MADFIG hosts a local Drought Hub Node Lead, funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund (FDF).
There are eight Hubs across Australia and only one in WA, the South-West Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (SW WA Hub) led by the Grower Group Alliance (GGS).
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Dry Season Resources Podcast
The “Farming in the Eastern Wheatbelt” series let’s you listen and learn about projects in our region that benefit producers and communities.
The first podcast is from the WaterSmart Farming team – Dr Richard George speaks about the project and how reviewing past research can provide insights into a better future with new knowledge and technologies.
Dry Season Resources Podcast
MADFIG hosts the Drought Hub Node Lead for the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub dunded by the National Future Drought Fund. The Drought Hub is dedicated to sharing information that supports growers in preparing for, and responding to, dry seasons.
In this limited podcast series, hear from growers and industry experts on managing dry season responses, ranging from early planning to tactical decision-making as the season changes throughout the year and setting up for the following season.
Kondinin Group Drought Info Reports
The Kondinin Group Drought Info reports are a good long-term resource for farmers. A new report is released each month, check them out here.
Soil Quality eBook series
A digital soil quality book series digs up soil information and data from across Western Australia, providing real world context to some of the science underpinning management of soils, making the ebook accessible to everyone from farmers to agricultural professionals, researchers, and students.
The series, available for free from Apple Books, is published by SoilsWest – an alliance between the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Western Australian universities.
Grower Group Alliance Youtube Channel
Check out the Grower Group Allicance Youtube channel. Uploading new content each month, we recommend checking out the Grant Thompson video preparing for season 2024!
Loans to manage drought
The Regional Investment Corporation is offering Farming Enterprises lower cost loans to manage drought. Funds can be sourced for preparing, managing through and recovering from drought.
MADFIG Hub Newsletters
South-West WA Hub Newsletters
To receive project updates and details of upcoming Hub events, sign up to the Hub newsletter on the
Growers Group Alliance Drought Hub page here.
Situational analyses and priority project topics
The SW WA Hub has produced the following situational analyses for the Wheatbelt. You can view this document here.
The priority project list for the Wheatbelt can be viewed here.
Both the situational analyses and priority project topic lists are draft, ‘living’ documents. To view the documents for all four agro-ecological zones or ensure you are viewing the most current document, please visit the Growers Group Alliance Drought Hub page here.
Read monthly reports on drought and related issues prepared by Kondinin Group Researchers here.
View GRDC resources here.