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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Non-wetting soils in the Esperance Port Zone

As part of the GRDC’s investment in helping farmers manage non wetting soils across WA, SEPWA is assisting DAFWA in a five year project examining the amelioration of non-wetting soils in the Esperance port zone.

The aim of the project is to empower growers to identify their water repellent soils and provide knowledge of possible management options that best suits individual paddocks. SEPWA will be involved with DAFWA staff to assist in the…

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