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WA Government welcomes Federal research funds

The WA Government has welcomed the announcement of $8.3 million in Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) funding towards research projects to support farm productivity over the next five years.

The WA Government will co-fund a $3.5 million soil amelioration project, to be led by the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (WA DPIRD) in collaboration with Curtin University, Murdoch University, CSIRO and industry.

A project led by The University of Western Australia will focus on fertiliser requirements in soil, while CSIRO will lead a soil sampling project aimed at boosting the accuracy of soil samples.

The new funding announcement comes as the WA Government continues negotiations with the GRDC for a long-term funding agreement for WA grain research that will deliver the best possible outcome for WA farmers.

WA Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan also congratulated DPIRD senior research officer Mark Seymour, who took out the GRDC Seed of Light award for the western region in recognition of his long-standing work in research and agronomy in WA.

Source: WA Government

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