SAGIT funding applications open

SAGIT funding applications open

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SAGIT chairman Max Young says any individual, research organisation or grower group with a relevant project is encouraged to apply for SAGIT project funding.

SAGIT chairman Max Young says any individual, research organisation or grower group with a relevant project is encouraged to apply for SAGIT project funding.

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THE South Australian Grain Industry Trust is now accepting applications for its 2021 project funding grants.

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THE South Australian Grain Industry Trust is now accepting applications for its 2021 project funding grants.

SAGIT chairman Max Young said any individual, research organisation or grower group with a relevant project was encouraged to apply.

"We are always keen to receive applications from any individual or research group with a plan to help improve the state's grain industry," he said.

"This call for applications offers researchers the chance to enhance the productivity and resilience of our cropping sector."

SAGIT invests an average of $1.8 million a year to support research that specifically benefits the SA grain industry, with funds raised from a voluntary contribution from SA growers of 30 cents a tonne of grain delivered.

"The voluntary SAGIT levy is very well accepted by SA growers," Mr Young said.

"Local producers clearly see the importance of research that is specific to local needs and growing conditions."

Past research projects have provided valuable insights in areas as diverse as time of sowing in various districts, optimising on-farm grain storage for SA conditions and quantifying the cost-benefit of new harvest weed seed control equipment.

New funding applications must be received by Friday, February 5 to be considered.

The SAGIT team will review submitted applications during February and early March and applicants will be notified of the results in late March.

Details: Application guidelines and forms can be found at www.sagit.com.au/applyforfunding/

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