Media Releases


Tuesday December 1, 2015
Apply now for grain research projects funding

Applications are open for the South Australian Grain Industry Trust’s 2016 round of funding. SAGIT provides money for research and extension that connects science with real-life farming practices to benefit South Australian growers. Chairman Michael Treloar said the organisation prided itself on its ability to connect leading-edge scientific research with practice change growers could understand and implement.


Tuesday October 27, 2015
New SAGIT deed signed at Parliament House

Grain Producers SA and Minister for Agriculture Leon Bignell have today signed a new agreement to govern grower‐funded research and development in the state for the South Australian Grain Industry Trust. The original SAGIT deed was first signed when the trust was established nearly 25 years ago.


Tuesday September 8, 2015
Seed to Store YouTube clip winners promote grain industry

Grains day at The Royal Adelaide Show celebrated this year’s winners of the Seed to Store – The Story of Australian Grain YouTube Clip Competition.

The competition, in its second year, asked school students and community members from across Australia to create a one-minute YouTube clip. The clips were aimed to highlight the processes, innovation and people involved in the Australian grains industry – from seed in the ground to food in a store.


Thursday June 25, 2015
Growers synchronise seeding in 16th annual Hart Field Site Group trial (Stock Journal column)

For the first time in several years, three local growers coordinated their seeding of the Hart Field Site Group cropping systems trial this year. The trial, which is designed to compare the long-term effects of different seeding systems and nitrogen fertilisation and is part-funded by the South Australian Grain Industry Trust, was sown by growers Matt Dare, Tom Robinson and Michael Jaeschke earlier this month.

Thursday June 5, 2015
Inaugural Peter Waite Scholarship recipient takes to the skies

Using drones to capture high resolution images of trial sites to enable breeders to analyse plant characteristics will be the focus of a new research project at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus – thanks to the Peter Waite Centenary Scholarship for Excellence in Agriculture.

Thursday May 19, 2015
X-ray technology to better analyse crop health (Stock Journal column)

A lengthy turnaround for analysing nutrition of plant samples could soon be a thing of the past thanks to new technology currently being researched by the University of Adelaide. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology is being investigated as a potential new testing tool by Dr Sean Mason through a South Australian Grain Industry Trust-funded project.

Thursday April 30, 2015
Comprehensive study investigates control of problem weed silverleaf nightshade (Stock Journal column)

A comprehensive range of techniques including herbicides and simulated thunderstorms and dust are being investigated as part of a research study into silverleaf nightshade in South Australia. PIRSA researcher Dr John Heap has established large-scale field trials near Port Pirie and Keith as well as smaller plot trials near Adelaide to investigate ways of controlling the noxious weed and providing more information to farmers.

Thursday April 30, 2015
New research project funding to look at farm profitability

The profitability of farming solutions is a key theme in the projects to be funded by the South Australian Grain Industry Trust for 2015-16. SAGIT has announced its 2015 round of research projects, investing a total of $2.19 million into 15 projects designed to address issues faced by South Australian farmers.

Thursday March 19, 2015
Farmer feedback needed on microwave control of snails project  (Stock Journal column)

Farmers are being invited to provide feedback into an innovative study looking at using microwave energy to kill snails. As part of a South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) funded research project, Dr Michael Nash, senior grains researcher with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), is interested in hearing from farmers on whether they would prefer a broad spray-style treatment or a targeted spot-treatment approach to handling snail populations on their farms.

Thursday February 12, 2015
Innovative H‐Sensor gives growers the upper hand in weed management (Stock Journal column)

The South Australian Grain Industry Trust is funding research into an innovative new weed identification and mapping system that could help growers pinpoint weeds in‐paddock for site specific control.

Tuesday February 3, 2015
Deadline nears for SAGIT 2015 research project call

The South Australian Grain Industry Trust is reminding researchers, farming systems group and growers that the 2015 call for research projects closes Friday February 6 2015.

Tuesday January 13, 2015
SAGIT starts 2015 with new chairman and call for trustees 

Cummins grain grower Michael Treloar has stepped into the role of chairman of the South Australian Grain Industry Trust as the organisation enters its 24th year funding research solutions specific to the state’s growers.

Wednesday July 16, 2014
SAGIT funds support for Beet Western Yellows Virus research

THE South Australian Grain Industry Trust will support research on behalf of growers this season into Beet Western Yellows Virus, which is likely to cause significant yield losses in some canola crops.

Thursday June 19, 2014
New innovative grains research project funded for SA growers

Microwave control of snails, educating school students about careers in grain, and technology to identify and map weed populations are just some of the innovative and cutting-edge projects to be funded by the South Australian Grain Industry Trust for 2014-15.


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