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New SA Drought Hub Podcast – When do I let sheep out of containment in a dry season?

When do I let sheep out of containment in a dry season? If you have livestock in containment ahead of the season break, what do you do if the rain doesn’t come? The hub’s latest episode, on considerations around when/how to let sheep out of containment is now published: https://sadroughthub.com.au/when-do-i-let-sheep-out-of-containment-in-a-dry-season/ This episode of the SA…

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SA Drought Hub Knowledge Base – resources for dry times

The SA Drought Hub Knowledge Base connects you to resources that assist in decision-making and practice change to build drought preparedness and resilience. The Hub has collated a range of resources to help producers make informed decisions and adopt effective practices for crop, pasture, livestock and fodder management in the current dry season. Access valuable insights from the hub, Grains…

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Leadership Development Eyre Peninsula – Community Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRPF358 

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Last days for regenerative ag survey input

Our Southern Cross Uni team [which includes a soil scientist, an agronomist, an agroecologist, a rural sociologist and an expert in natural capital accounting] are asking grain growers to complete a survey about their goals, practices, views of regenerative agriculture and indicators they find useful. We are also recruiting farmers for a 3 year monitoring…

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May Grains Climate Outlook

Please find the latest May climate outlooks for the grains industry below: Grains video update for QLD/NSW Grains video update for SA/VIC/TAS Grains video update for WA The key outlook messages are: 10 day rainfall outlook, rain band for parts of NSW and Qld Increased chance of frost for parts of SA and Vic for the rest of May Rainfall outlook…

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Communication in Family Business – Cleve (24 June 2024)

Led by Jeanette Long of Ag Consulting Co, this workshop looks at managing effective communication when family and business intersect. The unique working environment of family businesses can create challenges when it comes to effective communication. This invaluable workshop will assist in tackling everyday conversations through to testing topics, by addressing;  Communication and decision making…

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Regenerative Agriculture: Understanding the intent, practices, benefits and disbenefits

Regenerative agriculture techniques appear to have been increasingly adopted over recent years. Adherents suggest that crop and pasture production can be maintained through improving soil function delivering more resilient farming systems with lower input costs. However, there is a lack of data to confirm the extent of adoption and the range of practices being utilised….

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WoTL Thriving Women 2024 Tickets!

Tickets for WoTL’s Thriving Women 2024 Conference are now on sale! Join us from 12 – 13 August for two-days of inspiration, growth and connection. Register here Don’t miss out on your chance to get in early and secure your spot at early bird pricing*. *Early bird tickets available until sold out.

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Rural Bank Insights Update May 2024

Eyes are on the skies as autumn seasonal conditions around the country have been a mixed bag. Winter crop planting is underway with favourable soil moisture in QLD and NSW while southern states and WA are in urgent need of rainfall. Milk processors are due to announce opening farmgate milk prices for the new season…

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Gazania Survey – Changing ecology and biology of weeds due to climate and soil factors

In this GRDC funded project, our research team aims to understand how changes in climate and soil factors are affecting the biology and ecology of weed species affecting Australian grains. We would like to invite you to be involved as your input will help this research project to understand more about the most difficult weeds…

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