VISIT FAR NEW ZEALAND

Centres

FAR Australia has collaborations with a number of research partners across Australia. Many projects link basic science with in field applied research programmes. These relationships with universities and state departments provide a continuum from the laboratory to the field, with FAR Australia providing the applied field research, interpretation and extension.

Hyper Yielding Cereal Centre (TAS)

The Hyper Yielding Cereal Centre in Tasmania is funded by GRDC and is part of a project led by FAR Australia in collaboration with Southern Farming Systems. This site takes cereal germplasm from the screening stage through to yield evaluations and then to Variety Specific Agronomy Packages. The project also aims to improve the information provided to end users of feed grain cereals in order to better match the aspirations of both the producer and the end user. The Hyper Yielding project has given the opportunity to link to the New Zealand research programme 20 by 2020 which aims to produce a 20t/ha crop by 2020.

Disease Management Centre (VIC)

The Disease Management Centre located near Geelong in the southern high rainfall zone of Victoria specialises in independent disease management evaluation covering collaborative work with state departments, universities and industry research projects. The centre aims to develop specific fungal disease situations through a combination of disease inoculum and irrigation, to assist in the development of new products and management strategies.

Riverine Research Centre (NSW/VIC)

The Riverine Research Centre is located at Yarrawonga on the NSW/Victorian border and has been set up in collaboration with the Riverine Plains farming group. The site specialises in medium rainfall agronomy with a particular focus on the agronomy of new germplasm, nutrition and agrichemical development.

SA Crop Technology Centre (SA)

The SA Crop Technology Centre was established in 2018 and is located in South Eastern SA High Rainfall Zone near Millicent. The centre is a collaboration with Landmark, GRDC, SARDI, the Mackillop group and the wider industry in the region. It currently specializes in independent germplasm and disease management evaluation and covers research funded by levy, state department, university and agribusiness.