Riverine Research Centre Spring Field Day – 24 September, Yarrawonga

Riverine Research Centre Spring Field Day to showcase local research

The Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia Spring Field Day will be held at the Riverine Research Centre (RRC), Yarrawonga, on Tuesday 24 September, 2019, from 9am to 12pm.

The RRC is host to a range of trials and the field day will provide an opportunity to view the research being conducted at the site, including the GRDC management of early sown wheat trials, time of sowing, grazing, sowing rate and nitrogen timing trials, nutrition and disease management as well as aphid observations.

Speakers on the day include Kenton Porker (SARDI) and Michael Straight (FAR Australia), who will outline the major findings from the past three years of work on the GRDC manging early sown wheat trials,  while Kenton will also speak on dual-purpose and longer season barleys. Michael Straight and Ian Trevethan will also speak on the Riverine Plains Inc evaluation of winter wheat varieties for the region.

Kat Fuhrmann (FAR Australia) will provide a resistance update on the SDHI group of fungicides and there will also be an panel session dedicated to addressing issues growers might have about the current season.

The Riverine Research Centre Field Day will run from 9am – 12pm on Tuesday 24 September, 2019, at the Riverine Research Centre, 277 Reilly’s Rd, Yarrawonga, Victoria.  Morning tea and 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 or download the 2019 RRC Spring Field Day Flyer.

Riverine Research Centre Spring Field Day to showcase local research

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Riverine Research Centre Spring Field Day to showcase local research

Grain growers and advisors are invited to the Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia Spring Field Day to be held at the Riverine Research Centre, Yarrawonga, on Tuesday 24 September, 2019.

Riverine Plains Inc Chairman, Ian Trevethan, explained that the Riverine Research Centre was host to a range of trials and that the field day is an opportunity for growers to see the local research being conducted at the site, as well as hear about other issues of importance to the industry.

“Local trials are important because they provide data and information which are relevant to our own local environment” said Ian.

“For example, growers in the Riverine Plains region have increasingly been looking to longer season cereals to spread risk and increase diversification. Multiple trials have now been established at the Riverine Research Centre looking at the local performance of winter and spring-type wheats and barleys, with the field day providing an opportunity to see and hear about these trials in more detail” he added.

One of the trials to be toured at the field day includes the GRDC management of early sown wheat trials, with Kenton Porker (South Australia Research and Development Institute) and Michael Straight (FAR Australia) to outline the major findings from the past three years of work. Kenton will then speak on dual-purpose and longer season barleys.

Other trials which will be viewed during the Field Day include grazing, sowing rate and nitrogen timing trials, nutrition and disease management and well as aphid observations.

Kat Fuhrmann (FAR Australia) will also provide a disease resistance update in regards to the SDHI group of fungicides.

There will also be an interactive panel session dedicated to addressing issues growers might have about the current season.

The Riverine Research Centre Field Day will run from 9am – 12pm on Tuesday 24 September, 2019, at the Riverine Research Centre, 277 Reilly’s Rd, Yarrawonga, Victoria.  Morning tea and 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 or visit www.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.

RPI Spring tour

Tomorrow’s planned spring bus tour (Tuesday 10 September, 2019) will now be a tag-along tour, with car pooling encouraged.

The tour will leave from Mulwala Bakery at 7:00am, also meeting at 7:30 at Brocklesby (in front of the pub), and Walla Walla at 8:15 (DJ’s Fine Foods, 41 Commercial St Walla Walla, opposite Kotzur’s).

Visits will be made to :

  • Garry Mickan, Walla Walla (mixed farming, lamb feedlotting)
  • Warrick Holding, the Rock (Disc seeding systems, transitioning from tyne to disc)
  • John Stevenson, Warrakirri Ag Trusts, Lockhart (corporate agriculture, safflower trials)
  • Sandy Day, Lockhart (weed seed destructor)

Lunch is being kindly provided by Lockhart Ag Bureau. There is no cost for the tour.

For further information and contact details, please download the RPI 2019 Spring Tour flyer

Please note the change in times from previously circulated flyer