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.

Boom spray in field at Hart workshop looking at efficacy of sprays in stubbles. Photo: SAGIT.

Assessing herbicide efficacy in stubbles

The Hart Field-Site Group has been running a SAGIT-funded trial looking at the efficacy of herbicides in different stubble heights and at different volumes. As part of this, it recently hosted spray guru Bill Gordon to lead a grower workshop. SAGIT captured this short video explaining the trial and how…


Applications open for grain research projects and grower group funding

Applications are open for the South Australian Grain Industry Trust’s 2017 round of funding, with grower groups invited to apply for specific funding designed to help attract guest speakers to regional events. Chairman Michael Treloar said following feedback from farming systems and grower groups, the Trust had introduced a separate…

Front view of the adult beetle being studied for control of silverleaf nightshade.

Biological control option to be investigated for problem weed

A beetle which has significantly reduced problem weed silverleaf nightshade in South Africa has recently arrived in Australia and will now be studied for release under a nationally-funded research program. SAGIT Chairman Michael Treloar said the research project is an exciting opportunity to work with the South Australian government in…

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Caroline Rhodes new Group B Trustee

Experienced agribusiness professional Caroline Rhodes has been appointed to the position of Group B Trustee with the South Australian Grain Industry Trust. Ms Rhodes has specialised in stakeholder management and regulatory affairs during her 16-year career in agribusiness. She has held senior positions in both the corporate and government sectors,…