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    Andrew and Rod Weidemann.

AgLife: Crop grows help for Rupanyup

A community project in Rupanyup will raise money for the town’s sporting clubs. 

Grain growers Andrew and Rodney Weidemann and BASF Australia have developed a partnership to provide support for the town. 

Weidemann Pastoral Co has designated a paddock on its property to grow barley for BASF’s inaugural ‘Community Paddock’ project. 

Throughout the season, BASF will supply its range of crop protection products suitable for use on the Community Paddock. Following harvest of the crop, the funds that would have been spent on the BASF crop protection products will go to Rupanyup Football and Netball Club.

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The Weidemann brothers have farmed at Rupanyup for more than 35 years.

Rodney said there was no hesitation in getting involved.

“During the past couple of years, COVID has made it almost impossible to raise funds, with many of our club sponsors dropping out,” he said. 

“It’s fantastic to see that BASF is willing to roll up its sleeves, work with our community and invest in matters close to our hearts. Anyone involved in a sporting club knows that a lot of hard work goes on behind-the-scenes to keep them running and ensure players come back each year. 

“These funds will help us immensely with updating training equipment, maintaining the grounds and supporting our volunteers so we can keep the Rupanyup community thriving for years to come.” 

Gavin Jackson, head of agricultural solutions for BASF in Australia and New Zealand said Rupanyup was part of the project’s inaugural phase.  

“After two years of COVID disruptions, we appreciate more than ever the importance and impact of community participation in sport, and we are excited to support the Rupanyup Football and Netball Club as a beneficiary of our inaugural Community Paddock,” he said. 

Mr Jackson said the paddock would also serve as an educational tool for barley growers to see first-hand how BASF products such as Systiva seed treatment fungicide and Voraxor herbicide performed.

BASF will share updates via its social media channels.

The entire July 27, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire July 27, 2022 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!