February update from Julianne Hill RCSN coordinator

Kwinana East port zone RCSN members
Kwinana East port zone RCSN members viewing the GRDC sodic soils wheat trials at DPIRDs Manjimup Research station at their recent member meeting. Photo by Julianne Hill.

It has been a very busy start to 2020 for the GRDC’s Western RCSN team, with the ‘Summer Sesh’ Open Forums held at Jurien Bay, Albany and Busselton a huge success.

A total of 128 growers and industry representatives attended the events, providing them with a chance to catch up with GRDC staff, Western Region Panel and RCSN members.

It was fantastic to see such a great turnout for each event, with participants raising a wide variety of issues.

The issues raised at the Summer Sesh events are being discussed and prioritised by RCSN members at a series of meetings during February. These will then be forwarded to GRDC for its consideration as possible research, development or extension investments.

It has been a very dry summer, but hopefully by the time you read this you will have had enough rain to fill dams to help with livestock water and spraying.

I hope you had a break over summer and have come back refreshed and ready to have a terrific 2020. Looking forward to seeing you around the traps soon!

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