[FULL PROJECT LIST]

Across the Fenceline / Soil Moisture Probes
Real-time soil water measurements for improved crop management

What began as a joint initiative between HMLG, CSIRO and GRDC continues to provides local growers with real-time plant-available water measurements from soil moisture probes installed across the Harden district.

Pasture Management
Getting to the root cause of pasture legume decline in NSW

Local farmers had observed that pasture legumes were not thriving in NSW pastures like they used to. HMLG together with six other landcare groups, designed and implemented a study to investigate the issue.

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Yield Prophet Trial Subscription
Matching crop inputs with potential yield in Harden

HMLG provided a free trial subscription to Yield Prophet for Harden grain growers between 2015 and 2017.  

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Alternative fertilisers for improved native pasture production in the NSW Southern Tablelands

During sustained periods of drought, landholders have come to appreciate the quality and persistence of native grasses under stress compared to non-native pasture species.  

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Binalong Carbon Project
Carbon cycling and storage in a grazing landscape 

HMLG collaborated with the Australian National University to assess how much carbon the Binalong livestock and grazing community were taking out of the atmosphere, and how much they were releasing through their activities  

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Cereal Stubble Management
Alternative Strategies for Managing Cereal Stubble

HMLG led a long-term study to investigate improved methods of cereal stubble management. This project formed part of a larger study of stubble management in the Murrumbidgee Catchment.

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Community Stream Monitoring Program
Investigating sources of salt in the Jugiong Creek Catchment

HMLG together with the Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) developed a project to assess landscape salt-stores in the Jugiong Creek Catchment.

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Native Pastures
Improving productivity by topdressing native pastures with lime

Binalong Landcare Group established this demonstration to investigate the profitability of topdressing native-based pastures with lime.

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Weed Control
Biological Control of Scotch Thistle and Paterson’s Curse

HMLG collaborated with CSIRO in early trials of insects as biocontrol agents, with 130 releases occurring in the Harden Shire.

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Greening the Grainbelt
Native Species Revegetation Guide for Harden Shire

With only 2.8% of native vegetation remaining in Harden, HMLG worked with the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research (CPBR) and CSIRO to develop a Native Species Guide for revegetating Harden Shire.

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Subsoil Acidity
Taking Action on Subsoil Acidity in Harden Shire

HMLG collaborated with CSIRO in early trials of insects as biocontrol agents, with 130 releases occurring in the Harden Shire.

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Native Species Revegetation
Developing a Remnant Vegetation Plan for Harden

HMLG prepared an updatable Vegetation Management Plan identifying areas of outstanding value for preservation, areas in need of remediation work and those suitable for planting as wildlife corridors.

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Sustainable Farming
Building a Sustainable Farming Systems Database

The Sustainable Farming Systems Database was developed by HMLG with the aim of providing information to help farmers understand their crop dynamics to determine optimum use of their land.

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Community Event
Murrumburrah High School’s 2nd National Treefest

In October 1993, the Murrumburrah High School hosted the 2nd National Treefest. With over 10,000 people attending, the Treefest served to raise the level of awareness of the environment and our impacts within the Shire.

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