Community

The Shire of Kulin is located in the heart of the WA Wheatbelt and covers an area of 4,700 square kilometres. The Shire encompasses the towns of Kulin, Pingaring, Dudinin, Jitarning and Holt Rock.

Industry

Agriculture

The Kulin Region is one of the most agriculturally productive districts in the WA Wheatbelt. Agriculture in the Kulin region relies on an annual rainfall of 350mm, of which 75% falls during the growing season. Soil types are very mixed – from sandplain and sandy duplex soils, through to loamy gravels and grey clay. Cropping occupies approximately two thirds of the land use though this can vary from 50% through to 100%. Wheat is by far the major crop grown, followed by barley. Canola, lupins and field peas are also grown in rotation to provide improved soil nutrition and weed control.  Pasture for stock grazing is the other major land use which provides benefits for cropping as well as diversification of income.

Agricultural Calendar

Seeding: Mid April - June

Harvesting: November - December

Main Shearing: Mid January – March and July - October

Lambing: April-May (Autumn) and May-June (Winter)

Hay Baling: September – October

Natural Resource Management, Conservation and Landcare

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the sustainable management of Australia's natural resources (our land, water, marine and biological systems). NRM is vital to ensure our ongoing social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Many landholders and community members in the Kulin Region are very proactive in helping to care for the environment which supports the main industry for the region – agriculture.

The Shire of Kulin falls under both the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management and South West Catchments Council regions. There are many NRM organisations who can offer a range of support services and resources for individuals, groups and organisations involved in NRM or looking to undertake an NRM/conservation project. They can also assist in funding applications and grants.

Useful Contacts

Holt Rock Group - The Holt Rock Group works to improve the sharing of information within the agronomy group to help it's members improve their farming business. The group is interested in agronomy, grain marketing, community welfare, sustainability and business structure. For more information visit http://holtrock.gga.org.au/ or email- holtrockgroup@gmail.com

Wheatbelt NRM (Northam)
PH: (08) 9670 3100
EMAIL: info@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
WEB: www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au

South West Catchments Council (Narrogin Office)
PH: 08 9881 0202
EMAIL: danielle.short@swccnrm.org.au

Department of Parks and Wildlife

DPW Narrogin District Office
PO Box 100
Hough Street
Narrogin WA 6312
PH: (08) 9881 9200
EMAIL: narrogin@dpaw.wa.gov.au

 

WWF Australia

WWF Australia is an independent conservation organisation which works with the community and land mangers to sustainably manage and protect wildlife. 
PH: 08 9387 6444

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