Research & Extension
Partnering with a range of leading research and extension organisations.
Led by Farmlink
2018 – 2020
The GRDC Northern Pulse Check project sought to support and develop strong profitable pulse production systems across the GRDC Northern Region by engaging with grower, researcher, and industry stakeholders to encourage greater sharing of information through a range of pulse related extension and communications activities.
Discussion groups established through the project allowed growers, advisors and researchers to identify the challenges and opportunities of pulse crops in the rotation.
The Riverine Plains Inc Northern Pulse Check group has met two to three times each growing season since its establishment to discuss various aspects of the pulse value chain. Meetings were facilitated by Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc, with guest presenters having included marketers, technical specialists, researchers, pulse growers and industry experts.
Project Partners include: FarmLink, Pulse Australia; Heuston Agronomy Services, Central West Farming Systems, Local Land Services, Irrigated Cropping Council, Irrigation Research and Extension Committee, Southern Growers.
As part of the project, a case study with Roy Hamilton, who runs a family mixed farming operation at Rand with his wife Leanne, his son Sandy and daughter-in-law Sara, was produced. To download the case study, please click here.
A podcast from the GRDC Northern Pulse Check series was also produced, with Riverine Plains Project Officer, Kate Coffey, speaking to northern region farmers about the issues associated with sowing high rates of large-sized faba beans. To listen, click the play button below.
For more information please contact Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains, on 03 5744 1713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org