Over the past couple of years, Farmanco has been involved in several projects funded by third parties, that usually run in conjunction with our clients and grower groups.
We are seeking further project work, and have several proposals under consideration. We provide regular updates on these proposals and current projects through Farmanco Facts, and via our podcasts.You can tune into the podcasts through the Farmanco App, on both iOS and Android.
To look at ideas and funding sources, Farmanco has formed a Project Committee. We would appreciate input from our clients and the wider agricultural community, and so if you have suggestions or would like input into any future projects, please let us know.
When considering potential projects, think about whether –
- The idea is new or innovative?
- We don’t want to rehash work that’s been done before.
- It it will benefit Australian farming businesses?
- We’re looking for projects that will provide a commercial benefit to Australian farm businesses, not only our clients.
- It will grow the knowledge-base for Farmanco consultants and our clients?
- We also want our consultants and clients to remain at the ‘cutting edge’ of agricultural knowledge.
Some of the projects we’ve been involved in over the past few months include:
- The profitable integration of cropping and livestock enterprises.
- The Return on Investment (ROI) of Using Drones, soon to be completed
- This project involves a thorough cost/benefit analysis of the use of drones in broadacre cropping
- The ROI case of using eID tags, soon to be completed.
- The idea behind this project is to assess the potential benefits in using eID tags.
- The Nematode Project – begins in March.
- This project will research the extent of RLN throughout the grain growing regions of WA and the options to address.
- Ongoing Crop Sequencing Workshops.
- A series of extension workshops being conducted in conjunction with grower groups, as part of a larger project on the demonstration of legume crops for reliable profitability in the western region.
- ‘Applying Technology Solutions for Improved Frost Detection, Diagnostics and Precision Management Decisions’, which is due to finish early in 2019.
- This project uses historical data to identify frost prone areas, and then uses ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) sensors to alert for potential weather events (lined to frost) in those areas.
- Boer Goat tour of South Africa, April-May 2019
- Through this study tour, a group of Australian goat producers will learn firsthand from commercially focused South African goat meat industry leaders, strategies for improving performance through increased production and profitability.
- There’s still time to register your interest by contacting Tim Haines firstname.lastname@example.org or 0437 816 924.
Please, we’d love to hear from you. Contact one of our Project Committee members, whose details are below:
- Mae Connelly (Grain Marketing Consultant, WA) email@example.com
- Stacey Bell (Project Officer, WA) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Blake O’Meagher (Precision Agronomists / Agronomist, WA) email@example.com
- Tim Haines (Management Consultant, NSW) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keith Symondson (CEO) on email@example.com