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Introducing new dung beetles to reduce flies

Dung beetles at work Introducing new dung beetles to reduce flies The Land | Sharon O'Keefe | January 14, 2020 Swallowed a few flies this summer? Australian scientists are looking to introduce new species of dung beetle, hoping to decrease fly populations exacerbated by [...]

Confusion rises in China

Confusion in China - Stocks low Farmonline | Vernon Graham | Sept 23, 2019 Greasy wool stocks are running low in China which should be good news for prices in the next few weeks. Speaking from China after the annual Nanjing Wool Market Conference at the weekend, Australian Wool Innovation's trade consultant, Scott Carmody, [...]

Rehydration of the land

Peter Hazell Coordinator of Mulloon Creen Community Project Mulloon Community Project The Land | Stephen Burns | August 1, 2019 Preserving the essential nature of our landscape was the focus of an address at the regenerative agriculture workshop hosted by Gillian Sanbrook at her [...]

Land clearing regulation

Block land clearing is permitted under new legislation, like here in the north west of the state. However, is this the loss of virgin scrub or invasive cyprus and ironbark regrowth? Returning Cyprus dominating a paddock near Bingera, NSW Unmanaged regrowth after a fire near Tingha [...]

Regenerative Agriculture

Lorraine Gordon - Regenerative Agriculture Alliance - Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW Push for subsidised regenerative agriculture The Land | Jamie Brown | June 12,2019 After more than 80 years of industrial-style agriculture dominating Australian broad acre production, a new way of assessing the [...]

2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

The Guardian | Jonah Sachs | January 2, 2015 Pro-social brands are the next step for companies looking to morally engage with consumers. Driven by marketers who are moving beyond claims of sustainability and into strong stands on relevant social issues, this trend picked up momentum in 2014. It will be positively explosive in 2015. [...]

Pasture genebank established

Federal Department of Agriculture |2 December 2014 South Australia is set to secure Australia’s rich pastoral heritage and ensure future farming success as the host of the Australian Pastures Genebank. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the genebank would be located at the Plant Research Centre at Waite Campus, and would preserve more than 70,000 [...]

2019-02-07T13:59:01+10:30December 3rd, 2014|Land management, Sustainability|0 Comments

Saving the planet from desertification

Tuesday, 29 April 2014  IWTO Conference in South Africa Tear up rule book, Savory tells wool sector (Headline from EcoTextile News)    Alan Savory Capetown – April 29, 2014 Only properly managed livestock will save the planet from the devastating effects of desertification – that was the message of keynote [...]