Publications

Lower EP Ag Expo 2 March 2021

The AIR EP Lower EP Ag Expo was held at the Marble Range Sports Club in Wangary on 2 March 2021, with 59 farmers and advisors attending. The speakers and topics delivered were: Lukas van Zwieten, NSW DPI: soil biology and amendments, herbicide residues. David Harbison, DR Agriculture: grazing management of crops and pastures, dual…

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EP Farmer Survey 2020 Soil CRC Report

The 2020 Eyre Peninsula social benchmarking survey is part of this national Soil CRC project led by Dr Hanabeth Luke of Southern Cross University (SCU), jointly funded by the Soil CRC, Ag Innovation and Research Eyre Peninsula (AIR EP, a CRC partner) and the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board. Data gathered will contribute to wider Soil…

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Dry saline land survey results

Dry saline land or “magnesia patches” describe areas in paddocks that have become saline in the surface layer and toxic to plant growth, resulting in bare, unproductive patches of ground. They are not driven the underlying effects of ground water, stream flows or perched water tables. Their impacts can be highly detrimental to farming practices…

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Lower EP Crop Walk Spring 2020

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Fluid fertiliser case studies

Three case studies exploring the adoption of fluid fertilisers in their farming systems have been developed with upper Eyre Peninsula farmers (the Baldocks, Pattersons and Polkinghornes) as part of a Caring for our Country and SAGIT funded project ‘Improving management practices of Rhizoctonia barepatch on upper EP soils’ conducted by the Minnipa Agricultural Centre team….

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LEADA Expo 2019

Held on Friday 15 March 2018 7.30am start Ungarra Sports Club, Ungarra 7.30am Registration and Breakfast 8.15am Bruce Morgan, Chair, LEADA, Welcome 8.20am Hamish Dickson, AgriPartner Consulting – Sheep nutrition & containment feeding 9.05am Dave Davenport, Rural Solutions SA – Inclusion plates & soil acidity 9.35am George Pedler, George Pedler Ag / LEADA Committee member…

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LEADA Weed Seed Management Expo 2018

Held on Tuesday 13 March 2018 $50 cost for the day, which includes annual membership to LEADA. 7.30am start Kapinnie Clubrooms, Kapinnie 7.30am Registration and Breakfast 8.00am Bruce Morgan, Chair, LEADA, Welcome 8.05am Greg Condon, Grassroots Agronomy – Using innovative agronomy to smash herbicide resistant weeds 9.00am Andrew Ware and Blake Gontar, SARDI – Lower…

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LEADA Spring Walk 2017

Held on 8th September 2017 10.30am Meet at the: Cummins Oval Meet and arrange bus travel 11.10am Andrew Green – Wanilla Liz Farquharson, SARDI Profitable Beans on highly acidic off-type soils.Exploring new acid tolerant inoculants and how they can give us access to profitable legumes on soils down to a pH of 4. 12.30pm LUNCH…

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LEADA Expo 2017

Held on 9th March 2017 7.30 am Registration and Breakfast 8:30 am Welcome Bruce Morgan, Chair, LEADA 8:35 am Andrew Ware (SARDI) – Lower Eyre Peninsula Trial Updates 9.00 am Mark Modra (GRDC) – GRDC Update – directions and changes 9.10 am Keynote Speaker Rick Bieber, (No Till Farmer South Dakota USA) – Improvements to…

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LEADA Spring Walk 2016

Held on 30 August 2016 8.30am Meet at the: Ramblers Football Clubrooms Meet and arrange bus travel 9.30am Andrew Green Andrew Ware, SARDI and George Pedler, LEADA Lupins – Time of Seeding Site 10.15am Andrew Green Liz Farquharson, SARDI New Pea Rhizobia 11.30am Ramblers Football Clubrooms Peter Boutsalis- University of AdelaideHerbicide Resistant Weeds – Survey…

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