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Understanding the Research, Development & Extension needs of the fodder industry

Victoria is the engine room of Australia’s fodder production (40% of Australian total, 90% sales), yet the domestic fodder production (hay / silage) is very laissez faire.  It operates primarily through many individuals making decisions depending on seasons, circumstances and local demand (unlike the fodder export industry, which has its...
  • This project is supported by Southern Farming Systems, through funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund.
  • Current
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Containment for livestock

It has been identified that is commonly recognised the need to have livestock containment areas on farms is a good risk management tool in drought, but there are many questions around issues with these area's that we may or may not have the answers too.  
  • This Project is supported by Southern Farming Systems & Riverine Plains Inc, through funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund.
  • Lisa Miller
  • South West Victoria
  • Current
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LESS WEEDS, BETTER PASTURE

The Less Weeds Better Pasture package provides practical information to producers and advisors on the growth and management of common weeds in pasture. Weed control is one of the three levers of pasture manipulation that we can make.
  • MLA
  • Lisa Miller,
  • Southern Feed Base
  • Current
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DUNG BEETLE PROJECT

To understand which dung beetle species are common or rarely encountered in different regions of Australia by monitoring 120 sites across Australia,  Meat & Livestock Australia is supporting a new project to enhance dung beetle benefits to farmers through funding from the Australian Government’s Rural Research & Development for Profit...
  • Charles Sturt University & MLA
  • Natalie Jenkins, , Grace Evans
  • South West Victoria, Gippsland & Tasmania
  • Current
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CORANGAMITE CMA REGIONAL LAND PARTNERSHIPS

This Corangamite CMA RLP project is supported through the Australian Governments National Landcare Program phase two. SFS will work with farmers, community groups and agriculture industry groups to enhance soil health on farms. This project will focus on supporting farmers to make informed decisions to enhance soil condition under changing...
  • Corangamite CMA & Australian Governments NLP2
  • Lisa Miller
  • Corangamite NRM region
  • Current
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MORE SUB CLOVER

The how do I get more sub clover package will provide producers and advisors with a simple diagnostic approach to assess clover pastures, identify the leading reasons for possible sub clover decline and what management practices are available to address these limitations.
  • MLA
  • Lisa Miller,
  • Southern Feed Base
  • Current
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PERSISTENT & PRODUCTIVE PASTURES

The Persistent and Productive Pasture package will enable producers and advisors to assess their pasture condition and guide them to apply management practices to improve and address run down pastures. Project runs from Sept 2018 to Dec 2021
  • MLA
  • Lisa Miller,
  • Southern Feed Base
  • Current

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