Producers from across the South West gathered at the Manjimup Horticulture Research Institute for an enlightening workshop earlier this month covering horticulture, pasture and livestock. The latest research outcomes and insights relating to precision agriculture technology and water management were made available at the event from some of industry’s most knowledgeable individuals. The event was run by the South West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub and supported by the Southern Forests Food Council and the South West Catchments Council. Guest speakers included Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Richard Fennessy on the adoption of biodegradable mulch technology, Stirlings to Coast Farmers’ Phil Honey on analysing the role of new technology in on-farm decision making, the University of Western Australia’s Bonny Stutsel on WaterSmart Dams, Curtin University’s Julia Easton on on-farm water demand for the South West, and more. The free face-to-face event generated some in-depth discussions between producers and the industry professionals in attendance with most attendees valuing the networking opportunity and interactive sessions, including the paddock walk and panel discussion.