Burramine Crop walk June 21 to discuss outcomes of four years of stubble research

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 cassandra@riverineplains.org.au, 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.

 

Crop walk on 21 June to discuss outcomes of stubble project, RRC trials

Date: 14 June, 2018

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CROP WALK TO DISCUSS OUTCOMES OF FOUR YEARS OF LOCAL STUBBLE RESEARCH

Grain growers looking to improve the profitability and sustainability of their stubble retained systems are invited to a paddock walk being run by Riverine Plains Inc from 10am on Thursday 21 June at the Riverine Research Centre, near Yarrawonga in Victoria.

Riverine Plains Inc Research Officer, Dr Cassandra Schefe explained that “the paddock walk provides an opportunity for growers to learn about the trials established as part of a five-year Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) project comparing the effect of a number of stubble management strategies on crop growth and development”.

“The Stubble Project was a significant investment in local field trial research, though the sheer scale and range of trials undertaken throughout the project has meant that a lot of the research has not yet been discussed with grain growers. As such, this event provides a chance for growers to hear about the key outcomes and practical learnings from the project, which occurred under highly variable seasonal conditions over the past four years” said Cassandra.

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, we would like to invite growers 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” added Cassandra.

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 contact Cassie at cassandra@riverineplains.org.au, (03) 5744 1713 / 0419 238 798 or visit riverineplains.org.au.

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.

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:

Dr Cassandra Schefe, Research Officer, Riverine Plains (03 5744 1713)

 

Farm profit in focus at Mulwala GRDC Farm Business update – 27 June

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting the Farm Business Update on June 27.

The event, which has the theme of ‘Strategic Steps: Enduring Profitability’ is designed to raise awareness and improve grower knowledge of issues relating to farm business management.

The update is an opportunity for growers and their advisers to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from grain marketing and identifying emerging technologies to succession planning.

Brad Knight from Geo Commodities will talk to growers about what to grow, where to store grain and how to determine buyers in a bid to guide marketing plans to maximise profits.

Identifying high cost paddocks and how they impact farm profit and financial performance, particularly in low income years, will be the focus of a presentation by Phil O’Callaghan from ORM.

Technology specialist Paul Higgins from Emergent Futures will explain to growers how they can assess the real value of new technologies to their farm business.

Leo Delahunty from Templemore Partners will share firsthand experiences of how effective management and succession planning can help a family farm work across generations.

The Mulwala Farm Business Update will be held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Golf Club Road, Mulwala from 8.30am to 1pm on June 27.

More information can be obtained by downloading the GRDC Mulwala update flyer, visiting https://grdc.com.au/events/list or by phoning ORM on 03 5441 6176 or emailing admin@orm.com.au.

Final Stubble Project Paddock Walk – 21 June at the RRC

Riverine Plains Inc will discuss the final results and outcomes from the Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Riverine Plains region project trials at the Riverine Research Centre, Burramine, Victoria on Thursday 21 June.

When:     Thursday 21 June 2018

                  10am – 12pm

Where:   Riverine Research Centre (RRC), Cnr Forges Rd & Odeas Rd (Beatties Rd), Burramine, Victoria

The morning will involve a summary of 5 years of GRDC Stubble Project data, including results from stubble management, row spacing, YLS, PGR, NDVI and PA trials by Dr Cassandra Schefe (Riverine Plains Inc) and Michael Straight (FAR Australia). 

Following this discussion, a tour of the 2018 Riverine Research Centre research site trials will occur.

For further information please download the RRC Stubble Project Paddock Walk Flyer