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The SAGIT Podcast

On average, SAGIT invests $1.8 million a year in supporting research crucial to advancing South Australia’s $4.6 billion grain industry.

These projects deliver real improvements in countless areas of grain growing, farming systems, soil management, harvesting, storage, processing and marketing, and they also provide technical information to growers.

These podcast episodes outline some of the key projects undertaken in recent years. Please make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to stay up-to-date as we add new podcasts to the feed!

Common vetch as a break crop

Stuart Nagel

In this episode, Stuart Nagel, who leads the National Vetch Breeding Program (an investment by the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the South Australian Research and Development Institute, a division of the SA Department of Primary Industries and Regions), talks about a SAGIT-funded project he has led on common vetch as a break crop for marginal cropping systems.

Boosting lentil productivity

Sam Trengove

Consultant Sam Trengove, Trengove Consulting, talks about SAGIT-funded work into increasing lentil productivity in SA. Lentil production often underperforms on sandy soils of the Yorke Peninsula, so Sam has run projects to understand the causes of low performance and identify cost-effective methods to boost productivity.

SAGIT Chair Max Young (second from left), pictured with SAGIT Project Manager Malcolm Buckby (left), Mick Faulkner from the Mid North High Rainfall Zone Group, SAGIT Trustee Ted Langley and SAGIT Scientific Officer Jenny Davidson. The Mid North High Rainfall Zone Group leads the Frost Learning Centre project which was awarded SAGIT funding in 2021, in conjunction with the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Frost Learning Centre for farmers, advisers and researchers

Mick Faulkner
Agrilink agronomic consultant Mick Faulkner talks about the Frost Learning Centre which he manages on behalf of the Mid North High Rainfall Zone Group. The centre for farmers, advisers and researchers is a SAGIT and GRDC co-funded project with input from the Mid North High Rainfall Zone Group.

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