Entries by Michelle Pardy

New website links for RPI’s network of weather stations

The website hosting details for Riverine Plains Inc’s network of weather stations has recently changed. This means you will need to update your bookmarks for the Barooga, Berrigan, Culcairn, Lockhart, Pleasant Hills, Rand and Henty weather stations, as well as for the stations located at Dookie, Yarrawonga and Redlands. You can do this by following this Riverine Plains Inc Weather Station Network link and selecting […]

Tax tips to help purchase farm land on agenda at GRDC Farm Business Update, Mulwala

How to utilise tax depreciation offsets when purchasing farm land will be one of the hot topics on the agenda at the Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update in Mulwala this month. The session on ‘Farm Improvements – the untold story of tax depreciation benefits’ will be presented by Michael Stout from Robinson […]

Nitrogen Efficency Field Day- Tuesday 6 June

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF NITROGEN APPLICATION Nitrogen fertiliser is an expensive input and improving the efficiency of in-crop applications can save money and boost production. To help farmers maximise the response to applied nitrogen, local farming systems group Riverine Plains Inc is holding a drop-in Nitrogen Efficiency Field Day at Henty on Tuesday 6 June. […]

New publication: Soil Carbon In Cropping Systems

Riverine Plains Inc has just released Soil carbon in cropping systems, which is a new publication designed to help the region’s farmers better understand soil carbon and the role it plays in crop production systems. The report summarises the key findings from the Riverine Plains Inc managed project Increased soil carbon by accelerated humus formation from crop residues […]

Harvest Weed Seed Tour – Review

By Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc A local Harvest Weed Seed Management tour was held on the 24th January.  The tour involved looking at three different options for harvest weed control and followed on well from what was learnt on the Western Australia study tour two years ago. The day’s discussions showed many farmers have […]

Soil Pit Day & Nitrogen Workshop – Boorhaman

Soil Pit Day and Nitrogen Workshop on Thursday 23 February at Boorhaman Riverine Plains Inc and Boorhaman Landcare are hosting a soil pit and workshop morning as part of the Soil Moisture Probe Project with the North East CMA. The day will commence at 9am with a visit to a soil Pit at Adam & Jane McInnes property, […]