AIR EP

AIR EP is responsive and relevant to our farmer and industry members, ensuring that farmers, agribusiness and the scientific community are an integral part of the planning and delivery of independent RD&E across the Eyre Peninsula, SA.

  • We exist to: deliver quality applied research for the benefit of farmers on the Eyre Peninsula
  • We exist to: build capacity of the agricultural sector through education, training and extension

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Resilient EP

For a profitable farming future

The EP soil moisture probe network and other technologies will be used to assist farmers make efficient use of limited soil water. A Regional Innovators group of farmers and advisers will engage researchers and link with the region’s farmers to develop techniques to integrate information generated from the probe network as well as satellite imagery, climate and yield models, in a user friendly format to help make more profitable decisions.

Resilient EP Blog

Long coleoptile wheat trial on EP

  • Novel ‘long coleoptile’ wheat varieties allows a seeding depth of 120 mm.
  • Deeper sowing gives access to subsoil moisture for germination without having to wait for an autumn break.
  • Trials have begun to assess the potential of long coleoptiles in our farming systems.
  • Pressures of a changing climate may require further research into  alternative seeding programs such as deeper sowing.

Lower EP Ag Expo 2 March 2021

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EP Farmer Survey 2020 Soil CRC Report

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Dry saline land survey results

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New long coleoptile wheat trialled on EP for first time

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AIR EP News 28 May 2021

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AIR EP News 21 May 2021

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AIR EP Member Day: Post-emergent herbicide workshop Ungarra

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AIR EP Member Day: Post-emergent herbicide workshop – Wudinna

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Farming Acid Soils Workshop – Cummins

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