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Klepper, K., Cox, H., Dowling, C. and White, J. (2017) Utilising learning theory to focus nutrition extension activity. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 13 (2). pp. 112-116.

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The More Profit from Crop Nutrition (MPCN) initiative (2012-2015) involved 35 nutrition research projects and three extension projects. These projects created and delivered both strategic and tactical soil fertility and plant nutrition knowledge. Strategic activities involve decisions made well ahead of time focussing on long-term profitability and sustainability. Tactical activities focus on short-term, in-season goals that guarantee current production (and support strategic goals). To address both these goals, an effective extension program requires extensive market research, comprehensive planning to contextualise what is being delivered and flexible multi-faceted delivery mechanisms over time. This paper reports on learnings from the MPCN northern region extension project, which engaged with over 7000 researchers, growers, advisors and industry representatives. The project achieved knowledge transfer and practice change by aligning information delivery of the right type, to the right people, at the right time, and in the right way.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education > Agricultural extension work
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
Plant culture > Food crops
Live Archive:12 Jan 2018 04:40
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:51

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