Resilient EP (Soil moisture)

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

Location
Eyre Peninsula
Funding Source
National Landcare Program
Project Manager
Mark Stanley
Project Funding
$3,288,800
Start Date
1 November 2019
End Date
31 March 2023

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 of farmers and advisers will engage researchers and link with the region’s farmers to develop techniques to integrate information generated from the probe network, satellite imagery, climate and yield models. Farmers will be able to make more informed, timely decisions underpinned by innovations in agronomy and livestock management in order to optimise the region’s productive potential whilst protecting soil and water resources in a changing climate.

Resilient EP Project Support Extended - The Resilient EP project has funds available to support groups that would like to host events (workshops, field days, paddock walks) or paddock demonstrations that align with, delve into and demonstrate the objectives and findings of the project.

Project partners:

This project is funded by the National Landcare Program 2, Smart Farming Partnerships Program. Delivery partners are:

  • AIR EP
  • EPAG Research
  • CSIRO
  • Regional Connections
  • SARDI, a division of Primary Industries & Regions SA (PIRSA)
  • Square V
To access the soil moisture probe network, click on the button below and enter the username: EPARF password: EPARF
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Project activities:

Support an innovative regional group of trusted influencers who will connect directly with growers and create linkages with key researchers, called the Regional Innovators, consisting of 12 representatives from consultants, retailers, farming groups, leading farmers and industry representatives. They will collaborate with researchers ensuring the project will test decisions with rigour and provide real benefits to farmer decision making and farmer’s ability to embrace innovation, and to make significant change in land management across the region.

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Project steering committee:

Andrew Ware, EPAG Research

Therese McBeath, CSIRO

Mark Stanley, Regional Connections

Amanda Cook, SARDI, Minnipa Agricultural Centre

Peter Hayman, SARDI Climate Applications

Naomi Scholz, Executive Officer, AIR EP

Susan Stovell, EP Landscape Board

Are you planning to host an event that aligns with the objectives of the Resilient EP Project?  Apply for funding here.

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