Great news for seven landcare groups
Throughout the Durack Electorate
Six land care groups across the Durack electorate will benefit from seven, Federal Government, Landcare Smart Farms Small Grants to adapt to change, innovate and become more sustainable.
Federal Member for Durack and Assistant Minister for the Environment, Melissa Price, said she was pleased to announce that Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group was successful in receiving $89,348 under phase two of the program show how soil productivity constraints can be identified and managed more effectively by combining on-farm, and free, remotely sensed data to determine land use capability.
“Smart Farms Small Grants support land managers to implement more sustainable agricultural practices and increase productivity,” she said.
This grant will help the Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group to identify and map production zones and soil constraints on eight farms with an area of 42,000 hectares.