Research

Southern Dirt Inc. (SD) is a not-for-profit agricultural research and extension organisation led by farmers from the South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt areas of Western Australia. Recognised as a credible independent and innovative organisation, our research and communication activities provide evidence, support and tools for improving farm management practices and profitability in the region.

We aid farmers in the adoption of new agronomic technologies and farming practices; and continue to help farmers make decisions, develop risk management strategies, increase profits and operate sustainable farming operations.

Southern Dirt undertakes designs and manages trial work, soil sampling and grain analysis which aid our region by accessing a range of funding from organisations such as GRDC, DAFWA and Universities. As a not for profit we are reliant on this funding for our ongoing research.

As an independent service to our members we also provide trial design and data collection services for farmers wanting to undertake their own trials in a more scientific manner. Please contact Emma Russell on projects@southerndirt.com.au for more information.