Ag Excellence News and Updates

Survey to help identify soil needs and priorities across Australia

September 7, 2023

Regional Soil Coordinators across Australia have developed a twenty minute survey to help identify soil needs and priorities, designed to gather information about local issues, and what ways soil advice is being provided. The survey is aimed at people who work in advisory or extension roles with growers, farmers and landholders and individual landholders.

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Video recordings of the Future Drought Fund’s 2023 Science to Practice Forum available online now

September 1, 2023

The forum brought together farmers, researchers, government, industry and communities to explore innovative tools and practices helping our farmers and regions prepare for future drought.

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Livestock containment: building drought resilience with Cam Nicholson

August 1, 2023

Join leading agribusiness advisor Cam Nicholson, a partner at Nicon Rural Services, in this SA Drought Hub podcast episode dedicated to helping livestock producers prepare for and withstand drought conditions.

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El niño is (probably) coming – what does it mean and what can you do about it?

June 30, 2023

In June 2023, the Bureau of Meteorology upgraded its El Niño outlook from WATCH to ALERT, indicating a 70% likelihood of an El Niño event. This will probably bring drier conditions – and an increased chance of drought – to South Australia.

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Air EP puts six different deep tillage machines to the test at Kielpa and Kyancutta

May 22, 2023

Sandy soil conditions? Watch as Air EP puts six different deep tillage machines to the test at Kielpa and Kyancutta.

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SA Drought Hub appoints new livestock adoption officers

November 30, 2022

The Hub is delighted to welcome two Livestock Technical Specialist Adoption Officers. Penny and Hannah will be working with livestock producers, farming systems groups, consultants, advisors and Hub members to help livestock producers across SA enhance their drought resilience.

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Farming Systems Specialist – Adoption Officer sought to contribute to the South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

June 1, 2022

A unique and exciting opportunity exists to play a key role in contributing to the success of the South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

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Forum to showcase drought resilience-building initiatives

May 27, 2022

Efforts to strengthen South Australia’s drought preparedness and resilience will be recognised and discussed during a national forum next month.

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South Australian farmers contribute to drought resilience podcast

May 19, 2022

This podcast, produced in partnership with Talking Livestock and Voice it, features four South Australian sheep producers who have battled consecutive years of drought. Each interview reveals how they navigated their businesses and families through the financial and mental hardships, including practical coping strategies such as containment feeding.

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SA Drought Hub’s Orroroo node office opens to the public

April 1, 2022

The SA Drought Hub’s Orroroo Node office is now officially open for business.

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