The eXtension Australian partnership between the Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries entered into a partnership in late 2013. The partnership is jointly developing pilot learning networks in the areas of Field Crop Diseases and Crop Nutrition.
Both learning networks are providing resources from public and private Research, Development and Extension specialists as well as a forum for the exchange of ideas between specialists, industry organizations, advisers and growers. eXtensionAUS is unlike any other information-based website. It is a network of people working together to provide well-researched information. It helps solve real-life problems in real time via web articles, social media and Ask an Expert information exchange. eXtension has been providing expertise and the technology infrastructure for their pilot. A public launching of their www.extensionaus.com.au pilot learning networks is taking place as you read this update. Check them out.