Table 6. Comparing newer (Wimmera region: n = 68–79; Corangamite region: n = 82–85) and longer term (Wimmera region: n = 314–323; Corangamite region: n = 331–342) landholders: information sources. (n denotes the number of respondents. Each item had a different number of respondents owing to missing values; these are indicated by the ranges in n.)

Wimmera natural resource management region Corangamite natural resource management region
Information sources New Longer term P value New Longer term P value
Newspapers 65% 83% 0.002 65% 83% 0.001
Catchment Management Authority 42% 55% 0.1 33% 48% 0.014
Landcare group 40% 57% 0.013 39% 54% < 0.001
Extension officers 30% 27% 0.747 14% 26% 0.030
Internet 29% 19% 0.102 43% 18% < 0.001
Victorian Farmers Federation 11% 33% < 0.001 11% 32% < 0.001
Training courses 8% 14% 0.257 17% 8% 0.027
Universities 5% 5% 0.981 14% 5% 0.006