Coastal Plains Research Farm field walk

Fri 13 May 2022, 9-10.30am Darwin time

Join the staff of the NT Government Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (DITT)-run Coastal Plains Research Farm for a walk through some of the CRC-backed crop trials being conducted on site.

These include the:

• Agave variety trial;
• Jackfruit trellised and high-density trial;
• Rambutan high-density trial;
• Vegetable IPM trial; and
• Native rice trial.

The Native rice trial is part of a four-year CRC project to commercialise native rice for the benefit of Indigenous enterprise. It involves researchers at Charles Darwin University, NT DITT and Queensland University of Technology with industry partners Pudakul, Olive Vale and Canada-based Myera Group.

The CPRF field walk will be followed by coffee and networking.

Key details and registration

The walk is scheduled for Friday 13 May 2022 from 9am-10:30am, NT time (30 minutes behind AEST).

The location is the Coastal Plains Research Farm, 350 Anzac Parade, Middle Point, Northern Territory. View on Google map.

For catering purposes, the organisers ask that all prospective attendees RSVP in advance to:

Commonwealth Government-backed CRC trials

These trials are supported by the Australian Government’s CRC Programs under the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) and Department of Innovation, Industry and Science (DIIS), which support industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community, and by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE)’s Future Drought Fund.

Other partners and collaborators include the Future Food Systems CRC; the CRC for Developing Northern Australia; the NT Government, Queensland Government and WA DPIRD; Charles Darwin University, Edith Cowan University and Central Queensland University; NT Farmers; and GrowCom.

Lead image: Left to right – Alan Niscioli (NT DITT) and Sonam Adhikari Rana (CDU) hand-collecting native rice late in the 2021 season on Beatrice Hill Research Farm, Adelaide River, NT. Credit: Penny Wurm