Latest news from the region

THE freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri has vanished from nearly half its former range, prompting the bivalves entry onto WA’s threatened species listing.

Published in Fisheries & Water

RESEARCH into foxes preying on piglets in the Great Southern has revealed some sows are better mothers than others depending on whether or not they protect their offspring from the pests.

Published in Agriculture & Food

A RECENT forum into regional issues in health sciences research identified improving the quality of life of older people as the top priority for the Great Southern.

Published in Health & Medicine


Albany’s pretty harbours and hills formed the backdrop for numerous events in the 2015 Scitech Science Awareness Festival, May 7-9 in the Great Southern region.

From May 7th to 9th, the Albany region hosted the 2015 Scitech Science Awareness Festival, which included a Festival Expo Night with over 300 attendees.

SHEEP can be taught to graze their paddocks more evenly via the use of mineral supplement licks which also entice them to eat the wheat nearby.

Published in Agriculture & Food

MORE than 20 years after her family planted blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) on their Great Southern property UWA Masters student Sylvia Leighton is trying to determine what effect the trees have had on the region’s soil fertility.

Published in Agriculture & Food

APPLYING lime to acidic soils may offer a way to improve crops yield and boost soil nutrient availability, according to research in the Wheatbelt.

Published in Agriculture & Food

SCIENTISTS have used a computer modelling program to determine the benefits of grazing sheep on spring wheat crops instead of pasture.

Published in Agriculture & Food

FIRE has the potential to increase the range and severity of Phytophthora dieback in native plant communities infected with the disease, suggests a study at the Stirling Range National Park near Albany.

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