Innovative agricultural suppliers are being called on to submit their outstanding farming technology, known as AgTech, for inclusion in two newly established agriculture demonstration sites in the Barossa and further afield.
The research farms located at Nuriootpa and Turretfield are expected to showcase technology in viticulture, cropping and livestock.
They join AgTech demonstration sites already earmarked by the state government in the South East, Riverland and the Eyre Peninsula.
Chiefly, the AgTech plan is to save farmers money, increase their profitability, productivity and improve their sustainability, says Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham.
"However, we know that primary producers need to see and experience the benefits of AgTech for themselves," he shared.
"For Nuriootpa, we're looking for AgTech that will support management decisions and activities relevant to the viticulture production systems of the Barossa and surrounding areas, including the Clare and Eden valleys."
"At Turretfield, which is a research centre focused on broadacre cropping and livestock, we're seeking AgTech solutions that target the typical production systems of the surrounding 'Lower North' cereal and livestock zone."
Suppliers of innovative agricultural technologies are now invited to share what difference their products makes for South Australian producers to showcase in the Barossa.
"Farmers and growers will be able to attend the AgTech demonstration sites around the state to experience AgTech solutions on a working farm, once it is safe to do so within COVID-19 regulations," Basham added.
Expressions of interest for innovative suppliers are now open for the AgTech demonstration sites at Nuriootpa, Turretfield, Minnipa, Loxton, and Struan-Kybybolite.
For more details and to apply, visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/agtech-eoi.