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MODULE 5: Protect Your Farm's Natural Assets
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Monitoring tools

Quickchecks - Natural Resource Monitoring Tools for Woolgrowers: tools to measure the health of your pastures, soils, woody vegetation, farm watercourses, paddock production levels and birds. Download your free copy on-line at: http://www.wool.com/en/on-farm-research-and-development/production-systems-eco/environment/biodiversity

The MLA Pasture Health Kit – a field kit for producers to assess pasture health in the paddock. The kit can be ordered from MLA by:

Self-assessment tools

Farming for the Future Self Assessment Tool – move towards a sustainable farm business that is optimising its natural, financial and social resources by completing this Self-Assessment Tool, and/or implementing any number of the practices on your farm. Download the tool from: www.agric.wa.gov.au/content/SUST/f4fhomepage.htm

FarmSAT – producers of any commodity can quickly assess environmental assurance issues relevant to their enterprise. Visit the website and download the tool from: www.tfga.com.au/pages/TFGAFarmSATProject.htm

Environmental monitoring tools for Victoria: a selection of environmental monitoring tools can be found at: http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/agriculture-and-food/farm-management/business-management/ems-in-victorian-agriculture/environmental-monitoring-tools

The Leakage Calculator: WA sheep producers can quantify the amount of water leaking past the root zone of agricultural plants with a view to tailoring recharge minimising strategies for salinity management. Visit: www.agric.wa.gov.au/pls/portal30/docs/FOLDER/IKMP/LWE/SALIN/SMAN/LEAKAGECALCULATOR_WEBINFO.HTM