Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, New South Wales, Australia
Data Center Description
Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute is NSW Agriculture's Centre of Excellence for Southern Farming Systems and Viticulture
The Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute (WWAI) has a long and distinguished history in agricultural research. It was established as the Wagga Wagga Experimental Farm in 1892. The Centre is dedicated to improving the profitability and sustainability of agriculture in NSW through industry driven research, extension and regulatory services. It focuses on cropping and pasture systems in southern NSW and the State's expanding viticultural industry.
WWAI occupies 1000 ha, 10km north-west of Wagga Wagga. It has an associated research station of 700 ha at Temora and is linked through NSW Agriculture's key industry programs to research activities at Armidale, Camden, Condobolin, Cowra, Deniliquin, Glen Innes, Orange, Tamworth, Trangie and Yanco.
WWAI is also linked to an extensive network of advisory, education and regulatory services across southern NSW. These services are designed to ensure effective two-way communication with the farming community and also that research information reaches the Department's clients. The Institute's key objective is to help farmers become leaders in operating economically and environmentally sustainable agricultural systems. Staff specialise in cereal, oilseed and pulse crop improvement, pasture production, viticulture, soil management, animal nutrition and weed, disease, pest and insect management. Economists, biometricians and analytical chemists support the biological disciplines.