Soil Pit Discussions, Bungeet & Miepoll – 6 February

29 January, 2018

Word Count: 383

SOIL PITS DISCUSSIONS AT MIEPOLL, BUNGEET

Riverine Plains Inc will hold informal soil pit discussions for farmers at Bungeet and Miepoll on Tuesday 6 February, 2018.

Riverine Plains Inc Research and Extension Officer, Dr Cassandra Schefe, explained that the soil pit sessions provide an opportunity for local farmers to learn more about their local soil characteristics and how this relates to moisture and nutrient movement through the growing season.

“In 2017, Riverine Plains Inc installed on-farm weather stations with soil moisture probes at Bungeet and Miepoll, through a project funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. The soil pits we will be looking at have been established next to these weather station sites, and will provide extra data and context for the day” she said.

“By looking at the soils pits, the 2017 soil test results, as well as the local weather and soil moisture probe data, we can a put together a story about soil water movement and where nutrients, such as nitrogen, went last season. This in turn can also provide us with useful planning information for the 2018 season” she added.

The first session begins at 10am at Bungeet, with the soil pit site located to the north of 320 Devenish-Wangaratta Road, Bungeet West. The second session commences at 2pm at Carters Rd, Miepoll, with the soil pit located between Arcadia Two Chain Road and the Euroa-Shepparton Rd. Signage will be provided on the day.

All are welcome to attend these free events.

This event is being held as part of the Improving fertiliser and chemical use through local real time weather and soil information for farmers of the productive plains project. The project is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

To register, or for more information, please contact Cassandra Schefe at Riverine Plains on 03 5744 1713, email cassandra@riverineplains.org.au, or visit riverineplains.org.au.

Information from the Bungeet and Miepoll weather stations and soil moisture probes, along with the entire Riverine Plains Inc weather station network, is available for free public access via the weather page at riverineplains.org.au.

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

 

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More Information or Interview:

Cassandra Schefe, Extension Officer, Riverine Plains (03 5744 1713 / 0419 238 798)

 

Soil pit discussions, Bungeet & Miepoll – 6 February

Riverine Plains Inc will hold informal soil pit discussions for farmers at Bungeet and Miepoll on Tuesday 6 February, 2018.

The soil pit sessions will provide an opportunity for local farmers to learn more about their local soil characteristics and how this relates to moisture and nutrient movement through the growing season.

The soil pits have been established next to on-farm weather station and moisture probe sites installed at Bungeet and Miepoll, through a project funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, which will provide further data and context for the day.

The first session begins at 10am at Bungeet, with the soil pit site located to the north of 320 Devenish-Wangaratta Road, Bungeet West. The second session commences at 2pm at Carters Rd, Miepoll, with the soil pit located between Arcadia Two Chain Road and the Euroa-Shepparton Rd. Signage will be provided on the day.

All are welcome to attend these free events.

This event is being held as part of the Improving fertiliser and chemical use through local real time weather and soil information for farmers of the productive plains project. The project is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

To register, or for more information, please contact Cassandra Schefe at Riverine Plains on 03 5744 1713, email cassandra@riverineplains.org.au, or download the RPI soil pit day 6 Feb 2018 Flyer.

Information from the Bungeet and Miepoll weather stations and soil moisture probes, along with the entire Riverine Plains Inc weather station network, is available for free public access via the weather page at riverineplains.org.au.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting – 1st February

19 January, 2018

Word Count: 410

SYKESY’S BURAJA MEETING

Riverine Plains Inc will host Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting on Thursday February 1, 2018. The meeting is an opportunity for local farmers to discuss the harvest that was, lessons learnt from 2017 and the challenges likely to arise in the season ahead.  This event continues the tradition started by the late John Sykes and is named in his honour.

Riverine Plains Inc Executive Officer, Fiona Hart says that this long-standing event is important for the grain growing community, because it provides a forum to discuss last year’s experiences, which in-turn helps in planning for the coming season.

“The 2017 growing season was highly variable, with dry conditions, frost and weather damage affecting growers differently across the region. This has created a range of management scenarios leading into 2018, which we aim to discuss on the day” said Fiona.

The day will start with a post-harvest debrief session, facilitated by Chris Minehan from Rural Management Strategies.  Chris will also address key aspects of preparing for the year ahead.

Using results from the local National Variety Trials (NVT) and the Riverine Research Centre at Yarrawonga, Nick Poole from FAR Australia will speak on regional wheat variety performance and options for planting in autumn 2018.  David Burch from NSW DPI will speak on barley varieties, while Phil Bowden from Pulse Australia will address pulse prospects for 2018. Canola varieties and grain marketing will also be discussed.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting will be held on Thursday 1st February, 2018 at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall, commencing at 9am sharp until 12:30pm. All are welcome to this free event and a BBQ lunch will be provided afterwards.  No RSVP is necessary.

A GRDC Southern NSW Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) Meeting will follow lunch (start time approximately 1:15pm), facilitated by GRDC RCSN Southern NSW Coordinator and Rural Management Strategies consultant Chris Minehan.This Open Forum is a chance for anyone involved in the grains industry to raise issues, constraints and opportunities relevant to the local industry. It is also an opportunity to hear about investments and activities the GRDC is making to improve profitability for growers in southern NSW.

For more information please contact Fiona Hart at info@riverineplains.org.au or phone (03) 5744 1713 or visit the website at riverineplains.org.au.

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

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More Information or Interview:

Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains (03 5744 1713)

 

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting – 1st February

Riverine Plains Inc will host Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting on Thursday February 1, 2018. The meeting is an opportunity for local farmers to discuss the harvest that was, lessons learnt from 2017 and the challenges likely to arise in the season ahead.  This event continues the tradition started by the late John Sykes and is named in his honour.

The day will start with a post-harvest debrief session, facilitated by Chris Minehan from Rural Management Strategies.  Chris will also address key aspects of preparing for the year ahead.

Using results from the local National Variety Trials (NVT) and the Riverine Research Centre at Yarrawonga, Nick Poole from FAR Australia will speak on regional wheat variety performance and options for planting in autumn 2018.  David Burch from NSW DPI will speak on barley varieties, while Phil Bowden from Pulse Australia will address pulse prospects for 2018. Canola varieties and grain marketing will also be discussed.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting will be held on Thursday 1st February, 2018 at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall, commencing at 9am sharp until 12:30pm. All are welcome to this free event and a BBQ lunch will be provided afterwards.  No RSVP is necessary.

A GRDC Southern NSW Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) Meeting will follow lunch (start time approximately 1:15pm), facilitated by GRDC RCSN Southern NSW Coordinator and Rural Management Strategies consultant Chris Minehan.This Open Forum is a chance for anyone involved in the grains industry to raise issues, constraints and opportunities relevant to the local industry. It is also an opportunity to hear about investments and activities the GRDC is making to improve profitability for growers in southern NSW.

For more information please contact Fiona Hart at info@riverineplains.org.au or phone (03) 5744 1713 or download the Buraja Meeting Flyer 2018