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Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clare Varcoe

September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from the air and puts it into the ground to feed other plants, but unlike artificial fertilisers, it doesn’t...

Margaret River Ag Show is back

Latin Fusion, 2015

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

Held on October 13 and 14 the Margaret River Agricultural Show is back for its 88th year, bringing with it an assortment of rides, food, music and entertainment. The first show in 1929 was held in a paddock belonging to Mr T. Higgins and ever since 1934, with the exception of the WWII years, it ha...

WA food supply not immune to shortage

WA food supply not immune to shortage

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

August 27, 2017

The security of Western Australia’s food supply is hardly as stable as would be expected. Food security is the population's access to food and the requisite nutritional value it contains. It is not often thought of as an issue in the comfort of First World Western Australia but according to Dr Christine...

Maggot Farms the Future of Environmental Aquaculture

Maggot Farms the Future of Environmental Aquaculture

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Reporter

May 30, 2017

A Western Australian company is embracing environmental sustainability by providing fish farmers with a maggot feast as an alternative to current fish food. The company has a focus on environmental sustainability. This year, it has started to produce a new range of fish-food for aquaculture farmers,...

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