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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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The “Month of May” photo competition

To celebrate the start of the 2024 cropping season on Eyre Peninsula we are giving the chance for 2 budding photographers to win an AIR EP branded Yeti tumbler, perfect for those early starts, and a professionally printed and framed copy of their winning snap. To enter post your photo on social media and simply…

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Research Program to Unearth Frost Management Strategies for EP Farms

A three-year research program will put tactics and strategies to the test to find new ways to minimise the risk of frost damage to crops on farms on the Eyre Peninsula. The project will test a mix of contributing factors and potential solutions to find ‘best-bet’ frost management solutions for the region. It builds on…

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Sheep & Goat eID Workshop

Sheep & Goat eID Workshop – Kyancutta Sport Club, 9 April, 2024 Sheep and wool productivity and profitability was front of mind for producers in Kyancutta at the start of April. Funded by AWI Extension, Livestock SA, SA Sheep Industry Fund and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), the aptly titled “eID for…

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The “Month of May” photo competition

To celebrate the start of the 2024 cropping season on Eyre Peninsula we are giving the chance for 2 budding photographers to win an AIR EP branded Yeti tumbler, perfect for those early starts, and a professionally printed and framed copy of their winning snap. To enter post your photo on social media and simply…

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EPLB Position Available – Program Manager Climate Resilient Landscapes

The Opportunity The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is looking for a talented and passionate expert to deliver the Board’s Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture programs; regional scale projects; and facilitate existing and developing carbon and biodiversity market opportunities. This is a growth area for the Board, and the role will actively contribute to expanding and initiating…

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2024 AUASA Student Compendium

The 2024 AUASA (Adelaide University Agricultural Students Association) Student Compendium has been released. Head here to check it out. The 2024 Student Compendium is an initiative to collate the breadth of opportunities for students studying primary industries and natural resource management. It aims to assist the next generation of vocational education, training and tertiary students…

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Calling all canola growers! Expressions of interest to host canola pollination research

Dr Kit Prendergast, pollination and bee scientist, is seeking canola growers to allow her to conduct research on canola pollination at your fields in the 2024 & 2025 growing season. This exciting project she is undertaking as a post-doc at University of Southern QLD, funded by GRDC, will reveal what pollinating insects are visiting your…

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Regenerative cropping survey still open: Southern Cross Uni seeks farmers

• 500 crop farmers nationally wanted for short online survey • 75 crop farmers will be selected for a broader, 3-year farm monitoring project Growing interest in regenerative farming practices has seen many on the land pursue alternative solutions for challenges like soil erosion, soil water-holding capacity, landscape health, rising input costs, changing markets and…

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