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SAGIT invites applications for 2024 funding round

Applications are now open for the next round of research and grower group funding through the South Australian Grain Industry Trust. Research applications for projects that directly benefit South Australian grain growers and the wider grain industry are encouraged.

Developing a DGT methodology to assess bioavailability of herbicide residues (USA121)

A robust testing system for imidazolinone residues is to be developed using Diffusive Gradient in Thin-Films (DGT) technology. This tool will provide information on bioavailability of herbicide residues independent of soil type characteristics. The DGT tool will be validated in spiked soils, in a range of soil types and two water regimes. The DGT tool for glyphosate residue is also to be assessed.

Pesticide effects on soil microbial functions in contrasting SA soils (USA3323)

The aim of this project is to understand how soil properties influence the effects of pesticides on soil health. The project team will assess six targeted pesticides in 10 contrasting South Australian broadacre cropping soils. This knowledge will deliver farmers essential information for identifying the best pesticide-soil combinations to maintain healthy soil microbial communities.

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