SEPWA Projects in the Esperance Port Zone
SEPWA is involved in various projects within the Esperance Port Zone to varying levels of involvement with different organizations and the group does have a very close association with the Esperance Department of Agriculture.
The South East Premium Wheat Growers’ Association (SEPWA) is investigating catering for the evolving demands of the Asian brewing market place through a new project that has received funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
The “Enzyme brewing – the catalyst for a new export barley market” project will build linkages and establish paths to market and generate demand for Australian barley.
Duration – June 2012 – December 2012
Is the health of farming families being put at risk with exposure to farm chemicals inside the family home? The South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) has teamed up with the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health (CUCRH) to investigate the concerns about the possible transmission of chemical residue to other farm family members. With exposure to farm chemicals one of the biggest occupational risks of farmers and their employees, the project aims to increase people's awareness about the safe handling of chemicals in order to reduce the risk of contamination to other people.
Duration - February 2011 - February 2012
This project will assist grain growers to maximise the benefit of their inputs which will improve the efficiency of production and reduce potential waste of inputs and increase water use efficiency. The project will be run over three years and focus on a range of issues including nutrition, lime, gypsum, radiometrics and more.
The project will be run across the south coast from Esperance to Albany and involve other grower groups including Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN), Fitzgerald Biosphere Group (FBG) and the South Stirlings Pallinup Group.
The Agronomy Jigsaw project is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation with support from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA.
Duration: July 2009 - June 2012