Dear Members,

This year has seen a significant challenges for most. March saw the loss of our colleague, mentor and dear friend Dr Neil Fettell. Neil was a founding member of CWFS in 1998 and continued to be a driving force in the organisation and our industry right up until this year. The renaming of the Fettell Centre in his honour is a small gesture considering all Neil contributed.

Dry conditions continue and without any real in crop rainfall even our irrigation has been tested. The irrigated trial work is even more valuable when it is the only green field on a research site that is often judged from the road. Bare fields don’t do justice to the team effort that is intensified in drought. The effort ensures CWFS continues to respond to the needs of the membership we represent and provides value for our industry and community.

Read the full message in the CWFS 2019 Newsletter Issue Dec.