THE South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) has announced more than $2.45 million in funding for 25 new grain research projects in 2021.
The decisions represent a commitment to improving the resilience and productivity of South Australia’s grain industry.
Notable programs that will benefit from SAGIT support include a three-year study into variety selection and weed management options for genetically modified canola, which can now be grown in SA, research to improve management of herbicide resistant barley grass, and a look at the implications of green hydrogen technology and production for SA grain growers.
SAGIT chairman Max Young said continued research was essential to the long-term sustainability of the State’s grain industry.
“No other state has an organisation dedicated to supporting state-based grains research that is funded by the growers,” he said.
“Our unique position allows us to focus on the specific issues, problems and solutions that deliver real benefits for South Australian grain production.”
SAGIT is funded by a voluntary grower levy of 30 cents per harvested tonne.
The successful projects are:
|AIR EP||Lower Eyre Peninsula Ag Expo 2021|
|AIR EP||Maximising performance of post-emergent herbicides workshops on upper Eyre Peninsula|
|Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre||Boosting profitability and efficiency of SA’s trade in containerised grain|
|Elders Rural Services||Acid soils, ripping and lentil production improvement|
|Global Grain Genetics Pty Ltd||Lentil varieties for low rainfall and sandy soil environments|
|Hart Field-Site Group||Variety selection and weed management options for genetically modified canola|
|Mid North High Rainfall Zone Group||Frost Learning Centre for farmers, advisers and researchers|
|PIRSA||Developing criteria for soil and plant aluminium and manganese toxicity in SA|
|Precision Agriculture||A practical approach to sub-surface acidity in the Mid North|
|Rural Solutions SA||2022 Farm Gross Margin Guide for SA|
|SANTFA||The implications of green hydrogen for SA grain growers|
|SARDI||Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary 2021-2023|
|SARDI||Characterising the optimal flowering period for the Murray Plains|
|SARDI / University of Adelaide||Extension support for SA Drought Hub internship program|
|SARDI / University of Adelaide||Grower crop root health workshops|
|SARDI / University of Adelaide||Improving management of Group A resistant barley grass in current farming systems|
|SARDI / University of Adelaide||Evaluating super high oleic acid safflower in sodic and saline soils|
|SARDI / University of Adelaide||Measuring and managing yield loss caused by Phoma root in lentil and faba bean|
|SARDI / University of Adelaide||Investigating aluminium speciation in wheat roots in alkaline soil|
|Thomas Elder Institute||Faba bean nutrient omission trial|
|Trengove Consulting Trust||Improving crop safety and broadleaf weed control with herbicides in lentil|
|Trengove Consulting Trust||Improved management of variable phosphorus requirement and strategies for highly responsive soils|
|University of Adelaide||Revealing the basis for head-loss in barley|
|University of Adelaide||Understanding and managing fertiliser toxicity in pulses in SA|
|University of South Australia||Developing a DGT methodology to assess bioavailability of herbicide residues|