GRDC Eyre Peninsula Tour Sees Successful Outcome

GRDC John Bennet

This week Grain Research and Development Corporation toured the Eyre Peninsula seeing a successful outcome with hopes to see improvements for farmers across the region.

The purpose of the tour was to see panel members engage with growers in their paddocks to get a better understanding of issues and constraints that are affecting their businesses.

GRDC plan to take on the information they’ve gathered throughout the tour and development investments that will address the issues and drive profit into the growers businesses.

The tour covered a vast amount of kilometers from Ceduna to Port Lincoln seeing approximately 9 locations across the EP.

GRDC Panel Chair John Bennett, says they noticed a few reoccurring issues around Calcareous soils, constraints around nurturance deficiencies, barley grass resistance, sandy soil, disease and a wide range of other issues that stood out.

 “I was particularly impressed with the crops and the standard of the operation and the way the growers have actually been extracting the most out of the moister they have available, the feedbacks been very positive, my purpose in the organisation as well as a grower and as a fellow grower,  is actually to represent growers and act on their behalf.”