Paying farmers to improve native remnant vegetation – we would like to see that

The Australian Farm Biodiversity Stewardship Pilots indicates it will pay farmers for management activities to improve the condition of existing native vegetation. The Australian Government says it intends a pilot market-based approache to enhancing remnant vegetation as part of the Agriculture Stewardship Package. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the Enhancing Remnant […]

Mouse numbers could rise again this spring but there are programs that can help

Mouse numbers on farms could rise again, depending on rainfall in coming months, and as the weather warms into spring. Following good rainfall and a likely bumper harvest, unfortunately these conditions are perfect for mice, so acting early will be important to keep mouse numbers down. It’s important that every farmer gets out into the […]