GRDC member push

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Albany port zone RCSN members inspect a subsoil drainage system during a tour to Tasmania and Victoria in February.
Camera IconAlbany port zone RCSN members inspect a subsoil drainage system during a tour to Tasmania and Victoria in February. Credit: Julianne Hill

The Grains Research and Development Corporation is keen to dig deep into the psyches of WA grain growers in the hope of shaping its future research, development and extension.

The grains body is seeking new members for its Regional Cropping Solutions Network, with growers across the State’s port zones encouraged to apply for positions.

WA RCSN co-ordinator Julianne Hill said members helped to prioritise research ideas, gave feedback to GRDC staff and Western Region Panel members and provided guidance on projects under way.

GRDC is seeking two RCSN members each for Kwinana West, Kwinana East and Geraldton, one to two from medium to low-rainfall areas in the Albany Port Zone and one for the Esperance region.

“Each RCSN group meets twice a year, usually in its port zone area, and members feed in issues that are impacting on the profitability of growers in their zone,” Ms Hill said.

“It is imperative that each member has good links within their community, are able to discuss and deliberate over issues raised within the meetings and are able to commit to attending meetings.”

Applications close on May 31. For details, go to rcsn.net.au.

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