The Grain Storage Extension Project is funded by the GRDC to provide information and training for growers to use best practice for on-farm grain storage.
The project provides a stored grain information hub and equips growers with the skills and knowledge to enable best management practices of on-farm grain storage. Some exciting new resources developed under the current project are the StoredGrain App for smart phones, the development of a Grain Storage GrowNote and the addition of eXtensionAUS Community of Practice.
Development Agronomist Philip Burrill continues as the key contact for the northern region.
Philip conducts workshops and acts as a conduit to ensure research outcomes are passed from the testing laboratories to the growers in the field.
Based in the south, private consultant Peter Botta travels the region conducting practical, on-farm workshops and seminars to growers and advisors.
Peter brings a wealth of experience to the team and has a passion for developing knowledge and understanding to enable practice change.
Ben White partners with the Grains Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) to deliver on-farm workshops and information sessions in the western region. Drawing on many years’ experience working for the Kondinin Group, Ben is a familiar face to many growers in the west and brings a fresh approach to best practices in on farm storage.
As well as coordinating the team, consultant Chris Warrick adds an economics component the on-farm storage resources. Chris also equips growers with the tools to make informed and strategic business decisions around on-farm grain storage.
For more information on the grain storage extension project or to arrange a workshop in your area contact a member of the team.
- National Hotline 1800 weevil (1800 933 845)
- QLD and northern NSW, Philip Burrill firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southern NSW, VIC, SA and TAS, Peter Botta email@example.com
- WA, Ben White firstname.lastname@example.org
- Project coordinator Chris Warrick email@example.com
Grains Research & Development Corporation
Address: PO Box 5367, Kingston, ACT 2604 AUSTRALIA
Phone: (02) 6166 4500
Fax: (02) 6166 4599