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.
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
1/2/2014 - 31/3/2016
Innovative and cost-effective solutions to the treatment of acid soils in SA ($414,990)
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
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