Boosting regional agronomy capacity
Over the period 2016–2021 the project boosted regional agronomy capacity by developing the skills of recent entrants to the grains industry while they undertook regionally-based research, development and extension activities.
Based in Albany, Esperance, Merredin, Northam and Geraldton, the team worked across five Western Australian port zones and focused on an array of locally identified issues of priority to the grains industry and farming systems.
Over the course of the project DPIRD mentored 19 early-career scientists to develop skills in grains and farming systems research, development and extension. The program enabled participants to transition to new roles across the grains industry and into farming systems R&D.