Cropping & Pasture Management
Across the Fenceline / Soil Moisture Probes
Real-time soil water measurements in Harden
What began as a joint initiative between HMLG, CSIRO and GRDC continues to provide local growers with real-time plant-available water measurements from soil moisture probes installed across the Harden district.
Getting to the root cause of subclover 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.