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CSIRO partners with WMG to track long term benefits of soil treatments

CSIRO has partnered with the West Midlands Group (WMG) to study the long term benefits of different soil treatments on subsoil constraints and crop yield.   The trial is part of the GRDC funded, DAFWA administered Subsoil Constraints program, which is currently running across the Wheatbelt to examine the major soil constraints that limit crop production.   Soil amelioration practices are commonly used throughout the West Midlands region;

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Regional development and industrial symbiosis research

Are you a potato, mango or citrus grower who would like to make more money from second grade produce? If so, you may want to get involved with a new study run through the West Midlands Group’s Northern Valleys Agribusiness (NVA) project. When supermarkets buy fruit and vegetables they grade produce according to size, shape, colour and blemishes. If the produce does not meet required specifications it is dubbed second grade and is worth less. The

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Learn how to be a better version of yourself at Women, Wellbeing and Wine!

Leading Australian business and life coach Shannah Kennedy will talk about how to shine in life and live with calm confidence at the Women, Wellbeing and Wine event, run by the West Midlands Group, in Dandaragan on Wednesday 21 June. Ms Kennedy has written best selling books Simplify, Structure, Succeed and The Life Plan - Simple Strategies for a Meaningful Life, and previously worked with elite athletes and coaches in the Australia’s corporate

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Two Break Crops In Succession May Reduce Root Lesion Nemtatode Levels

Initial results from the West Midlands Group (WMG) project on double break crops has highlighted clear differences in Root Lesion Nematode levels at its Bindi Bindi site, with both pulse stubbles having much lower levels than the adjacent wheat stubble. The COGGO-funded project, which was established on two sites in 2016, is exploring the impact on wheat yields of growing two break crops in succession, compared to the current standard of growing

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Trial Shows No Interaction Between Lime Rate & Incorporation Method

Analysis from a five year long West Midlands Group (WMG) lime incorporation and lime application rate trial has revealed that that there is no interaction between lime rate and incorporation method at any given soil depth.   Originally established in 2013 as a one year project under the GRDC Western Agribusiness Trial Extension Network program, the trial continued to be monitored from 2014 to 2017 with funding support from GRDC investment “Working

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West Midlands Coastal Dog Project

West Midlands Coastal Dog Project sponsored by Australian Wool Innovation   The purpose of this project is to generate an understanding of the wild dog activity within the West Midland area. There have been too many landholder reports of wild dog activity in the last two years to ignore further investigation. Once data is collected the project team will deliver the results to the community. Dependent upon the severity of wild dog densities,

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Employment Opportunity

West Midlands Group’s mission is to bolster the value and diversity of produce grown in the Midwest region. To facilitate this, the following opportunities are open for application.   Agribusiness Development Manager (Gingin, Chittering Valley and Dandaragan)   We are seeking an experienced professional who can work independently to assist agribusiness development in the Northern Valley regions (Gingin, Chittering and Dandaragan shires).

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Journey into Quinoa Production

Three Farmers founding director Garren Knell will share with local growers the story of how he and fellow collaborators, Ashley Wiese and Megan Gooding, chose a path less trodden to set up a quinoa production and distribution company at West Midlands Group’s Seasonal Updates on 14 March in Badgingarra. Garren, an agronomist and farmer in Narrogin, said it was exciting to be producing quality, healthy food and retain control through the supply chain.

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WMG Prepares Tomato Potato Psyllid Action Plan for Growers

The West Midlands Group is working with agronomists to assist local growers prepare for the potential threat of tomato potato psyllid, which is a serious pest of potato, tomato, eggplant, capsicum, chilli, tamarillo and sweet potato plants. WMG potato committee coordinator Bronwyn Fox said the grower group was working on an effective spraying program to help mitigate damage caused by the pest. “In consultation with local agronomists, we will provide

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Hort Diversification Workshop

Broadacre producers considering diversifying into horticulture can find the answers they are looking for at an up-coming horticulture workshop hosted by WMG on Wednesday, September 21, at Dandaragan. Designed to be a one-stop information shop, the workshop will enable growers to make more informed decisions about whether they can capitalise on potential new horticultural ventures in the region and introduce horticulture into their enterprise mix.

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PreDicta B Workshop

PreDicta B Workshop   Thursday 27 July OR Tuesday 8 August  Discovery Centre, Dalwallinu   

07/27/2017 - 08:30 am Dalwallinu

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