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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Drought declaration produces climate change scenarios

The Ararat Rural City Council (ARCC) was drought declared by the State Government in early 2016.


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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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Research reveals the future for dairy farming in Gippsland

What will the climate in Gippsland be like in 2040 and how will different dairy farming systems respond to a...


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Joan Kirner Landcare Award - Terry Hubbard

Terry Hubbard lives Landcare.Terry is the chair of the National Landcare Network and Landcare Victoria Inc.


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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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Helping the grains industry deal with climate volatility

Each year crop losses from frost and heat events cost the Australian grains industry tens of millions of dollars making...


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Water workshops help farmers plan and manage future drought

Gecko CLaN is a Landcare Network that supports 18 separate groups around the townships of Benalla and Euroa in north...


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Landholders protect critical brolga habitat at Pura Pura

Glenn and Stephanie Rogers purchased their 1100-hectare mixed grazing and cropping property at Pura Pura near Lake Bolac in 2016.


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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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Healthy Hectares engages small property owners

A country property is a great change of pace for many living busy Melbourne lives.


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Climate change - plants and animals don't lie

Climate change has become a politically charged topic in Australia, and it seems our voting preference is heavily influenced by...


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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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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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Planting, growing and harvesting a riparian farm forest

At the start of our farm tours I stand on a tree stump just a few metres from the creek...


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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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Tarago catchment: a collaborative approach to sustainable land management

The importance of rivers and wetlands in the natural water cycle is now well recognised.


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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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Landcare forum highlights management of north central water storages

Sharing the Landcare Story was the theme of the North Central Regional Landcare Forum, held in October 2017 at Stuart...


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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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Reaching out to the community with farm and nature walks

Farm and nature walks are a good way for Landcare and environment groups to connect to the wider community and...


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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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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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Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award - Cundare Duverney Landcare Group

Established in 1994, the Cundare Duverney Landcare Group (CDLG) is located in the high rainfall zone of the western district...


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Australian Government Landcare Farming Award - Fraser Pogue

Irrigated cropping farmer Fraser Pogue demonstrates excellence and leadership in sustainable farm practices on his 400-hectare property at Ardmona, near...


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This farm needs a farmer!

Melissa Connors and her partner moved to Kyneton six years ago.


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Dr. Sidney Plowman Travel & Study Award - Tony Gardner

Tony Gardner lives and breathes sustainable agriculture.


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Four inspiring women of the Wimmera

There are many inspiring women active in Landcare projects across the Wimmera.


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Michelle Stacey’s war on weeds

Michelle Stacey is a fifth-generation Flinders farmer and President of Main Creek Catchment Landcare Group (MCCLG).


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Women on Farms workshops increase the confidence of rural women

If you look around at agricultural field days, you’ll be most likely met by a sea of men and very...


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Lost and found in the Dandenongs

“If you get lost just walk down a creek and you’ll reach a road to home.