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Grains Climate Outlook – 28 March 2024

Please find the latest March climate outlook for SA/VIC/TAS   Play Video

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GPSA Mouse Baiting Survey

WE NEED YOUR INPUT:MOUSE BAITING SURVEY 2024   As per its role, Grain Producers Australia (GPA) has applied for a permit for grain producers to access and administer double strength mouse bait ZP50 (50g/kg Zinc Phosphide).Grain Producers SA (GPSA) is seeking to bolster its policy position on this important topic to continue advocacy on your behalf….

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Sheep and Goat Traceability Task Force – Upcoming Webinars

Farmers, Transporters, Stockies, Shearers, everyone who works within the industry supply chain this is your chance to hear firsthand on the process of National Traceability, gain resources, get supported and have your voice heard. You can Register your interest in attending the webinar series below – if you are unable to attend on the day the…

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Penong & Gawler Ranges drought ready workshops

The development of a community-led drought resilience plan for Outback SA is set to begin in February 2024. This plan is a major component of the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program, an initiative of the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. The Drought Resilience Plan aims to empower local communities to proactively prepare for future drought,…

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EP Landscape Board Community Grassroots Grants now open

More than $110,000+ is available for the Eyre Peninsula community to put towards local landscape management projects or events focusing on water, sustainable agriculture, pest plants and animals, biodiversity and community. “These grants are about inspiring the community to become actively involved in the sustainable management of our local natural resources.” Board Chair, Peter Treloar….

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SAVE THE DATE – AIR EP Member Days

We are pleased to announce the AIR EP Member days will be held over the 3rd and 4th of July, at Kimba for the Upper EP and then Wangary for the Lower EP. More details will be released closer to the dates. Register here for Upper EP Register here for Lower EP     Supported…

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Growers urged to report mouse numbers

Grain growers across Australia are being urged to check paddocks for mouse numbers and record mouse activity as part of a national campaign aimed at early detection and effective control ahead of this year’s winter crop. Concerns about mouse numbers were front of mind at the latest meeting of the National Mouse Group (NMG). NMG…

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Rural Bank March Update

A dry February across eastern states has resulted in mixed responses from Australian agricultural markets. The livestock sector retreated following a strong price recovery over December and January, while output across the horticultural sector remains high on the back of decent soil moisture reserves. Grain producers are optimistic for winter crop planting, which is due…

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Applications open for 2025 Nuffield Drought Resilience Scholarships

Applications are now open for Nuffield Australia’s 2025 Scholarship program which for the second-year running includes scholarships aimed at drought resilience study topics. The Future Drought Fund (FDF) is investing $1.6 million dollars through Nuffield over two years to help farmers increase their knowledge of drought resilience and better prepare themselves and their communities for…

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SA Drought Hub Virtual Fencing project update

The trial took place at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre during January 2024. Fifty merino ewes were housed in a paddock containing barley stubble. This paddock contains a sandy rise known to produce less biomass than the remainder of the paddock. This rise is also a preferred camping area for sheep which further contributes to the…

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