Regional Estuaries Initiative https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au Managing estuaries for the long term Tue, 11 Feb 2020 03:44:56 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Regional Estuaries Initiative https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au 32 32 Fertilise your mind to fertilise your farm https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/fertilise-your-mind-to-fertilise-your-farm/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 03:44:54 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5762 Workshops will be held across the South West and South Coast this February to provide farmers with the tools and knowledge to optimise their production through tailored fertiliser management. Interactive sessions will focus on the science behind soil testing, constraints to production including the role of pH in nutrient availability, ... Read More

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The latest in our estuaries https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/the-latest-in-our-estuaries/ Tue, 04 Feb 2020 02:23:20 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5722 Estuary forums were held across four of the Regional Estuaries Initiative catchments in October with over 205 people attending events in Albany, Denmark, Augusta and Bunbury. Hosted by local catchment groups in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Regional Estuaries Initiative, the forums included updates on ... Read More

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Fertiliser in focus on the south coast https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/fertiliser-in-focus-on-the-south-coast/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 05:42:01 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5518 Best practice fertiliser use was top of the agenda at a recent agronomist workshop in Albany on Western Australia’s south coast. The successful workshop focused on providing attendees with the best available fertiliser advice, enabling them to then feed this information back to farmers in an effort to help them ... Read More

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uPtake field days across the south west https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/uptake-field-days-across-the-south-west/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 05:01:48 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5511 More than 140 farmers, industry representatives and researchers gathered together across the greater south west in recent months to experience the results of phosphorus fertiliser trials. The field days (which ran from the Peel Harvey Catchment in the north, to Oyster Harbour Catchment in the south) form part of the ... Read More

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REI a winner at WA Water Awards https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/rei-a-winner-at-wa-water-awards/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 03:10:27 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5490 The recently opened Centennial Park Wetland took out the Grahame Heal Water Sensitive Urban Design Award at the Australian Water Association Western Australian Water Awards 2019. Covering 1.1 hectares and fully accessible by the public, the wetland was recognised for its integrated design approach which balanced traditional hydraulic and drainage ... Read More

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New Healthy Rivers website https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/new-healthy-rivers-website/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 04:00:30 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5486 A new website developed as part of the Healthy Rivers Program highlights the importance of river health to the ecosystem. The Healthy Rivers Program supports the Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI), assessing the health of rivers throughout the REI catchments. The new website includes detailed data about each assessment site, including ... Read More

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System design solutions showcased in the South West https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/system-design-solutions-showcased-in-the-south-west/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 02:28:34 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5479 Western Australia’s South West dairy farms took centre stage at a recent agricultural training course, with livestock effluent system designers from across the nation in attendance to view different technologies in action. Seven participants travelled from Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania to attend the four-day accredited training course delivered ... Read More

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Upcoming Estuary Forums https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/upcoming-estuary-forums/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 06:07:08 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5453 You can discover what is happening in local waterways at our annual estuary forums, held across the South West and South Coast in mid-October. Hosted by local catchment groups in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Regional Estuaries Initiative, the forums include updates on the science ... Read More

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Partnerships for Smarter Farming https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/partnerships-for-smarter-farming/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 04:09:07 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5235 Thirty-six fertiliser trials will be established across the South West over the next three years to test phosphorus requirements under local conditions, and with new pasture species, as part of the Smart Farming Partnership project. The trials will explore innovative technology and practices to improve nutrient use efficiency on grazing ... Read More

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Join our Accu-Spread demonstration days! https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/join-our-accu-spread-demonstration-days/ Thu, 23 May 2019 08:29:03 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5139 Did you know that the majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns? This compromises production rates and farm profitability as some areas within the paddock receive too much fertiliser and others too little. Understanding the spread pattern of your fertiliser spreader when using different products can result in ... Read More

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