Riverland and Mallee grain Farmers could benefit from the South AustralianGrainIndustry Trust (SAGIT) recent funding allocation of $1.81 towards 25 research projects in 2018.
The trust received 36 applications for funding this year, with successful projects ranging from crop root health, the use of drones, salt tolerance in bread wheat and nutrients in lentils and chickpeas.
SAGIT chair Michael Treloar said applications were of a high quality which created challenging decisions for the trust, which is funded by a grower levy of 30 cents per tonne produced.
Locally, Mallee Sustainable farming will investigate frost susceptibility in Clearfield varieties treated with certain herbicides and also Identifying nutrient requirements of lentils & chickpeas grown in Mallee sands.
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