South East Premium Wheat Growers Association

Description

The South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) is focused on a profitable and sustainable grains industry in the Esperance Port Zone. The group achieves this through the facilitation of research, education and extension, communication with members, varietal improvement, and by liaising and forming partnerships with industry.

Current Activities

  • SEPWA Variety Trials
  • In Season Predictive Grower Tools
  • Farm Scale WiFi
  • CTF Nitrogen Dynamics
  • Blue Gum Reality
  • Non-Wetting soils in the Esperance Port Zone

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • “Agronomy Jigsaw – Water use efficiency” project in partnership with DAFWA
  • “More Than Trees and Fences Project” in partnership with Esperance Regional Forum funded through South Coast Natural Resource Management
  • “Path to purity – the first steps in grower variety purity testing for malt barley” project funded by DAFWA and GRDC
  • “Putting Precision Agriculture on the ground in Western Australia” project funded by GRDC
  • “More Than a Passing Phase” project book published and project concluded (funded through South Coast Natural Resource Management)
  • Ladies’ Days
  • Young Grower’s Tours
  • Harvest Debrief
  • Chemicals on Farms project
  • Containers Project
  • Study tours

Sponsors

SEPWA have 30 sponsors

The key sponsors are: Rabobank, CBH Group, Summit and Interflour

South East Premium Wheat Growers Association

Esperance, Western Australia, Australia

Committee

Chair: Greg Curnow
T: 9079 2101
M: 0427 792 101
E: grogndons@bigpond.com

Vice Chair: David Cox
T: 9078 2053
M: 0429 008 638
E: dave@waterhatchfarms.com.au

Secretary: Adrian Perks
M: 0427 766 068
E: perksadrian@hotmail.com

Contact/EO: Niki Curtis
T: 9083 1125
F: 9083 1100
M: 0447 908 311
E: eo@sepwa.org.au
A: PO Box 365, Esperance 6450

Number of Members

270

Shires Covered

Esperance Port Zone