Recent Articles

Grow your own food for winter veggie challenge

Published 21 March 2014.

Nothing tastes quite as good as your own home-grown vegetables. And it makes sense for our health the environment too...

Scientists puzzled by seasonal conditions

Published 12 March 2014.

The 2013 spring outlook was favouring wetter than normal conditions, but eastern Australia experience a very hot and dry spring and summer. Climate scientists are investigating what influenced the climate this season...

Farmers review season outlook

Published 5 March 2014.

Landholders from the Mudgee district attended a Seasonal Outlook Meeting hosted by NSW Farmers, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) at the Mudgee Racecourse on Thursday 27 February...

Predicting Rain

Published 28 February 2014.

Whether it's based on looking at ants nests, turtles going up hill or if their knee hurts, we all know someone who has a foolproof method for predicting rain...

TAFE Western to offer course in Holistic Management

Published 21 February 2014.

Landowners and managers around the world who have embraced the Holistic Management principles are reporting increases in soil carbon, increased productivity, better time management and a decrease in costs...

Last chance to have your say on local LLS board members

Published 14 February 2014.

Local Land Services (LLS), the new grass roots model for regional service delivery to farmers, land managers and rural communities, was launched on 1st January 2014...

Co-op shares love of food

Published 7 February 2014.

Mudgee residents now have a new avenue to source and share fresh, seasonal and organic food through the recently formed Mudgee Co-op...

Helping your garden deal with the heat wave

Published January 31 2014

In very hot weather, when the evaporation from the leaves is greater than water uptake from the roots, plants get dehydrated just like we do.

The changing face of the Australian family farm

Published 24 January 2014.

2014 is the International Year of Family Farming. The initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum, recognises the contribution of family farms to sustainability and the preservation of viable rural communities...

Local graziers put their heads together to cope with dry season

Published 20 December 2013.

Graziers from the Mudgee district knocked around various strategies to get their sheep and cattle herds through the poor season at a recent Grazing Group get together...