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

Value Added Pulses

Ends June 30, 2019

This study is to investigate further processing and packaging of Esperance pulses for export in containers.

Esperance Quality Grains (EQG) has been successfully exporting containerised pulses since May last year. In 12 months, more than 600 containers have been shipped direct from Esperance, comprising over 7,000 tonnes of cleaned and graded pulses. For Esperance growers, this has provided the opportunity to continue to increase…

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Snail Mitigation ProjectProject timeline from June 2018 - July 2020

This project is funded through the Western Australian Agricultural Authority and is focussed on practise change resulting in decreased snail contamination of grain delivered to the bulk handling system.

Working alongside the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), camera images of snail activity will provide advice in real time, including the best time to bait snails and the…

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Bagging Grain Profits - Technical assessments of the use of silo bags in the WA supply chainProject Timelines:   November 20-17 – April 2019

While grain bags have been in use in storage and handling across Australia for some time there has been no formal studies of the potential effects on grain quality for their use. To date there has been anecdotal finger pointing at grain bag use for some quality issues however this has not been qualified by any formal research activity. This project will fill this void of technical…

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Optimising timing and rate of nitrogen applications in waterlogging conditionsProject Timelines:  February 2018 - February 2020

As cropping systems have intensified there has been an increased reliance on nitrogen (N) fertiliser, now constituting the single largest variable cost for most grain growers. The challenge for growers is supplying the right amount of N at the right time and place to meet crop demand and optimise yield and quality, without over supplying N and reducing profit.
When oxygen supply diminishes…

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