Cotton LEADS

Stories: On the Farm
Alice Devlin and Lou Gall - Gwydir Valley, NSW, Australia

Connecting Growers with Research

“The purpose of Australia’s CottonInfo team is to connect growers with research, and to help improve on-farm practices. The regional extension officer role involves adapting research for local growers and consultants, so that they can adopt the findings.

This involves conducting on-farm trials to demonstrate local impacts and outcomes and hosting a range of workshops and field days with growers so they can talk directly to researchers. In this area, we also work really closely with the Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association, helping to ensure the findings of the grower-led trials get out to where they’re needed most: on local farms.”

– Alice Devlin, regional extension officer, CottonInfo

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