Grains Research and Development

Date: 14.07.2015

Online Farm Trials project

Author: Sharon Watt

The Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) Online Farm Trials project is bringing national grains research data and information directly to growers and the grain industry through innovative online technology. Led by Federation University Australia, Ballarat, the collaboration is establishing a web-portal of trial research data, reports and other information from grains research groups and industry organisations, so growers can access, download, share and act upon grains industry R&D.

Several research groups have commenced contributing trial data and utilising the technology, including Liebe Group (Western Australia), Riverine Plains (NSW), Northern Growers Alliance (Queensland), Southern Farming Systems, Birchip Cropping Group (Victoria) and the Ag Excellence Alliance (South Australia).

Victorian Grower Group Alliance (VGGA) is also collaborating on the project and is recruiting a coordinator to help manage Online Farm Trials participation. The coordinator will plan and facilitate member support activities, manage implementation of external and member-funded projects and strengthen linkages between VGGA members and external stakeholders. A detailed role profile is available from Tony Kent, Interim Coordinator at tonykent@taskadvisor.com.au or 0418 101788 or from David Wolfenden, Victorian Grower Group Independent Chair 0427 018 413.

To learn more about the Online Farm Trials website to learn more about the project and how trial information is being shared or contact Robert Milne from Federation University Australia.

For further information

Robert Milne, Federation University
r.milne@federation.edu.au
03 5327 9488

Contact

Patrick McClelland, Porter Novelli
0409 499 419

GRDC Project Code UB00003, VGA00001

Region South