23 October 2019
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The Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day will be hosted by Riverine Plains Inc on Thursday 7 November, 2019, from 11am to 4:30pm.
“A key aspect of the day will be the inspection of the cereal and canola varieties sown as part of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) National Variety Trials (NVT)” explained host farmer and Riverine Plains Inc committee member, Daniel Moll.
“The NVT trials provide a great opportunity to look at new varieties before their commercial release, with the cereal NVT session being led by Peter Matthews (NSW DPI) and Don McCaffery (NSW DPI) leading the canola NVT discussions” said Daniel.
The day also provides an opportunity to discuss a range of issues relevant to this season as well as next year.
Adrian Clancy (Grain Brokers Australia) and Lachy Herbert (Riverina Oils) will provide an update on cereal and canola grain markets, while Andrew Millgate (NSW DPI) will speak about the new stripe rust strains affecting Trojan, Scepter and similar varieties, and the implications for 2020.
A presentation around oaten hay agronomy options will also be made by Peter Matthews (NSW DPI) and David Leah (Seed Force) will lead a paddock inspection of a new and quicker maturing Seed Force winter grazing canola.
The new dual-purpose triticale variety, Kokoda, will also be unveiled by Waratah Seed Company Limited and Sydney University, with a key feature of the variety being its excellent grain quality and suitability for beer production.
The field day will be held from 11am – 4.30pm on Thursday 7 November, commencing with a pasture agronomy session at the Leah family property, 338 Fielder Moll Road Gerogery. At 12:30pm the field day will move across the road to the Moll family property, “Elderslie”, 167 Fielder-Moll Road, Gerogery, for the cropping agronomy session, which will be preceded by a free BBQ lunch provided by Seed Force.
“The day is always strongly supported by the local community and we encourage farmers to come along for what will be an informative and social day” concluded Daniel.
For more information please contact the Riverine Plains Inc office on 03 5744 1713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day flyer from 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
More Information or Interview:
Fiona Hart, Riverine Plains Inc (03 5744 1713)