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Applications open for SAGIT research funding

The South Australian Grain Industry Trust is putting the call out for applications to researchers and grower groups who are interested in applying for funding to conduct trials, take part in an industry tour or host a speaker at a future event.

SJC - MSF115

Break crops provide profitable options for Mallee farmers

Significant differences between productivity and profitability of break crop options have been highlighted in Mallee Sustainable Farming’s SAGIT-funded project, ‘Adopting profitable crop sequences in the SA Mallee’, with high-value legumes proving their ability to offer farmers considerable benefits for diversity over continuous wheat.

SJC - Zerner

Field-based NIR devices set for key crop role

Use of field-based infrared spectroscopy in crop sensing equipment has the potential to significantly improve efficiencies in identifying plant nitrogen (N) content and water-soluble carbohydrates (WSC) across wheat and barley crops.

SJC - Jacobs Hussein

Frost on the run from awnless wheat varieties

Development of double-haploid breeding populations to fast track production of dual-purpose awnless wheat for frost-prone areas of South Australia has the potential to drastically cut losses – estimated to cost growers about $33 million a year – and give them more profitable options for grain and hay production.