Key resources and contacts

Below is a list of key resources and contacts where you can further information on how to improve your practices and address of the key issues you have identified on your farm through using DairySAT.

Soils

Fert$mart program and the Dairy Soils and Fertiliser Manual: http://fertsmart.dairyingfortomorrow.com.au

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

State Environmental Protection Agencies

Dairying for tomorrow technical specialists: http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/index.php?id=33

Local catchment management authority or natural resource management board: www.nrm.gov.au/about/nrm/regions

Local Landcare Group:www.landcareonline.com.au/?page_id=10

Agronomist or farm consultant

Milk company

 

Fertilisers

Fert$mart program and the Dairy Soils and Fertiliser Manual: http://fertsmart.dairyingfortomorrow.com.au

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

State Environmental Protection Agencies

Dairying for tomorrow technical specialists: http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/index.php?id=33

Local catchment management authority or natural resource management board: www.nrm.gov.au/about/nrm/regions

Local Landcare Group:www.landcareonline.com.au/?page_id=10

Agronomist or farm consultant

Milk company

 

Effluent Management

Effluent Management You-Tube clips and Fact Sheets: http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/index.php?id=116

Effluent and Manure Management Database for the Australian Dairy Industry: http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/index.php?id=48

Dairy Soils and Fertiliser Manual: http://fertsmart.dairyingfortomorrow.com.au/

Guidelines for Victorian Feedpads and Freestalls: http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/uploads/documents/Victorian%20Guidelines%20-%20feedpads%20and%20freestalls.pdf

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

State Environmental Protection Agencies

Dairying for tomorrow technical specialists:

http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/index.php?id=33

Milk company

 

Irrigation

Dairy Australia: www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Animals-feed-and-environment/Environment/Water.aspx

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

The Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries’ Irrigation System Selection and Design Guidelines: www.depi.vic.gov.au

Irrigation consultant or agronomist

Dairying for tomorrow technical specialists: http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/index.php?id=33

Local catchment management authority or natural resource management board: www.nrm.gov.au/about/nrm/regions

Local Landcare Group:www.landcareonline.com.au/?page_id=10

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Coming soon! PDCCF factsheets

DairySAT fertiliser module.

DairySAT irrigation module.

DairySAT effluent management module.

DairySAT biodiversity module.

 

Biodiversity

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

Dairying for tomorrow technical specialists: http://www.dairyingfortomorrow.com/index.php?id=33

Local catchment management authority or natural resource management board: www.nrm.gov.au/about/nrm/regions

Local Landcare Group: www.landcareonline.com.au/?page_id=10

Greening Australia: www.greeningaustralia.org.au

 

Energy and Water

Dairy Australia Smarter energy use on Australian dairy farms project: http://frds.dairyaustralia.com.au/events/smarter-energy-use

Dairy Australia The Future Ready Dairy Systems project: http://frds.dairyaustralia.com.au

Dairy Australia: http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Animals-feed-and-environment/Environment/Water.aspx

The CowTime project: www.cowtime.com.au/

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

The Victorian Department of Environment & Primary Industries: www.depi.vic.gov.au/agriculture-and-food/dairy/energy-in-dairy/energy-efficiency-in-the-dairy-industry

Local electrician or dairy technician 

 

Pests and Weeds

Local council: http://australia.gov.au/services/service-task/contact/contact-my-local-council

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

Local catchment management authority or natural resource management board: www.nrm.gov.au/about/nrm/regions

Local Landcare Group:www.landcareonline.com.au/?page_id=10

For more information on managing chemicals properly please refer to the DairySAT chemicals module.

 

Chemicals

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

Chemcert:www.chemcert.org.au

ChemClear:www.chemclear.com.au

AgSafe:http://agsafe.com.au

A Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) is usually available on the website of the chemical manufacturer and/or retailer marketing the product.

Farm consultant or agronomist

PUBCRIS, acomplete database of agricultural and veterinary chemicals registered for use on Australian dairy farms: https://portal.apvma.gov.au/pubcris

It is also available as a smart phone app.

 

Farm Wastes

Plasback program: www.plasback.com.au

ChemClear: www.chemclear.com.au

DrumMUSTER: www.drummuster.com.au

Department(s) of Environment and Primary Industries

State Environmental Protection Agencies

Your local council: http://australia.gov.au/services/service-task/contact/contact-my-local-council

Local catchment management authority or natural resource management board: www.nrm.gov.au/about/nrm/regions

 

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