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    Landcare in Focus -Jan 8, 2020
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    Nicki’s Legacy    Everyone who met Nicki Laws was touched by her warmth and intelligence. She was a vet, author, textile artist, farmer, scientist, activist and lecturer. Nicki died in September 2018 from metastatic ocular melanoma. She was aged just 58.    Nicki and her friend and photographer Ann Alcock co-authored the book, “Frocks, Country Halls and Deb Balls” which documented a collection of 60 frocks and the role of country dances and community halls in the north-eastern Darling Dow...
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    Landcare in Focus -Jan 8, 2020
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    Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
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    Landcare in Focus -Jul 27, 2019
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    By Lisa Redman, Henley Dunes Care Group, South Australia Lisa Redman (middle) with volunteers at a Henley Dunes Care Group event Established in May 2018, Henley Dunes Care Group is one of the newest groups to join the Landcare movement. Landcare in Focus chats with co-founder, Lisa Redman about how the group got started. TELL US HOW HENLEY DUNES CARE GROUP BEGAN… Last year concerns were raised with the local council over the eroding conditions of the dunes along Henley Beach. Their sol...
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    Landcare in Focus -Jul 27, 2019
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    The 54,000-hectare property is now home to 95 per cent of the word’s black-eared miners Once operating for 120 years as a pastoral station, Gluepot Reserve is an international model of what can be achieved through the passion of volunteers and their commitment to biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of the landscape. BirdLife Australia purchased the 54,000-hectare property in 1997 after recognising the need to protect the area due to its significance as home to a diverse vari...
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    Landcare in Focus -Jul 27, 2019
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    The Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreats fast-tracks young people’s understanding of landcare activities in their communities By Megan Rowlett, Intrepid Landcare While the appetite to lead change is ripe with the next generation, reversing the damage that has been done and saving what’s actually left can seem like an overwhelming and almost impossible task for many. With this sentiment can come a perception that there will never be any change. But as twenty young intrepid Victorians f...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    Dr Shane Norrish, CEO Landcare Australia Landcare Australia chief executive officer, Dr Shane Norrish Technological innovation offers enormous potential in land management. Emerging technologies are helping farmers and Landcarers to adapt to the continuous challenges they face in managing our country’s natural resources, with positive results. Investing in technology, and how we use it, offers an opportunity to better understand changes in the landscape and ultimately become bet...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    By David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP. Today more than ever, farmers deserve to be rewarded for the services they provide for the national good – like biodiversity stewardship and carbon sequestration. That’s why I’ve announced a $30 million pilot to incentivise farmers for these services. The pilot will run across different regions and different commodities as we test whether farme...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    By Western Local Land Services Katalpa Station following the first significant rain since the works were carried out. The Western Local Land Services region encompasses one of the most diverse rangeland areas in Australia. Comprised of arid and semi-arid land, it is mostly unsuitable for intensive agricultural practices because of constraints such as unreliable rainfall and soil type. Due to these and other factors, the predecessor agency of Western Local Land Services initiated...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    The partnership between USQ and John Deere is enabling research to help lift farm productivity and develop the next generation of agricultural technologies. Photo: USQ Photography. Spray weed technology developed by University of Southern Queensland (USQ) researchers will soon be in use on John Deere machinery. The technology, which is able to distinguish between weeds and crops in sugarcane, horticulture and cotton crops, will be installed on high clearance sprayer booms after USQ succes...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    Core samples taken in 2018 comparing (from L to R) the aerated, control and SoilKee strips. For the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), helping improve farm productivity while reducing the impact on the environment is a key part of natural resource management. WGCMA’s Healthy Soils Sustainable Farms project aims to educate and assist farmers to improve their soil management, particularly in terms of nutrients, plants and grazing practices. The project incorporated ...
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