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Competition Winner


Media Statement

Winner – Council of Grain Grower Organisations
The Council of Grain Grower Organisations (COGGO) is pleased to announce that Ashley Smith of Preston Farm Northam is the winner of the iPad and copy of the Snapcard smart phone application, which was the prize from this year’s Dowerin Field Days competition.

Snapcard is a new smartphone App designed to help broadacre farmers maximise pesticide spray efficiency. This new tool was developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) with funding from the COGGO Research and Development Fund.

The free App to enable growers to predict spray coverage based on weather conditions and spray settings is available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. SnapCard can be downloaded from Apple iTunes or the Google Play app stores. More information is available from

Mr Wilkins said “COGGO is a public company with members who are forward thinking Western Australian grain growers.” He said “The Company is a funder of innovative Research and Development projects that benefit the grain industry and improve the profitability of grain growers in Western Australia”. Snapcard is one of the many successful R&D projects supported by COGGO’s $1 million investment over the last two years. Hugh said “COGGO invested in projects that could provide benefits specifically for Western Australian grain growers.” Currently 30 new project proposals are being assessed for suitability for funding from an additional $600,000 that is being provided in 2015.

All WA grain growers are eligible to become members of COGGO.
Further information on this exciting producer based company is available from the Company Secretary COGGO Ltd Mr Hugh Lennerts at email or by phoning 08 9310 2636.
Media Contacts:
Company Secretary COGGO Limited
Phone: (08) 9310 2636
Fax: (08) 6102 3757

Chris Wilkins
Chair COGGO Limited
Phone: 0427 940 925

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