SEPWA To Develop Regional Communications Systems

SEPWA is set to take digital farming to the next level, with COGGO awarding a $37,000 grant to fund their ‘Farm Scale WiFi Project . The project aims to address the issue of intermittent and some times no existent mobile and data coverage on many farms in regional Western Australia. According to SEPWA project officer…

Dirt to $’s Cropping Challenge

The 2014 growing season marked the Canola rotation of Southern DIRT’s, DIRT to Dollar’s Cropping Challenge. The challenge is based on a concept initially developed by the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) in Victoria, where 11 teams put their agronomic skills on the line to see who can not only grow the best crop, but make…

Nyabing Farm Improvement Group assesses a new approach to soil acidity amelioration

With soil acidity being continually identified as a key yield constraint throughout the wheatbelt, growers are continually looking for immediate and cost effective options to raise soil pH. Through a Caring for Country funded project, the Nyabing Farm Improvement Group (NFIG) sought to investigate the efficacy of liquid calcium products compared to limesand in ameliorating…

Farmer 2 Farmer groups taking the Great Southern by storm

Farmer 2 Farmer groups taking the Great Southern by storm Building on a successful pilot program facilitated by Evergreen Farming and supported by the South West Catchments Council (SWCC), the Farmers 2 Farmers initiative is now in full swing with two new groups holding their inaugural meetings over the last couple of months. The program,…