SW WA Drought Hub NEWS


SW WA Drought Hub Study Tour

The SW WA Drought Hub is hitting the road & heading to South Australia … and you’re invited!! 

This study tour will look at how South Australian growers are approaching soil & water productivity & unlocking plant potential with efficient input use.  

See the flyer below for full details & register your interest here –  https://hub.gga.org.au/media-releases/growers-invited-to-express-interest-in-study-tour/

Project Update: CSIRO Long Coleoptile Project

DR.SAT updated to help more farmers and growers

The Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool (DR.SAT) has been updated with new functionality after consultation across Australia’s agricultural regions.

Improvements to the free tool include easier farm boundary mapping, access to practical examples of tried and tested drought resilience strategies to help tailor your own farm business solutions without needing to log into the tool, and environmental resilience content that covers more commodities and regions.

Access commodity and region coverage maps here: https://bit.ly/3BkGoz0  

DR.SAT users can access:

  • Farm-specific satellite imagery and remote sensing data covering past and current landscape conditions. The latest updates include ‘vegetation cover’ (fractional cover) data and 3D terrain view modelling.
  • Climate projections for their farm for 2030 and 2050.
  • Self-assessments for whole-of-farm strategic planning, including environmental, financial, and personal and social signals.
  • Links to more resources to help prepare for and adapt to a more volatile climate.

Assess your farm’s resilience at: drsat.com.au

Want to help shape the future of the tool? Register now to take part in focus groups in early 2023: help@drsat.com.au

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Past Events & Opportunities ...

The Nuffield Australia Scholarships have been described as life-changing! Giving growers an amazing opportunity to learn how to improve their business & industry through travel, study tours & invaluable global networking opportunities.
The opportunity to research a topic of the highest value to you 🫵 is what a Nuffield Scholarship can offer. It gives farmers the chance to pursue the quest for knowledge & greater understanding.
Investors such as Grains Research and Development Corporation Australian Wool Innovation AgriFutures Australia Meat & Livestock Australia & more, make this possible. In addition, WA only scholarships from CBH Group , CSBP Fertilisers & Grain Industry Association of WA Inc for local cropping farmers.
For the first time in 2024, the #FutureDroughtFund & Nuffield Australia are partnering to offer at least five Australian farmers overseas study scholarships in drought resilience. Through a Nuffield Drought Resilience Scholarship, you will build your drought resilience knowledge & grow your industry & community’s capacity to deal with dry times.
If you are ready to grab this opportunity with both hands, apply for a 2024 scholarship TODAY! Visit: nuffield.com.au
Applications close 9th June 2023

2023 Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum

The Future Drought Fund’s annual Science to Practice Forum is on again, 6-8 June 2023.

The forum brings together farmers, researchers, government, industry and the community to explore the innovative tools and practices helping our farmers and regions prepare for future drought.

The online forum also showcases the work of the Future Drought Fund’s 8 Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs located around the country.

The Forum is a three-day, online event that is free to attend, with each day focussed on a particular theme:

Tuesday 6 June – Research and Development: data-driven projects, stories around research trials and outcomes, future-driven content and content relevant to opportunities under the Future Drought Fund for NRM organisations, farming systems groups and research bodies.

Wednesday 7 June – Farmers, Producers and Agricultural Advisors: stories of drought and preparing for it, ‘call-to-action’ presentations, content relevant to opportunities under the FDF for producers and their communities. Farmer and farm-advisor delivered stories.

Thursday 8 June – Community and Policy: community and social projects, including presentations on farmer wellbeing and community resilience in the context of drought. Policy discussions and input from FDF network partners.

View video recordings, and read transcripts from the 2022 event as well as find more information and register for 2023 event HERE 

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