A 2022 federal government Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum was held online recently, showcasing many drought-related activities and innovations from across the country.
The SA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub opened its doors at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus to host an interactive viewing of the livestreamed national forum, while also featuring in the forum, with some of the people and partners behind the new SA Drought Hub introduced.
A local bus tour was also held as part of forum activities, and included visits to:
- EzyBale at Freeling, where hay and fodder production and storage within a drought context were explained;
- Turretfield Research Centre (operated by SARDI), where improving drought resilience of sheep production systems by increasing ewe and ram fertility and weaning rates were outlined; and
- Pindarie at Gomersal, where drought resilience benefits to soils and wine grape production from the use of mulches and composts in vineyards were on display.
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