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Grains Research and Development Corporation to Tour EP

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The Eyre Peninsula will be the sole focus of attention for the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) Southern Region Panel during its upcoming annual spring tour. 

Panel members and GRDC staff will meet with growers, researchers, advisers and other grains industry specialists on the tour which will begin on September 9.

The tour will involve visits to growers’ properties, research facilities, trial sites and other industry enterprises.

Panel Chair John Bennett, a Victorian grain grower says “The tour serves an important function in terms of developing a greater understanding of issues facing growers and identifying their research, development and extension (RD&E) priorities,” Mr. Bennett said.

“The visit to Eyre Peninsula will also enable us to assess the effectiveness of past and present GRDC investments in RD&E in the region as well as potential new opportunities.”

Mr. Bennett says Panel members and staff will be exposed to profitability barriers and opportunities that not only affect growers on EP, but have broader relevance across the entire southern cropping region.