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Research Program to Unearth Frost Management Strategies for EP Farms

A three-year research program will put tactics and strategies to the test to find new ways to minimise the risk of frost damage to crops on farms on the Eyre Peninsula. The project will test a mix of contributing factors and potential solutions to find ‘best-bet’ frost management solutions for the region. It builds on…

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Grains research internships leading to research, career gains for EP

Applied grains research intern Alex Busch will spend 2024 working with EPAG Research and AIR EP on local research projects. A new generation of agriculture students are gaining first-hand experience working across the Eyre Peninsula, thanks to a successful internship program that’s leading to local careers and expanding research capacity for the region. Established in…

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AIR EP Ag expo unveils the latest in soil and crop management on the Eyre Peninsula

Almost 50 growers, advisors, industry representatives and researchers came together to share and hear the latest in soil and crop management research and development recently. The annual Ag Innovation and Research Eyre Peninsula (AIR EP) Lower Eyre Peninsula Ag Expo in Cummins on Tuesday, February 27, provided a showcase of information and experience to assist…

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Virtual soil pits give EP farmers a deeper understanding of sandy soils

PHOTO: Farmers get an up-close look at the Ungarra soil pit featured online on Soil Hub. For the first time, Eyre Peninsula farmers can get a close-up look at soils across their region from the comfort of their home office or ute cab. Three local soil pits at Ungarra, Cummins and Mt Damper have undergone…

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Busy year ahead for AIR EP research

Strip and Disc Forums, Containment Feeding ‘sticky beak days’ and the popular WoTL Regenerate Rural Women are just some of the quality events forming part of a massive year ahead for AIR EP and partner organisations. AIR EP Executive Officer Naomi Scholz says 2024 is set to be the biggest for this farmer-driven organisation, with…

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Vision 2050 shares EP farming future

A roadmap to 2050 is set to help shape a strong, sustainable future for the farming industry on Eyre Peninsula. Consisting of five critical elements, including governance, social, profitability, productivity, and environment, the extensive report is set to shape the challenges and opportunities for future generations. During August and September, a wide range of farming…

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National farming risk program rolled out on Eyre Peninsula

Experts and advisors: Local experts and advisors who have been engaged to review, advise and disseminate information generated by the RiskWi$e program.  Lower EP focus group: In the field with a Lower Eyre Peninsula focus group, including of George Pedler, Ed Hunt, Billy Pedler, Daniel Puckridge, Thomas Andrew.   Eyre Peninsula farmers have been encouraged…

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Resilient EP study provides valuable information

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Internship promotes grain research on Eyre Peninsula

PHOTO: Past intern Bek Fatchen with Ted Langley, Bryan Smith, Andrew Ware and Andrew Polkinghorne. Fostering and developing capacity in grains research on the Eyre Peninsula will continue into 2024 with the extension of the highly-regarded internship program. Aimed at encouraging graduates to extend their practice and knowledge base, successful graduates spend 12 months within…

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Deep ripping demonstration puts amelioration methods to the test

Six different deep tillage machines were put to the test in front of 50 farmers at Kielpa recently to address production constraints caused by sandy soil conditions. With sandy soils making up between 40-50 per cent of cleared farming land on the Eyre Peninsula, it continues to be one of AIR EP’s key focus areas….

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