Improving the value & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers.

High Rainfall Feed Wheat TrialsCBH Group has sponsored trials for high rainfall feed wheat to be done in the Esperance Port Zone in 2016 at Hopetoun/Jerdacuttup, Neridup and Condingup
Revenue will be the control variety for the trials. The trials are for commercial evaluation by CBH.

Varieties in the Esperance Port Zone trials include:
  • Manning (Bell Bros)
  • Einstein (Heritage seeds)
  • Pascal Wheat (SeedNet)
  • Wedgetail Wheat (SeedNet)
  • Forrest wheat (SeedNet)
  • Preston Wheat (SeedNet)…

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Malt Barley ProjectSEPWA was one of 17 groups in WA awarded a three year project valued at $440,000 through the Royalties for Regions Grower Group Research and Development Program, in April 2016. The major project will develop a working relationship between Asian based malting company “Intermalt” and farmers of the Esperance Port Zone.

The relationship with Intermalt (an arm of Interflour which is partly owned by CBH) will integrate market end user intelligence and…

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Fire Recovery ProjectA number of sponsors and industry representatives offered money post the November fires. They were: Interflour, AWB, PlumGrove, GIWA, Yuna Farm Improvement Group. The funds totalled almost $20,000. These have been used to run workshops and other events as needed by the recovering communities. Funds from Maggie Dent workshops were donated to Scaddan Primary School to re-build their gardens.

A report was also compiled after the fires. SEPWA…

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Fire Case Studies BookletThe three major Esperance fires on Tuesday, November 17 burnt an area of approximately 300,000ha which resulted in 4 fatalities; death of livestock (4500 sheep); plus, the losses of houses, sheds and machinery. Farmers affected immediately started to experiment with reclaiming the paddocks left bare and seed was spread for cover by air and through more conventional seeding techniques.

In the days following the tragedy, it was clear that finding…

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