Biodiversity in Grain and Graze (BiGG)

Biodiversity in Grain and Graze (BiGG)

The BiGG project

Overview of the Grain and Graze Program - audio file

Ian Donges, chair of the Grain and Graze program and Dr Richard Price, National operation co-ordinator discuss the reasons behind the Biodiversity theme of Grain and Graze (BiGG) but also Grain and Graze in general. It also includes interviews with farmers and scientists involved the BiGG project.

7.2MB
14/04/2007
Introduction to the BIGG project - audio file

Dr Kerry Bridle, leader of the Biodiversity in Grain and Graze (BiGG) theme explains the approach taken to involve farmers and natural resource management advisors in identifying the amount of biodiversity on farms. It goes beyond just remnant vegetation to biodiversity in paddocks.

4.3MB
13/04/2007
Findings of the BIGG Project - audio file

Dr Peter McQuillan, Dave Green & Dr Janet Smith who were involved in the analysis of the data from the BiGG program identify their insights from surveying native vegetation, cropping and pasture paddocks.

8.7MB
13/04/2007
Learning from the BIGG Farmer Forum - audio file

An introduction to the BiGG project and what it aimed to achieve. Several farmers give their take home messages from the National biodiversity conference in Tasmania.

4.3MB
13/04/2007

Integrated pest management (IPM)

When will integrated pest management strategies be adopted?

A journal report that describes examples of the development and implementation of integrated pest management strategies in cropping systems in Victoria (Aust Journal of Experimental Agriculture).

200KB
15/01/2008
The value of biodiversity to IPM

A chapter from the book Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production (Eds Lefroy, Bailey, Unwin & Norton) describing the link between diverse habitats and beneficial species based on data from the Grain and Graze program..

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01/01/2008
Integrated Pest Management in crops and pastures

A brochure that outlines the principles involved in integrated pest management (IPM). It covers beneficial predators, possible cultural practices, strategic use of insecticides and monitoring methods. The brochure contains good pictures that identifies and describes common beneficial species and their prey.

500KB
15/10/2007
Vegetation attributes of four IPM sites

Reports on the connection between floristic diversity and beneficial species necessary in an IPM approach.

1.2MB
01/06/2007
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - audio file

Interview with Rohan Peel, who operates a mixed farm in South West Victoria. Rohan was a early adopter of IPM and discusses the challenges and rewards of adopting IPM.

7.7MB
01/04/2007
IPM course notes

Course notes prepared for the teaching of an IPM pilot course run by Dr Paul Horne (IPM Technologies).

6.5MB
13/03/2006

Biodiversity on farms

Soil Biology - audio file

Alan Buckley and Vadakattu Gupta talk about the management of soil biology on a mixed Mallee farm in South Australia with use of No Till and stubble retention.

9.6MB
15/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

John Nolan from Roma in QLD discusses his experiences with the BiGG project.

7.5MB
14/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

Malcolm & Sue Heddle from the Eyre Peninsula region in SA share their thoughs on BiGG .

9.7MB
13/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

Craig Forsyth from the Northern Ag region in WA talks about his involvement in the BiGG project.

8.9MB
13/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

Malcolm Plum from the Murrumbidgee region in NSW talks about his involvement in the BiGG project.

7.7MB
13/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

Elizabeth Nolan from the Maronoa-Balonne region in Qld talks about here involvement in BiGG

4.4MB
13/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

John Nolan from the Maranoa-Balonne region in Qld talks about his involvement in BiGG.

7.0MB
13/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

Steve Wilkins from the Border Rivers region in Qld talks about BiGG.

4.6MB
13/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

Gene Stone from the Avon region in WA shares his thought on the BiGG project.

6.2MB
13/04/2007
Farmers talking BIGG - audio file

Geoff Chase from the Central West/Lachlan region, NSW shares his thought on the BiGG project.

7.6MB
13/04/2007
Insights into farming with biodiversity

Jack Speirs, Casterton farmer and board member of LWA talks about his interest in biodiversity and sustainability in farming.

3.5MB
13/04/2007
Long term ecological grazing of native grasslands

This report prepared by the Arthur Rhylah Institute in Victoria measures the impact of grazing on the diversity of native grasslands in South west Victoria.

5.1MB
30/01/2007
Native grasses lift profits on Victorian Farm

Graziers Tom and Kate Calvert talk about achieved the holy grail of increased productivity, lower costs and a healthier environment through the use of native Australian pastures on their property, Terrinallum South, at Darlington in the Western Districts of Victoria.

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21/09/2006