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Industry-sponsored Nuffield Scholar announced

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Oct 06, 2017

Luke McKay from Kununurra, Western Australia received a Nuffield Scholarship last night at an event in Darwin. Supported by Cotton Australia and Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), Luke’s research will focus on issues relevant to tropical cotton-growing systems such as double cropping, rotation crops, irrigation methods, staff requirements, machinery requirements, and resource and environmental management.

Luke McKay

Luke is farm manager at Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), where he oversees all KAI’s cropping throughout the Ord River valley, north of Kununurra.

KAI were named as the preferred proponent for the Ord expansion in 2012, which has inspired Luke’s interest in further exploring the cropping and irrigation systems best suited to the area. This will focus on finding ...
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