Sugar research land bought
SRA will have a new research farm in the Southern growing region with the purchase of a new property at Welcome Creek.
This will see SRA able to focus its research activities to one site and will allow the transition from the previous research facility at Ashfield Rd at Kalkie.
In 2016, SRA sold its land at Ashfield Road, which was a vital step in ensuring that SRA was able to continue to provide ongoing research, development and adoption services for the Southern growing region.
“The land at Ashfield Road was sold as it has become increasingly difficult to fully utilise the site for research purposes due to its close proximity to nearby residential encroachment, with increasing complaints from the neighbours about dust, noise and the use of agricultural chemicals,” SRA chief executive officer Neil Fisher said.
“This new site is away from urban encroachment and will mean that SRA can efficiently resume research.”
RESEARCH PROJECT: SRA has bought a new block to further develop their sugar industry study.