The Land, Water and Wool Northern Tablelands Project (NSW) aims to raise awareness of the importance and value of biodiversity to the wool industry, demonstrate the many ways in which biodiversity drives profitable production on New England wool propertie
Sustainable Grazing on Saline Lands (SGSL) Producer Network was set up to help livestock producers better understand and manage their saline land through a range of activities.
This book contains a complete summary, in poster form, of all 70 SGSL grower trials in WA. T
hese posters were prepared and presented at the 2004 SGSL spring field days and represent each of the (more)...
Arboreal marsupials are possums, gliders and their relatives, which live mainly in tree canopies. They fulfill an important role in farmland timber - the natural control of dieback-causing insects and parasitic mistletoes.
When you walk along your stream or creek bank it is often hard to know what to look at to assess whether your waterway is healthy. This quick and easy checklist will help you to work out the health of the streams or creeks running through your property by
This brochure provides information for Victorian woolgrowers with hill country, however is still valuable to anyone interested in management options for meeting biodiversity and production outcomes in a whole farm context. Covers topics of deferred graz
Small, insect eating bats (‘microbats’) fulfill an important role on wool properties, that of natural pest control. Microbats eat a wide range of invertebrates, predominantly moths, beetles and bugs, with some species also consuming mosquitoes and grasshopppers.
This large-scale project conducted by Land Water & Wool used surveys, focus groups and interviews to determine the attitudes, practices and needs of natural resource management of Australian wool growers.
Betting on Rain draws together basic information on weather and climate systems, and recent research on the development and application of seasonal risk assessment tools, in the specific context of western NSW. The guide provides both informative insights into the factors that determine regional weather patterns and practical tools that will allow landholders to utilise what predictability does exist to improve management decision making.
The research team worked (more)...
Early in the Land Water and Wool (LWW) Northern Tablelands Project (NSW), local woolgrowers developed a list of ten critical issues they wanted answered, about wool production and biodiversity. These ten issues are pivotal to profitable, biodiverse wool
Twenty species of woodland bird have been identified that are destined for extinction in the NSW wheat-sheep belt, where little habitat remains (Reid 1999). We found ten of these species on New England wool properties between 2002 and 2005.
Forage plant breeding has been largely based on phenotypic selection following sexual recombination of natural genetic variation found between and within ecotypes. Advances in plant genetic manipulation over the last 15 years have provided convincing evidence that these powerful technologies can complement and enhance plant breeding programs.
Significant progress in the establishment of the methodologies required for the molecular breeding of forage plants has been made. Examples of current (more)...
This briefing provides a glimpse into the evolution of fibre dynamics and volumetrics over the next two and a half decades. Relative fibre prices, regional fibre availability, economic development and industrial and trade policies, lifestyles, consumer / cultural fibre preferences, fibre performance, fibre and textile engineering, environmental constraints and fibre / brand marketing; these are just some of the factors that shape supply and demand for all fibres and influence choice between fibres from (more)...
This document presents the key findings of the Salt and Water Movement Theme of the Sustainable Grazing on Saline Land (SGSL) program, funded by Land Water and Wool, Land and Water Australia, Australian Wool Innovations Ltd., CSIRO, and the CRC for Plant Based Management of Saline Land. The material is based on the ain results of the experiments conducted at five sites within the SGSL program, but (more)...
Between 2004 and 2005 , the Land, Water and Wool Northern Tablelands Project (NSW) collected paddock, production and financial information from 21 Monitor farms. The farms varied in grazing management, input levels, target markets and family goals. Based
This booklet provides information for those who want a general and quick overview of what programs have been conducted to improve outcomes for wool producers in Australia’s pastoral zone. The program _Managing Pastoral Country_ worked with woolgrowers t