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The Ag Bureau of SA has a long and proud history of managing projects that benefit members (SA primary producers) from State to local level.

Funding is provided by the Australian Government and the Government of South Australia.

Ag Bureau funds (including the Bureau Project Fund) have also been used to resource branch projects.

Current Projects

25th Anniversary Landcare Grants
Laura SA – Improved soil cover, biodiversity and weed management
Laura Agricultural Bureau

Precision pasture management
Monarto Agricultural Bureau

Point Pass Soil Constraints Investigation
Point Pass Agricultural Bureau

Innovative and cost effective solutions to the treatment of soil acidity in the North-Western agricultural areas of the SAMDB NRM region
Agricultural Bureau of SA

Caring for our Country
30/8/2013 - 31/3/2015

Improved soil management and productivity in the Mid North ($53,460)
Halbury Whitwarta Agricultural Bureau

Innovative sustainable land management at Stockport ($49,390)
Stockport Agricultural Bureau

Recently Completed Projects

Improving claying practice through addition of organic matter ($54,340)
Sherwood Precision Management Systems Group

Increased awareness of the role of soil organic carbon in soil health and the constraint that bleached subsoils have on agricultural production.

Ongoing effects of soil modification using clay ($53,570)
Karoonda and Districts Agricultural Bureau

One hundred land managers have improved their knowledge and skills in managing natural resources to deliver ecosystem services. Thirty individuals engaged in NRM activities.

Improving surface soil depth and subsoil conditions of soils ($45,540)
Lochaber Agricultural Bureau

Twenty land managers improved their knowledge and skills in relation to soil management and improving soil health.

Increasing productivity on clayed sands ($54,780)
Southern Mallee Agricultural Bureau

Sixty land managers improved their knowledge and skills by addressing the issues experienced by some farmers in areas where eroding sandy soils did not improve after having clay added to them.

Improving soil structure in hard setting soils of Eastern Eyre Peninsula ($44,990)
Crossville Agricultural Bureau

Increased awareness of the constraints imposed by poorly structured subsoil layers impacting on crop yield. Modifying these constraining layers and the addition of soil conditioners are increasingly seen as tools for improving production.

State NRM Community Grants
30/9/2013 - 30/9/2014

Initiating claying sands Dublin to Pinery
Mallala Agricultural Bureau

Improving water repellent sandy soils near Coomandook
Coomandook Agricultural Bureau

Innovation Grant
1/2/2014 - 31/3/2016

Innovative and cost-effective solutions to the treatment of acid soils in SA ($414,990)

Project update

State NRM Community Grant projects undertaken directly by incorporated branches:
·    Angaston – Barossa producer groups sustainable pasture challenge paddocks
·    Koonunga –Improving poor soil health in North Barossa vineyards
·    Monarto –Pasture improvement and no-till interface

Download Stock Journal article 21 May 2015

Download details of current projects

Past Projects

Trialing Claying in the Stockport District

Claying in the Avon to Halbury District

Sandy Soils & Soil Modification

Soil Carbon

Soil Acidity

Soil Sodicity

Precision Agriculture

Resilient Farming & Risk Management

Cost of Production Tool

Bureau Project Fund Projects

If there's a project that you can't find here, please email to see if we can help.

Agricultural Bureau of South Australia

C/- Rural Business Support
555 The Parade
Magill SA 5072


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F: +61 8 8364 2574

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