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What should Western Australian Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change?

What should Western Australian Dairy Farmers do about Climate Change? Conclusions from Confidence to Grow In 2008 Dairy Australia funded a package of work called “Confidence to Grow” to rapidly build up industry knowledge about climate change and climate challenges.  […]

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The case for exploring smart N management on Australian dairy farms

The case for exploring smart N management on Australian dairy farms Based on information from the WA Greener Pastures project and the national Accounting for Nutrients program, Ian Fillery and Sam Taylor outline some of the issues and challenges for […]

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Improving fertiliser management

Improving fertiliser management Sam Taylor presented results from the 2009 Nutrient Management Systems project and FAP projects in 2010 and 2011 which employed a process of improving fertiliser management through the implementation of whole farm soil sampling, results analysis and […]

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Reducing emissions on WA dairy farms

Reducing Emissions on WA dairy farms The Australian Government plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australia via putting a price on carbon emissions and by other direct measures such as the Carbon Farming Initiative and renewable energy targets. Emission […]

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Adapting Western Australian dairy farms to climate change

Adapting WA dairy farms to climate change On-Farm Adaptation Strategies The impacts of a changing and more variable climate on dairy farming will require a range of on-farm strategies and solutions. This section identifies both positive and negative effects of […]

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Fertiliser Management Plan For Rodwell Farms

Fertiliser Management Plan For Rodwell Farms The irrigated pastures at Rodwell Farms have been intensively fertilised (and monitored) on a rotational basis, and subsequent soil and plant tissue testing has been incorporated into the management regime. Soil samples have been […]

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Maximise your fertiliser $ with whole farm soil analysis and mapping

Maximise your fertiliser $ with whole farm soil analysis and mapping With fertilizer inputs accounting for the third highest input cost on dairy farms, after supplements and labour, it is critical you monitor and manage your fertilizer requirements. Whole farm […]

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2030 and 2070 Pasture Predictions for Albany

2030 and 2070 pasture predictions for Albany Pasture predictions for the Albany region are based on the assumption that the pasture system is comprised of sub-clover/kikuyu based pasture to provide both cool and warm season production. The predictions suggest that: […]

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What does climate change mean for dairying in Western Australia

What does climate change mean for dairying in Western Australia This Dairy Australia fact sheet explores the issues associated with climate change for the dairy industry in Western Australia. Topics include: What climate changes have already occurred? What can we […]

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Western Australian contacts and resources

West Australian contacts and resources A range of resources are currently available to dairy farmers and industry to assist in dealing with climate change and its impacts. Three categories of resource support are listed below as: Funding support Advice and […]

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