Farming Systems Project To Inform Decision-making For Southern Growers

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A new farming systems project is set to shed light on how farm management decisions affect profitability and sustainability to help southern region grain growers understand the upside and downside of their decisions.
The five-year project involves nine field sites covering different soil types and rainfall zones in South Australia and Victoria, as well as biophysical modelling and economic evaluation.
The project is supported by a $7.6 million Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) investment plus $6.1 million in co-investment from the University of Adelaide.
A multi-disciplinary team, led by the University of Adelaide’s Dr Matthew Knowling, aims to take a holistic approach to farming systems performance and look at outcomes beyond seasonal production metrics.
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