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Agribusiness Event Highlights Benefits Of Collaboration

Collaboration across the agribusiness sector and planning was the focus of a recent grower event, hosted by WMG’s Northern Valleys Agribusiness (NVA) Project and the Chittering Chamber of Commerce.   More than 30 people from across the horticulture sector, industry and community attended the Collaboration, Cooperation and Planning are on Season event on August 10. The evening featured presentations from Western Citrus Alliance CEO Brett Header,

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WMG recognised as a leading grower group

The West Midlands Group was recognised as a leading grower group after winning the 2017 Grower Group of the Year award at the Growing Expectations National Summit last week. The Grower Group Alliance of WA (GGA) award acknowledges the economic and social contribution that grower groups make towards the competitiveness of WA’s agrifood sector. WMG executive officer Anne Wilkins accepted the $2000 award, which will fund improving group capacity,

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Spray Education Perfect For A Rainy Day

More than 60 people took advantage of a day of heavy rainfall across the region to attend WMG’s Spray Workshop on 8 August.   The Badgingarra Research Station proved to be an ideal location to catch up the latest spraying information, equipment and technology, despite more than 40mm of rainfall soaking the Badgingarra and Dandaragan districts.   WMG research agronomist Dr Nathan Craig said the event focused on increasing awareness that

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Seeding Demonstration A Welcome Distraction

SCORES of Mid West farmers attended the West Midlands Group’s 2017 Seeding Demonstration to kick the tyres on some of the new machinery on offer from Cunninghams Ag Services, AFGRI and McIntosh & Son.   The event, which attracted more than 130 people to the Badgingarra Research Station last Tuesday, provided farmers an opportunity to view the latest equipment and speak to local representatives.   The day also included a line-up of information

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How To Be A Better You

Leading Australian business and life coach Shannah Kennedy shared her top tips for 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, June 21.   More than 160 women from around the West Midlands attended the popular annual event to listen to Ms Kennedy’s recipe for wellness skills, Galafrey Wines chief executive Kym Tyrer, who discussed how

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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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Water Resource Management Forum

Your invited to Northern Valleys:   Water Resource Management Forum   8am, 27 September Granville

09/27/2017 - 08:00 am Granville Civic Centre

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