Landholders have a new tool at their disposal, designed to help  locate some of the best research and ideas on sustainability and provide ideas for maintaining the health and productivity of  land.

When funding ceased for the Land and Water Cooperative Research Centre, the wider community were afraid that access to the rich library of research would be lost.

Those fears have been quelled, as the internet site, Landscape Essentials, operated by a not-for-profit apprenticeship company, is the gateway to a treasure house of  sustainability information.