Ag Excellence News and Updates

Feed nutrition of low rainfall crops and pastures – podcast out now

November 30, 2022

The second year of feed nutrition results are in and MSF catch up with Livestock Consultant Hamish Dickson, AgriPartner Consulting, to discuss the results of the AWI funded Feed Nutrition project. The last two years have provided a valuable data set of the nutritive value of common crops and pasture species that are common in the Mallee and low rainfall mixed cropping regions. These results will provide data sets for improved nutrition management of livestock across the growing season.

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Sheep & goat traceability survey – have your say!

November 30, 2022

All South Australian sheep and goat producers are encouraged to contribute towards the consultation on individual sheep and goat traceability through the Sheep and Goat Traceability Survey. This is your chance to provide input to influence how individual sheep and goat traceability through electronic identification will be implemented here in South Australia.

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AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship applications now open

November 21, 2022

Applications for the 2023 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship Program are now open. Students entering their final two years of an undergraduate degree who are passionate about the future of Australian rural industries are encouraged to apply.

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Harvest code agreement reached

November 17, 2022

South Australian grain producers will be able to use either the Grassland Fire Danger Index (GFDI) or the new Fire Behaviour Index (FBI) under the Harvest Code of Practice during this harvest, after an agreement was reached between Grain Producers SA (GPSA), the State Government and SA Country Fire Service (SACFS).

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Experts gather to talk about growing season disease pressures

November 15, 2022

A Grain Producers SA (GPSA) led meeting has been held in Adelaide today with a range of disease experts to discuss significant challenges created by the wet conditions ahead of harvest.

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Extension and adoption of drought resilience farming practices grants program is open now

November 11, 2022

The Australian Government is inviting organisations, in an open competitive process, to apply to receive support under the Extension and Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices Grants Program (the program) from 11 November 2022 to 9 January 2023.

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Carbon Farming Roadmap for South Australia

November 1, 2022

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia has released its first Carbon Farming Roadmap for South Australia for 2022-2026. Carbon farming and the broader carbon market present exciting and critically important steps in our efforts to adapt to a changing climate and transition to an economy that is climate smart and resilient.

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Stakeholder Advisory Group meetings kick off with view to 2023

September 30, 2022

Following its launch on 30 June 2021, the SA Drought Hub rapidly established itself as a focal point in efforts to strengthen the drought resilience and preparedness of farms and regional communities in South Australia. In its first year, the Hub established six nodes, commenced 18 projects and 28 demonstration sites, and held 32 training and learning events. In doing so, it engaged almost 50 partner organisations and more than 500 individuals.

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Grain producers sought to take part in Australian first trial

September 26, 2022

Grain Producers SA (GPSA) is on the hunt for 10 grain growers to be involved in an Australian first trial of a new tool to measure greenhouse emissions on-farm.

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Applications for the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award & Acceleration Grant are now open

September 18, 2022

The Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading Award empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities.

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