Research statistical training on offer on EP

Author: | Date: 12 Oct 2018

image of Reza Barekatain
SARDI researcher Reza Barekatain (seated) earlier this year participated in SAGI South statistics workshops. He is pictured with trainers Sharon Nielsen (left), Sam Rogers and Wendy Li. Photo: GRDC

Grains researchers and agronomists on Eyre Peninsula are being offered statistical skills training support, thanks to the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry (SAGI) program.

Workshops aimed at upgrading the research statistical skills of grains industry practitioners will be held in Port Lincoln from October 22 to 25.

The practical, interactive workshops are designed to foster widespread adoption of efficient and consistent statistical methods in agronomic research and practice to ultimately better inform growers’ decision making.

The GRDC earlier this year launched phase three of its SAGI initiative, involving the creation of four nodes (three regional and one national) to deliver high quality statistical science to underpin the scientific rigour of hundreds of research investments.

SAGI South is being led by the University of Adelaide, with co-investment from the University and the South Australian Research and Development Institute, a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA. The SAGI South team is based at the Biometry Hub at the University’s Waite campus.

The SAGI South team will present the Port Lincoln workshops which comprise: W0 (one day) which is an introduction to “R”, a leading and open-source software which gives participants a common language for design, analysis and reporting; W1 (one-day) which is an introduction to experimental designs; and W2 (two days) which is an introduction to analysis of agronomic experiments.

More information about the workshops is available by emailing, or visit

Contact Details

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Sharon Nielsen, University of Adelaide
0411 017865


Sharon Watt, GRDC
0409 675100

GRDC Project code: UA00164