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Mallee Sustainable Farming Website
Mallee sustainable farming have launched their new web site. The site is has a lot of great information ncluding current research, projects, news and publications for download. The site is a valuable resource for mallee farmers take a look here.
Agroforestry Update - Brian Teakle

This project was initiated and set up by Ian Filmer and Craig Neumann as a project of the Murraylands Agro-forestry Working Group.
The Working Group was initially supported by the Murraylands Regional Development Board - it is now supported by the Chaffey Learning Experience (CLX). Assistance has been received from the Coorong LAP.

The site is one of 8 across the Murray Mallee and Coorong LAP areas. The species planted at each site were selected from DEWNR’s old FloraSearch plantings at Monarto. In 2002 a project...Read More
Grant to build community capacity
We have been awarded a grant that will support MMLAP to engage landholders and volunteer groups in natural resource management projects. MMLAP has been running a similar project for many years so we are pleased that we will have the opportunity to build on the work that has been done during this time.
This project is supported by the SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the NRM levy. 
Home school field day
Home school students from the Murray Mallee and surrounding areas participated in a planting day and a Seed production Area workshop at Justin & Rita Porkers property in Marama. The Students planted around 200 trees into a shelter belt making sure
each tree was carefully guarded. The students also learnt about our seed production areas and helped us collect seed.

This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government
Leaf hopper update
MMLAP recently released some active leafhoppers into a Bridal Creeper infestation near Sandalwood and a private landholder has released them at Monarto. MMLAP will monitor these and other sites so that we can continue to distribute leafhoppers to landholders for release on bridal creeper near or on their properties. We are running a register of interested landholders, if you would like to join the register please fill out our online form.
Green Army 
The Riverland green army team managed by Conservation Volunteers and sponsored by Natural Resources SAMDB recently assisted with maintenance and weed control at our Bugle Hut Seed Production Area. A native grass seed orchard is also being established and the team helped clear weed species to reduce competition. Native grass seed was then hand sown into the site. The team also collected ripe seed from the weed mat cell which will be sorted and stored in our seed bank for use in future revegetation projects. 
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