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NEWS FLASH – Successful Grant application

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association has been successful in receiving a Grant from SAGIT to undertake the project
“Agronomic evaluation of durum’s for crown rot resistance.”

A 3 year project has been successfully approved which will undertake trial plots through field trials with one being located in the Turretfield area in the Lower North and the second in the South East at Bordertown.

The trials will compare varieties and breeding lines without crown rot infection and with infection induced by level(s) of crown rot inoculum applied at sowing. The effects of sowing dates and/or seeding rates on disease pressure will also be explored.

The trials will be sown and managed by Rob Wheeler and his team from SARDI in the north and the South East trial will be sown and managed by the University of Adelaide Durum Breeding program.

The design and planning of the trials, preparation of inoculum, plot and plant assessments and trial analysis will be made by Marg Evans, Greg Naglis with assistance from Hugh Wallwork (SARDI).

Farmers will have the opportunity to view the trials at the annual crop walk field days.

The Durum growers are very grateful to SAGIT for the funding that they make available to undertake valuable trials such as this one.

 Hugh Wallwork arg Young Jason Able Rob WheelerL to R: Members of SARDI & University of Adelaiade overseeing the project = Hugh Wallwork, Marg Evans, Jason Able, Rob Wheeler


Farmers and Industry representatives at Mid North Crop Walk


Farmers and industry representatives at the Mid North Crop Walk in September 2015.

Ensure to lock in the dates in your Diaries for 2016 Crop Walks
Northern – 7th September
Southern – 12th October



Progress Statements of SAGIT Projects – March 2016

Below are the links to the Progress Statements of the SAGIT projects being conducted in conjunction with UA and SADGA

“SAGIT Gross Margin Sensitivity Analysis Trials”

UA415 Supplementary Quality Results FINAL 2015

UA415 Supplementary File 1

Southern DBA Forums 2015 J_Able

 “SAGIT Durum Heat Tolerance Trials”

SAGIT 2016_Progress_Statement UA1415

UA1415 Supplementary File


Below is the link to Bridget Penna’s summary on the SAGIT website

DG1202: A new approach to grass weed control for durum wheat


NAB – Agribusiness sponsor Southern Australia Durum Growers Association

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association are delighted to have National Australia Bank – Agribusiness join our sponsorship program.

NAB Agribusiness is Australia’s leading Agribusiness Bank and has proudly been supporting Australian farmers for more than 150 years, employing more than 600 agribusiness banking specialists in 110 locations Australia-wide to support our customers.

With local and industry knowledge, our Agribusiness team understand the unique financial and environmental needs of farmers and businesses beyond the farm gate – whether they provide inputs into agriculture or process, distribute or market primary produce. Continue reading