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Coastal aquatic environments in Western Australia, such as the Swan-Canning estuary and the Peel-Harvey estuary, are under increasing pressure due to land use changes in the catchment that have altered natural water and nutrient cycles.

Addressing nutrient loss from sandy soils, including nutrients stored in soil from previous fertiliser applications, is essential to the effective long-term management of Western Australia’s waterways and wetlands. Improved fertiliser efficiency, enhanced use of soil amendments and management of soil acidity will play an important role in this regard.

The Fertiliser Partnership establishes a cooperative partnership between the Western Australian Government, the fertiliser industry, users groups and the community to reduce nutrient loss into aquatic ecosystems from fertilisers. The partnership seeks continuous improvement in this regard through working groups and their programs. 

Further information : http://www.fertiliserpartnership.agric.wa.gov.au/