It’s not eggs…it’s not meat…

…but what comes from a chook is helping farmers and a developing industry Sally Crowther reports With the cost of fertiliser rising, local farmers are substituting the more common phosphorus fertilisers for none other than chicken poo to achieve better yields. Balaklava farmer Nick May recently had trials done on farming land at Erith, testing […]

Special feature: Home & Garden

NEW ROOF ADDS VALUE TO HOME Restoration and maintenance on your roof can keep it looking great. Eventually, however, the roof will need replacing. Roof Seal offers a full range of roof replacement materials in iron, cement tile and terra cotta tiles. And when it’s complete, your home will be more valuable! Whenever a home […]

Roads paved with gold

Everyone in country SA has an opinion about their local roads. Wakefield Regional Council has one of the largest road networks in the State and it’s a massive job to keep roads maintained. In an attempt to explain to residents just what is involved, reporter Les Pearson interviews WRC infrastructure services manager, David Hassett. This […]

Efficiency is vital, so read the label!

When choosing a heater, an easy way to evaluate the heater’s energy efficiency is to look for its energy star label. This is one important way the government is working to improve the overall efficiency of heaters sold in Australia. The other is the implementation of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). The energy star labels […]

Farmers hear of crop predictions, results

About 150 farmers and industry professionals gathered in Clare last week (March 16) for the Hart Field-Site Group’s annual Getting the Crop In seminar. Guests heard from a variety of speakers about market and cropping predictions for the year ahead as well as trial results from the Hart Field Site and an insight into the […]

Local growers meet demand for vegetables

SOUTH Australians should not be too concerned about the price of fresh produce rising following the recent flooding interstate. “South Australia is a fantastic grower for premium fruit and vegetable lines,” said Adelaide Produce Market marketing and business development manager, Julian Carbone. Mr Carbone said supply and wholesale prices for most fruit and vegetables were […]

Legal advice sparks fresh WRC dispute

Les Pearson reports: WAKEFIELD Regional Council (WRC) claims legal advice received has cleared it of any wrongdoing after a motion was disputed by several community members. However, WRC was not out of hot water at last Wednesday’s meeting,  with some councillors questioning why ratepayer-funded legal advice was sought in the first place. The motion, passed […]

Three tourism awards

Three tourism businesses in the Clare Valley were recognised at last Thursday night’s 2010 South Australian tourism awards. Knappstein Enterprise Winery and  Brewery, Brice Hill Country Lodge and the Riesling Trail and Clare Valley Cottages all received silver medals for their high standard of entries in their respective categories. More than 620 people from the […]