We are at HMFD!

Riverine Plains Inc are at the Henty Machinery Field Days!

This year, we are in the Baker Seed Co tent, which is located alongside the agronomy plots, at the southern end of the HMFD site on 3rd Farm Avenue.

We also have a HMFD special, with all new members signing up over the course of the field days receiving 15 months membership for the price of 12! Drop in for a chat with our staff or a committee member to find out more about the available membership options.

Hope to see you there.

Interested in Lentils & Chickpeas? Join our new Pulse Check discussion group.

Expressions of Interest for Pulse Check Groups

Southern Pulse Extension Project

Riverine Plains Inc seeking Expressions of Interest for a regional Pulse Check Group as part of the GRDC Southern Pulse Extension Project.

The GRDC Southern Pulse Extension project, delivered by a consortium of organisations involved in the pulse industry across GRDC’s Southern region, provides a collaborative opportunity to increase the knowledge of growers and advisers on sustainable pulse production, improving the Southern Region’s capacity to maximise future growth and profitability opportunities.

Riverine Plains Inc will form a Pulse Check discussion group which will meet 3-4 times annually for the duration of the project (2017-2019). Paddock walks and discussions will focus on the practical aspects of pulse production, management and marketing in this region.

The first Pulse Check group meeting is planned for later this year, prior to harvest, and will cover issues associated with the lead-up to harvest, as well as paddock selection for next year and hands on activities in current season pulse crops.

Pulse Check Groups will be facilitated by local representatives with access to national technical expertise.  Groups will be comprised of a minimum of 12 growers and 3 advisers.  Prior experience in growing pulses is not required as the purpose of the group is to increase regional knowledge and capacity in pulse production.

If you would like to be involved in the Riverine Plains Inc Pulse Check discussion group (North east Victoria/Southern NSW), please contact Michelle Pardy, Riverine Plains Inc Pulse Check Group Facilitator,  on 03 5744 1713 or email michelle@riverineplains.org.au by October 2nd, 2017.

Spring Field Day to highlight local Research, Cereal Agronomy

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Spring Field Day to highlight local Research, Cereal Agronomy

Grain growers are invited to the Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia joint Spring Field Day, to be held at the Riverine Research Centre, near Yarrawonga, on Thursday 28 September, 2017.

FAR Australia Managing Director, Nick Poole, said that while the day had a cereal agronomy focus, it was also about providing local growers and advisors with an opportunity to view the range of small plot research trials hosted at the site.

“Our research at the Riverine Research Centre includes agronomy for early-sown dual-purpose wheats, fungicide and nitrogen agronomy in barley, as well as nitrogen research in wheat, so the day’s focus will be on viewing these and other trials, as well as on hearing special presentations by guest speakers” said Nick.

“One of the feature presentations will be made by Dr Fran Lopez, from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, who will discuss the current resistance status of several important fungal diseases, as well as practical management tools to aid control in the field” he said.

“The potential for crop damage as a result of spring frost also weighs heavily on the minds of growers at this time of year, and given the Riverine Research Centre is host to several frost trials, we will be discussing the links between frost risk and sowing date, nitrogen timing and canopy structure” Nick added.

Growers and advisors will also have the opportunity to view the dual purpose cereal research plots, sown as part of a La Trobe University project examining sowing dates, plant populations, nitrogen timing and grazing.

Lee Menhenett, from Incitec Pivot will speak about fertiliser practice in the region over the past 5 years while Dr Cassandra Schefe will present results from Riverine Plains Inc’s 2016 research into nitrogen application and NDVI technology.

The Spring Field Day will run from 9:30am – 1:30 pm on 28 September at the Riverine Research Centre, Forges Road (south of the Katamatite-Yarrawonga Road), Burramine, Victoria. Morning tea and a BBQ lunch will be provided

The Riverine Research Centre is a partnership between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia.

For more information please contact Fiona Hart at info@riverineplains.com.au, on (03) 5744 1713, visit www.riverineplains.org.au or download the RPI & FAR Spring Field Day Flyer 2017.

Riverine Plains Inc is an independent farming systems group specialising in farmer driven research and extension across north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. For more information, or to become a member, please visit www.riverineplains.org.au.

Spring Field Day – 28 September at Burramine

Spring Field Day to highlight local Research, Cereal Agronomy

Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia invites grain growers to join us for our Spring Field Day, to be held at the Riverine Research Centre, near Yarrawonga, on Thursday 28 September, 2017.

The day will have a cereal agronomy focus and also provides local growers and advisors with an opportunity to view the significant range of small plot research trials hosted at the site.

Research trials at the Riverine Research Centre include agronomy for early-sown dual-purpose wheats, fungicide and nitrogen agronomy in barley, as well as nitrogen research in wheat, so the day’s focus will be on viewing these and other trials, as well as on hearing special presentations by guest speakers

One of the feature presentations will be made by Dr Fran Lopez, from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, who will discuss the current resistance status of several important fungal diseases, as well as practical management tools to aid control in the field.

The Riverine Research Centre is host to several frost trials, so the links between frost risk and sowing date, nitrogen timing and canopy structure will be also be a key discussion.

Growers and advisors will also have the opportunity to view the dual purpose cereal research plots, sown as part of a La Trobe University project examining sowing dates, plant populations, nitrogen timing and grazing.

Other speakers include Lee Menhenett, from Incitec Pivot, who will speak about fertiliser practice in the region over the past 5 years while Dr Cassandra Schefe will present results from Riverine Plains Inc’s 2016 research into nitrogen application and NDVI technology.

The Spring Field Day will run from 9:30am – 1:30 pm on 28 September at the Riverine Research Centre, Forges Road (south of the Katamatite-Yarrawonga Road), Burramine, Victoria. Morning tea and a BBQ lunch will be provided

The Riverine Research Centre is a partnership between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia.

For more information please download the RPI & FAR Spring Field Day Flyer 2017 or contact the office on 03 5744 1713

 

Oaklands Powerline Safety Workshop – 26 September

Riverine Plains Inc, along with SafeWork NSW and Essential Energy are hosting a Powerline Safety Day, near Oaklands on Tuesday 26 September, 2017. 

The workshop will be held from 9:45 am – 12 midday at Burrongong, 4011 Federation Way, Oaklands, NSW.

Topics Include:

  • How to protect you and your employees this harvest
  • A powerline marking demonstration
  • Legal requirements

Morning Tea and a BBQ lunch will be provided.

NSW Attendees are eligible for a $500 rebate on farm safety purchases.

For enquiries, please contact Anne-Marie Bourchier on (02) 6035 4280

For catering purposes, please RSVP to Fiona Hart at Riverine Plains Inc on 03 5744 1713 or email info@riverineplains.org.au. For further information, please download the Powerline Safety Workshop Flyer