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Maintaining our water resources

Maintaining our water resources

Agriculture, in Australia and globally, depends on access to regular supplies of water. Faced with increasing competition for often-scarce water supplies, farmers must find ways to stay productive and profitable while reducing their...
Published 7th Nov 2014
Soil conservation

Soil conservation

Australian farmers and soil scientists are striving to develop more cost-effective, sustainable ways to improve soil quality, replenish depleted soils, rebalance acidic soils, and prevent erosion and loss of topsoil. Key challenges...
Published 7th Nov 2014
Managing weeds, pests and diseases

Managing weeds, pests and diseases

According to the federal  Department of Environment, an invasive species is “a species occurring, as a result of human activities, beyond its accepted...
Published 7th Nov 2014
Don't wait for the next fuel bill: download NSWFA / OEH's new, free guides to renewables and solar-powered pumping now

Don't wait for the next fuel bill: download NSWFA / OEH's new, free guides to renewables and solar-powered pumping now

Solar PV power can replace a significant proportion of the mains electricity and diesel farmers currently use to pump water for stock, domestic and irrigation needs. But how do you go about implementing on-farm renewables and the associated pumping equipment? Start with these hands-on guides and supplements, launched by NSWFA and OEH on 27 May and downloadable for free.
Published 19th May 2015
Energy Information Papers

Energy Information Papers

Would you like to learn more about solar on farm, how to increase diesel efficiency in tractors, the connection between water efficiency and energy usage, the ways to reduce energy bill in farm buildings?
Published 19th Jan 2015
Water efficiency benefits of using compost

Water efficiency benefits of using compost

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Published 26th Oct 2016
What is 'next-generation' compost'?

What is 'next-generation' compost'?

'Next-generation compost' is a generic term used to describe commercial compost products that have been amended with a nutrient source, primarily to compensate for nitrogen immobilisation, and that meet the Australian Standard for compost used in food production.
Published 24th Nov 2016
Tips for growers: using compost made from recycled organics

Tips for growers: using compost made from recycled organics

This factsheet provides commercial vegetable farmers with background information to make Next Gen compost. It is one in a series developed by AgInnovators to foster the uptake of recycled green waste as compost.
Published 24th Nov 2016
Big future for next gen compost in Asian Vegetable production

Big future for next gen compost in Asian Vegetable production

  Rita Kelman owns and manages an Asian vegetable farm in Kemps Creek, Sydney. Here she talks about the special  potential for use of compost in Asian vegetable farming.  ...
Published 20th Nov 2016
NSW EPA's Organics Marketing Development program: encouraging takeup of recycled organics

NSW EPA's Organics Marketing Development program: encouraging takeup of recycled organics

NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Market Development Grants Program is supporting a crop of collaborative projects that are helping expand markets for recycled organics.
Published 24th Nov 2016

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