Ag resilience investment

Ag resilience investment

An additional $100,000 has been invested by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board into the region’s agricultural industry groups to build resilience in primary production and respond to market opportunities in a changing climate.

Limestone Coast Landscape Board Chair Penny Schulz said the projects represented key agricultural industry groups in the Limestone Coast.

“In response to the strong interest from industry groups the Limestone Coast Landscape Board was pleased to run an additional funding round for the Adaptive Agriculture Grants,” she said.

“The information and experiences derived from these projects will help primary producers to make important decisions on production systems and changing markets.”

Ms Schulz said the Coonawarra Vignerons were excited to receive their windfall.

“The project aims to develop a process to validate and analyse the existing data for the 10 Coonawarra local weather stations to make data more accessible for interpretation of regional observations over time,” she said.

Coonawarra Vignerons executive officer Ockert Le Roux said the detailed analysis would allow trends and variability to be identified.

“The analysis will support regional change to viticultural land management practices and vignerons will be able to recognise the importance of trend analysis for future decision making,” he said.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to prepare for changing conditions.”

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