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In a groundbreaking decision, the 2024 David Roget Award is proudly presented to the Lowbank Ag Bureau, a collective force in the farming community. Known for their proactive approach and mutual support, this group stands out for its dedication to enhancing farm sustainability through research and extension activities.

Mallee Sustainable Farming recently hosted a table at the SA Agribusiness Annual Lunch in Adelaide.

At a recent Pinnaroo field day we tackled the challenges faced by farmers dealing with increasingly acidic sandy soils.

I must be getting old, because I find myself more and more harping back to ‘the good old days’. And that’s not just in relation to good movies, fun TV shows, great music or the Crows knowing how to win premierships.

Variable Rate Technology (VRT) holds immense promise for farmers, but several barriers have hindered its widespread adoption. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key obstacles:

Erosion is a problem that plagues agricultural lands all over the world. In particular, farmers in the Mallee region of Australia face the constant challenge of preventing soil from being carried away by the wind.

Peer-to-peer learning, also known as collaborative learning, has emerged as a powerful method to enhance the learning experience for individuals. It is a process that involves sharing knowledge and skills within a group or community. In this post, we explore the many benefits of peer-to-peer learning and how it can unlock the full potential of learners.

Last week MSF celebrated the achievements of one of our key research collaborators and champions of conservation agriculture, by awarding Agricultural Research Engineer, Dr Jack Desbiolles the David Roget Award for Excellence for 2023.

Groundcover is the unsung hero of the farming world, providing countless benefits such as improving rainfall infiltration, reducing runoff, and lowering erosion risk. But as anyone who has ever battled drought knows, maintaining groundcover can be a real challenge.

When you have a Mallee seep, where do you start with identifying the problem and coming up with a management plan? Chris McDonough, Insight Extension for Agriculture, talks through the 5 key questions you need to ask before you get you started. 1. Have you got a Mallee seep? It’s important to not confuse Mallee

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