Regional research agronomy project

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'Regional Research Agronomy' is the abbreviated working title for the 'Building crop protection and crop production agronomy research and development capacity in regional Western Australia' project (DAW00256), a five year co-investment of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).  

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.

5 people looking at crop disease in trial plots
Regional agronomy team learning about DPIRD crop disease trials, September 2020

Contact information

Vanessa Stewart
+61 (0)8 9081 3149