The National Hay Agronomy (NHA) Project aims to increase adoption of new hay varieties and agronomic practices by providing applicable research and extension to growers.
A four-year investment by AgriFutures Export Fodder Program, the project is a collaboration between growers, exporters, researchers, and scientists from across Australia.
Led by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in Western Australia, the team includes representatives from Agriculture Victoria, NSW DPI, SARDI and grower groups.
Last year, the NHA project conducted 29 field trials and a field surveillance program to identify diseases affecting oat crops across Australia’s export hay growing regions.
With most of the project’s research complete, the focus has turned to extension to ensure those in the field are equipped with the latest industry information to improve fodder quality