Grain project funds
Three projects have been earmarked for funding through the Council of Grain Grower Organisations’ latest grants.
The CSIRO, Dr David Bowran and Kojonup grower group Southern Dirt received $49,044, $27,500 and $30,000 from the organisation respectively, after being selected from 31 applicants.
The CSIRO plans to analyse the downfall of aphids through naturally occurring fungi through a one-year research project.
Mr Bowran plans to evaluate high-vigour reduced tillering wheat over two years, collaborating with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Australian Grain Technologies.
Southern Dirt will use its funding for a one-year summer cropping program focused on improving cereal yields.
COGGO chairman Chris Wilkins said each round strived to “assign funds to the most valuable of research projects to the industry”. Research is funded by COGGO members, who contribute 0.5 per cent of their net farm-gate returns.