Grain growers and advisors are invited to a paddock walk being run by Riverine Plains from 10am on Thursday 21 June at the Riverine Research Centre, near Yarrawonga in Victoria.
The paddock walk will provide an an opportunity to heart the key outcomes and learnings from the five-year Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) project Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Riverine Plains region, which compared the effect of a number of stubble management strategies on crop growth and development.
The morning will also feature discussions on results from the small plot trials established to determine the impact of stubble management on row spacing, application of nitrogen, yellow leaf spot and plant growth regulators.
Following the stubble discussions, growers are invited to tour the range of trials being undertaken at the Riverine Research Centre this season, including early sown wheat and barley, disease and fertiliser trials.
In previous years, growers and advisors have been able to tour the Riverine Research Centre trials during the annual Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia Spring Field Day. However, growers and advisors are invited to view the trials earlier this season, so that they can follow the progress of these trials through to the Spring Field Day and the subsequent yield results.
Dr Schefe facilitate the walk along with Michael Straight from FAR Australia, who will discuss the outcomes of the large focus farm findings and the small plot results from the 2014 – 2017 seasons, as well as introducing the Riverine Research Centre 2018 trials.
The paddock walk will take place at 10am on Thursday 21 June at the Riverine Research Centre, located at the corner of Forges & Odeas Road, Burramine, via Yarrawonga.
This event is free and all are welcome. For more information please download the RPI Stubble Project Paddock Walk, RRC tour Flyer or contact Cassandra Schefe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (03) 5744 1713.
The Riverine Research Centre is a dedicated small plot research site trial site established through a collaboration between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia to provide an independent focal point for regional and national research projects in the Victorian and NSW border region.