Organic Inputs and Techniques: An interesting website outlining how biofertilizers are one of the important components of integrated nutrient management, as they are a cost effective and renewable source of plant nutrients to supplement the chemical fertilizers for sustainable agriculture. The website from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India, has a strong organic focus and has many other interesting topics worth reading.
Domestic Dogs Threaten Endangered Species Worldwide: Given the Australian Federal Government’s focus on cat control, this is an interesting article on how dogs affect native wildlife as well.
Soak up Grower Knowledge on Soil Moisture: A new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Regional Cropping Solutions Network publication Managing Soil Moisture outlines how a number of growers in this region are optimising production and reducing risks by implementing practical methods to conserve precious soil moisture in response to increasingly fluctuating rainfall and variable soil types.
South West Community Takes Lead on Managing Pests: Community-led pest management activities throughout the South West Land Division has been bolstered with four community groups, including one in the South West, receiving formal recognition. The Recognised Biosecurity Groups can now access funding arrangements through the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (BAM) Act 2007 to control declared pests such as wild dogs, foxes and rabbits and weeds such as cotton bush.