You can now keep up to date with the happenings of Dumbleyung Landcare by following their new Facebook Page. If you have a QR code reader then all you need to do is scan the code below or if not, click here (link to https://www.facebook.com/dumbleyung.landcare). Or ‘search’ Dumbleyung Landcare on Facebook.
Online tool targets soil constraint amendment investments: An online tool to help landowners get the most out of their investment to overcome soil constraints. Soil problems, such as top and subsoil acidity, subsoil compaction, non-wetting and surface crusting, are estimated to cost Western Australian grain growers more than of $1.6 billion per year in lost productivity and mitigation costs. People interested in testing ROSA and providing feedback on its functionality can request a copy from DPIRD senior development officer Jeremy Lemon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Birdos and bush walkers! Bird Event at Lake Coomelberrup
You are invited to join the local Bird Watching Group on SATURDAY 21st APRIL for an afternoon of bush walking and bird spotting.
MEET: at Lake Coomelberrup, Mutters Road located 13 km South of Town.
There will be a car pool from town leaving at 1.15pm.
TIME: 1.30 pm at Lake Coomelberrup, Mutters Road
FREE Sausage Sizzle to follow – numbers are required for catering by Thursday 19 April 2018.
If you wish participate in this FREE event please contact Claudia Hadlow at the Landcare Office in Absolon Street. Dumbleyung by Thursday 19 April 2018.
Mob. 0429 612447 or Office on 98634225.
This event is proudly sponsored with funding from the:
EOI - 'Legume demonstration for reliable profitability in the Western Region'
Are you interested in hosting a legumes demonstration on your farm???
- The majority of growers in the port zones will have access to agronomy packages for pulses/legumes and to whole farm modelling tools for their own farms to determine if particular legumes are profitable in their system. 20% of growers will be actively using these tools to assess the risks and rewards in growing a legume for a break crop on their property by 2021.
- Year 1 – minimum of 3 legumes (lupins, field peas, chickpeas, faba beans, vetch (grain varieties only), peanuts, mung beans, navy beans, pigeon peas, cowpeas and lentils). Canola may be considered as one of the treatments as a break crop with 2 legumes.
- Year 2 – cereal crop (preferably wheat or barley)
- Treatments will be boomspray widths in a randomised block design.
- Able to fit at least 8 boomspray widths across the paddock
- Paddock with soil type that doesn’t vary significantly
- Low winter weed burden
- Soil sampling
- Disease monitoring – Predicta B
- Soil moisture – at establishment and at flowering
- Plant and weed establishment counts
- Plant tissue testing
- Statistical and economic analysis with crop rotation modelling – DPIRD, Farmanco, Liebe & CSIRO
Sourcing of seed – Facey Group can assist
- Seeding each treatment as per standard agronomic practice (sowing date, sowing depth etc.)
- Agronomic management – demo strips are boomspray width so various chemical applications can be applied to each treatment
- The trial will be harvested with grower machinery and a weigh trailer at the standard time for each treatment
Interested members are requested to contact the Facey Group ASAP.
For further information please call:
Agricultural Research & Extension Coordinator
08 9888 1223
0409 868 514