Research

Eyre Peninsula internship in applied grains research

To improve the capacity of grains research, development and extension in the Eyre Peninsula region. To further develop applied research skills of recent graduates so they will be able to make an improved contribution to the grains RD&E industry in South Australia. This project will annually engage a recent graduate to work as an intern/trainee…

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Taking canola profitability to the next level

Determing the maximum achievable water limited yield of canola on Lower EP and the relative significance of key canola yield drivers once disease and phenology are optimised and inform growers and advisors on the yield driving mechanisms and profitability of high production canola systems.

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Resilient EP (Soil moisture)

  A new paradigm for resilient and profitable dryland farming on the Eyre Peninsula using data to improve on-farm decision making Summary New and emerging technologies will be used to assist farmers make efficient use of soil moisture. The Eyre Peninsula has an extensive soil moisture probe network which is underutilised. A Regional Innovators group…

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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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Developing future leaders for farming communities on the Eyre Peninsula

Summary This project aimed to provide young farmers from across upper Eyre Peninsula (EP) with the confidence and skills to take on leadership roles in their local communities. DAFF project: Over the course of the project a total of 50 young farmers took place in the four project workshops and associated events that occurred as…

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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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Dryland Legume Pasture Systems – Boosting profit and reducing risk in medium and low rainfall areas

Summary Over the past three decades there has been a shift from integrated crop-livestock production to intensive cropping in dry areas which has significantly reduced the resilience of farms. Intensive cropping is prone to herbicide resistant weeds, large nitrogen fertiliser requirements, and major financial shocks due to frost, drought or low grain prices. A pilot…

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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 Summer Cover Crop Species Demonstration

  Summary Trial Management: Sown 14th December 2017 with 60kg/ha 18:20 fertiliser Pasture Genetics disc plot seeder Soil dry in the top 5cm and moist from 5-15cm Soil reasonably friable apart from compacted wheel tracks Rows 8 & 9 were sown over controlled traffic wheel tracks, which were quite compacted and had lower moisture levels….

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2017 EP Stubbles Extravaganza

Summary Naomi Scholz, SARDI Livestock and Farming Systems, Minnipa Agricultural Centre hosted the Eyre Peninsula ‘Stubbles Extravaganza’ forum for researchers and advisors on 9 November 2017 in Port Lincoln on behalf of EPARF and LEADA. Speakers Naomi Scholz (GRDC Stubble Initiative) Rick Llewellyn (weeds) CSIRO Greg Baker (snails) SARDI Gupta Vadakattu (nitrogen) CSIRO Jack Desbiolles…

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