Projects

Managing crown rot on upper EP – a joint learning experience

Project activities will build on knowledge gained from prior research on Upper EP using trials and complementary grower-sown demonstrations with the objectives being to: 1. Reduce yield losses due to crown rot, so increasing the amount and consistency of grain quantities available for export. 2. Improve the consistency of cereal grain production and the profitability…

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Building Drought Resilience in Agriculture-Dependent Communities through Mapping Young Farmer Information and Support Networks

This project will map young farmer and AIR EP’s information and support networks, and through two interactive co-design workshops, deliver a young farmer network-strengthening action plan. This project aims to: – Better understand young farmer’s existing networks. – Identify opportunities for building stronger networks between young farmers and AIR EP. -Co-design a suite of strategies…

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Knowledge-Sharing for Good Soil Stewardship

The project aims to address challenges and opportunities associated with knowledge-sharing efforts directed at improving the uptake of new innovations and best-practice soil management. In order to support knowledge-sharing efforts for grower-groups across four case-study regions, this project will co-develop and test a range of knowledge-sharing modes and processes, from digital strategies to field days,…

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Tactics to minimise frost damage on the Eyre Peninsula

Summary Project outcome: By July 2024 70% of all growers in the frost prone areas of Eyre Peninsula with have increased knowledge, confidence to adopt and ability to implement practices to minimise the impact of frost on their profitability. Project description: Trials A major field site will be established in the Tooligie vicinity in 2022…

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Soil borne pathogen demonstration and extension

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Sustainable Agriculture program – a three year agriculture extension program

Delivery of the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board’s Sustainable Agriculture program, funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program Regional Land Partnerships (RLP) initiative, which includes a project work order to deliver the Regenerative Agriculture Program (RAP). Project components: Soil acidification General agricultural support to EP Landscape Board Soil organic carbon and mixed species demonstrations Mallee…

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More profitable crops on highly calcareous soils by improving early vigour and overcoming soil constraints

Outcomes will be modified agronomic practices and improved soil conditions which increase WUE of crops and farm profitability as well as improved knowledge of the impact of high carbonate on crop performance.   Findings from the first season of the Calcareous soils project Highly calcareous soils challenge crop production with a range of constraints and…

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Southern Pulse Extension – Pulse Check Groups

Establishment of a minimum of 9 ‘Pulse Check Discussion groups’ across the Southern region. Pulse Check groups to focus upon ‘back to basics’ approach to lentil and/or chickpea production using a group learning approach and practical in-field learning.

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Warm and cool season mixed cover cropping for sustainable farming systems in south eastern Australia’ project – upper EP

In this project, a consortium of grower groups and the CSIRO will identify and demonstrate suitable cover crops across south eastern Australia. The impacts of cover cropping on soil health, nutrient cycling, organic carbon, and soil moisture will be measured, and the optimum timing and method to terminate the cover crops will be determined. At…

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Warm and cool season mixed cover cropping for sustainable farming systems in south eastern Australia – lower EP

Part of a bigger project across south eastern Australia to identify and demonstrate suitable cover crops. The impacts of cover cropping on soil health, nutrient cycling, organic carbon, and soil moisture will be measured, an the optimum timing and method to terminate the cover crops will be determined.  

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