Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor Demonstration, Culcairn

To investigate the impact of different harvest weed management techniques on ryegrass weed seed banks, the GRDC have invested in the Harvest Weed Seed Control in the Southern Region project (SFS00032 led by Southern Farming Systems).

As part of the project, Riverine Plains Inc, together with Farmlink, are holding an Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) demonstration day at Sherwyn Rd, Culcairn (Eastern end) on Wednesday 20th December from 10.00am til 12 noon.

The iHSD is a mill that is fitted to a combine harvester to process the chaff fraction of harvest waste,with the mechanical action of the mills acting to destroy the weed seeds.

For the demonstration, Graham Kotzur will use a harvester fitted with an iHSD fitted to harvest canola,  and will talk about the pros and cons of using the machine.

Kate Coffey will also speak briefly about the Riverine Plains Inc trial work evaluating the impact of harvest height, chaff removal and harvest timing on weed seed banks.

For further information download the iHSD demonstration day flyer or contact Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc, (03) 5744 1713.

RPI & Boorhaman Landcare Group Soil Pit Morning – 22 September

A soil pit morning will be held in the Boorhaman/Rutherglen region on Friday 22 September.

This event is part of the Soil Moisture Probe Network Project, a partnership between Riverine Plains Inc & Boorhaman Landcare Group.

The morning will feature visits to a series of soil pits located next to soil moisture probe sites. The soil pits will form the backdrop to discussions about the soil moisture readings at each site this season, as well as the impact of soil type on water movement.

The schedule of visits is:

  • 9am: Soil pit at Roger Campbell’s property on Jack’s Road, Wahgunyah, gate next to the Rail Trail (between Kilbourn Road and Back Wahgunyah Road)
  • 10am: Soil pit at Gavin Taft’s property on Jack’s Road (between Bullers Lane and Kings Road)
  • 11:30am: Soil pit at Damian O’Keefe’s property on Boorhaman East Road (half way between Wises Road and Boorhaman Road)

Further information can be found on the 2017 RPI & Boorhaman Landcare September Soil Pit morning flyer