Irrigation discussion drives development of new group

A NEW irrigation discussion group has been formed which should help link farmers with industry research investments.
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A new farmer group has been formed to more closely link farmers with irrigation research. Picture courtesy Riverine Plains.

Staff writer

The Riverine Plains Irrigation Discussion Group has been established as part of a project led by the Irrigated Cropping Council which aims to link new and innovative Grains Research and Development Corporation research investments with local farmer-driven groups to enable farmers to be more actively involved in the irrigated grains research process.

The Group will meet four times each year to discuss agronomy and soil trials in the region and the implications of the research results at a local level.

The Group will hold its first meeting over breakfast next Friday, 30 August at the Riverine Plains office in Mulwala, New South Wales.

Speakers at the first meeting will include Matthew Harrison, University of Tasmania and Michael Straight, FAR Australia.

More information can be found at www.riverineplains.org.au or by contacting Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc at kate@riverineplains.org.au or phone (03) 5744 1713.