water balance picture

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Australian Landscape Water Balance website provides information on soil water storage within a region, as well...


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Alternative fertiliser, lime and biological trial results

Nine years of investigation by the Woady Yaloak Catchment Group has failed to find a biological or alternative fertiliser that...


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