Riverine Research Centre Spring Field Day to showcase local research

13 September, 2019

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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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Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains 03 5744 1713.

New irrigated research discussion group puts farmers in the driver’s seat

19 August 2019

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In a unique opportunity for local farmers, Riverine Plains Inc is facilitating a new irrigated research discussion group, with the first Riverine Plains Irrigated Discussion Group meeting to be held on Friday 30 August, 2019 at Mulwala.

The Riverine Plains Irrigation Discussion Group is being formed as part of a project led by the Irrigated Cropping Council which aims to link new and innovative research investments by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) with local farmer-driven groups.

“GRDC have invested in a suite of irrigation research projects across the southern irrigation zones, including projects looking to develop and validate soil amelioration and agronomic practices for irrigated grain crops as well as maximising the dollar return per megalitre of water” explained Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc Irrigation Discussion Group facilitator.

“To tie these research projects more closely with farmer needs, new farmer-driven irrigation discussion groups have been established right across the southern region to enable farmers to be more actively involved in the irrigated grains research process” said Kate.

“In establishing the Riverine Plains Irrigation Discussion Group, we are aiming to help farmers learn from one-another, build new peer and industry networks, gain access to the latest research data and provide the opportunity to shape project trial work to ensure it is relevant and meeting local needs” added Kate.

The discussion group will also provide an opportunity for farmers to experiment with new techniques, research methods or develop an idea through local focus paddock trials on a local property.

The irrigation discussion group will meet four times each year to discuss agronomy and soil trials in the region and the implications of the research results at a local level. This feedback will ensure research delivered is relevant to farmers and farming businesses.

The inaugural Riverine Plains Irrigation Discussion Group meeting will be held as a breakfast meeting on Friday 30 August, at the Riverine Plains Inc office, 4/97-103 Melbourne St, Mulwala from 7.30am to 10:30am. Speakers will include Matthew Harrison, University of Tasmania and Michael Straight, FAR Australia.

“This as an excellent opportunity for farmers with irrigatable land that are interested in improving irrigation systems and efficiency at the farm level to be involved in key research and learn more about irrigated cropping” concluded Kate.

More information can be found at riverineplains.org.au or by contacting Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc,  kate@riverineplains.org.au or phone 03 5744 1713.

The Irrigated Cropping Council and project collaborators including the Irrigation Research & Extension Committee, Southern Growers, Southern Farming Systems, the Maize Association of Australia and MacKillop Farm Management Group will also facilitate discussion groups.

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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Media Contact:  Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Irrigation Discussion Group Facilitator, kate@riverineplains.org.au or phone 03 5744 1713.

Riverine Plains Inc In-season Update – August 8, Mulwala

26 July 2019

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Riverine Plains Inc In-season Update

Local farming systems group Riverine Plains Inc will host its annual In-season Update at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort on Thursday 8 August, 2019.

“The In-season Update is an important event on our calendar and provides an opportunity for grain growers to consider the issues likely to affect grain crops this spring” explained Fiona Hart, Riverine Plains Inc Executive Officer.

“With grain growers experiencing very different conditions across the region in terms of moisture availability, the spring rainfall outlook will inform key decisions around pest and disease management as well as crop nutrition” said Fiona.

This all-important spring outlook will be delivered by Agriculture Victoria Seasonal Variability Agronomist, Dale Grey who, in a first for the In-season Update, will speak via videolink.

Riverine Plains Inc Project Officer, Jane McInnes, will also provide a snapshot of current soil moisture availability, using data from the Riverine Plains weather station network, to help understand how much water is currently being held across the region’s soils.

Spring and the run-up to harvest is also a critical time to consider broader farming strategies.

“Weed management is a perennial issue and James Manson from Southern Farming Systems will discuss the long-term economics and impact of harvest weed seed control techniques using results from a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) project involving Riverine Plains Inc” said Fiona.

Nick Ennis from Lawson Grains will also discuss the application of precision agriculture technologies for targeted soil amelioration.

Earlier this year, Riverine Plains Research Coordinator, Dr Cassandra Schefe, was presented with the prestigious GRDC 2019 Southern Region Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award, through which she visited Canada and the United States. Her observations on cover cropping, soil research, regenerative agriculture as well as pulse research and development will provide a global perspective on these topics.

A joint presentation by Dr Cassandra Schefe and Jane McInnes will also provide an update of Riverine Plains Inc current local research program, while Riverine Plains Inc Project Officer Kate Coffey will review the economic results from a GRDC project looking at applying sulphur to canola crops in southern NSW.

The In-season Update will be held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort in Golf Club Road Mulwala on Thursday 8 August from 9am to 1pm, with registrations open from 8.30am.

After lunch a Soil Health Workshop will take place from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.  Farmers are invited to discuss the importance of soil health as well as how to improve the local relevance of soil improvement research.

For catering purposes, pre-registrations for the In-Season Update must be received by 5 August 2018. Cost is $25 for Riverine Plains Inc members and $35 for non-members (payable online or on the day) and includes morning tea and lunch. To register, contact Fiona Hart at info@riverineplains.org.au or phone 03 5744 1713.

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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Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains Inc (03 5744 1713)

John Hanrahan Scholarship for agriculture students – 2020 applications now open

1 July, 2019

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John Hanrahan Scholarship for agriculture students – applications now open

The John Hanrahan Scholarship recognises and encourages agricultural excellence in the Riverine Plains region through the support of a local second year student in their agriculture/agribusiness bachelor or diploma degree studies.

The Scholarship, which is awarded annually, includes a bursary of $5,000, access to work experience opportunities with Riverine Plains Inc or through our networks, opportunities to network and gain knowledge with free access to all Riverine Plains events and mentoring from one of our current committee members.

The John Hanrahan Scholarship is open to current first year Agriculture or Agribusiness degree or diploma students, who will be entering their second year of studies in 2020.

Students aged between 18 and 30 from the Riverine Plains region of north eastern Victoria and the southern Riverina region of NSW are eligible to apply.

Applications for the John Hanrahan Scholarship open on 1 July and close on 31 August 2019, with details available from www.riverineplains.org.au.

The John Hanrahan Scholarship Fund has been recognised by the Australian Taxation Office to provide Deductible Gift Recipient status.  For information on how to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund please contact the Riverine Plains Inc office on 03 5744 1713 or email info@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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Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains Inc on 03 5744 1713.

 

 

John Hanrahan Scholarship Recipient Announced

28 March, 2019

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Inaugural John Hanrahan Scholarship Awarded

Riverine Plains Inc, together with the Hanrahan family, are pleased to announce that the Inaugural John Hanrahan Scholarship has been awarded to second year Bachelor of Agriculture student, Mitchell Priestly, who is currently undertaking studies at the University of Melbourne.

The Scholarship presentation took place at the Riverine Plains Inc Celebration of Agriculture Dinner held on Friday 22 March, 2019, at Corowa RSL at which Riverine Plains Inc also marked its 20th year of operation.

Riverine Plains Inc Treasurer and Scholarship Fund Trustee, Mr Barry Membrey, described Mitchell as a standout applicant and a very worthy recipient.

“The John Hanrahan Scholarship is named in honour of the late John Hanrahan, a successful and experienced farmer from Coreen, who had a passion for agriculture, a thirst for knowledge and real sense of community” explained Barry.

“We also see a passion for agriculture, commitment to learning as well as community spirit reflected in Mitchell’s achievements to date, which made him the ideal recipient of the inaugural John Hanrahan Scholarship” said Barry.

“Not only has Mitchell worked hard to study in his chosen field of agriculture, he has demonstrated his commitment to community through an active involvement in numerous sporting and musical groups and other committees over a long period” added Barry.

Mitchell has also shown himself to be enterprising, hard-working and driven to support himself and his passions.

This drive and determination led Mitchell to begin working at Craig and Helen Reynolds’ grain farm at Congupna during his senior high school years in Shepparton. The experience provided an invaluable introduction to agriculture and reinforced his educational and career path

“Mitchell has a forward-thinking view of agriculture and I have no doubt that he will be a future leader” said Barry.

“We are thrilled that the John Hanrahan Scholarship will assist Mitchell further his studies and we look forward to helping him achieve his potential and the bright future that agriculture holds” concluded Barry.

As the 2018 recipient of the John Hanrahan Scholarship, Mitchell receives a bursary of $5,000, access to work experience opportunities through Riverine Plains Inc, access to Riverine Plains events and networks and mentoring from a current board member.

Riverine Plains Inc would like to thank the Hanrahan family for their generous donation which enabled the establishment of the Scholarship, as well as all those who have made financial or in-kind donations to ensure the Scholarship Fund continues in perpetuity.

Applications for the 2019 round of the John Hanrahan Scholarship will open in July 2019. Further details will shortly be available from www.riverineplains.org.au.

The Riverine Plains Scholarship Fund has been recognised by the Australian Taxation Office to provide Deductible Gift Recipient status.  For information on how to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund please contact the Riverine Plains Inc office on 03 5744 1713 or email info@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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Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains Inc on 03 5744 1713

Opportunities for grains profit to be explored in Dookie, Echuca and Warracknabeal  

March, 2019

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Growers in the Dookie, Echuca, Warracknabeal and neighbouring regions will soon be given an insight into what makes top performing grain-growing businesses in southern Australia so successful.

According to a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research investment, the top 20 percent of grain businesses are retaining 30 pc of turnover as net profit, while the average business is retaining closer to 10 pc.

So, what are these top businesses doing differently to achieve this? Three GRDC ‘Opportunity for Profit’ workshops at Dookie on March 25, Echuca on March 26 and Warracknabeal on March 27 will provide the answers and enable local growers to better understand the profit drivers in their own businesses.

The half-day workshops will delve into the results from the GRDC three-year national project investment titled ‘the integration of profit drivers and technical information for more informed decisions’.

The project was led by Rural Directions Pty Ltd in the southern region, in association with Meridian Agriculture and Macquarie Franklin.

James Hillcoat, of Rural Directions, says the research has benchmarked more than 300 grain businesses nationally to identify what drives profit in each agro-ecological zone and how the provision of technical information links with these profit drivers.

This insightful information will be explored in detail at the workshops, by the end of which Mr Hillcoat (who is delivering the workshops) says participants will be well placed to identify opportunities for profit within their individual businesses.

“They will go away with an enhanced understanding of the performance of the top 20 pc growers in their region and will also be able to identify the management traits of a top 20 pc grower,” he says.

Kate Burke of Think Agri, who will co-deliver at the Dookie and Echuca events, says attendees will build their knowledge around the profit drivers that really make a difference in a grain business and will have access to diagnostic tools and processes to easily assess their own business performance.

Registration for the event is essential. To register or for more information, phone 08 8841 4500, email admin@ruraldirections.com or visit www.ruraldirections.com/events.

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James Hillcoat, Rural Directions

Phone 08 8841 4500

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Sharon Watt, GRDC
Phone 0409 675 100

GRDC Media Release: Cassie Schefe: an ‘asset’ to the grains industry rewarded

The contribution of Cassandra Schefe to the Australian grains industry has been officially recognised by way of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s 2019 Southern Region Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award.

The award, voted upon by the GRDC Southern Region Panel, acknowledges Dr Schefe’s input and commitment to the grains industry.

In presenting the award at the GRDC Grains Research Update in Bendigo, GRDC Southern Region Panel chair John Bennett described Dr Schefe as “an asset to our industry” – not just in the region where she works as a research co-ordinator for Riverine Plains Inc and as an independent soil science consultant, but well beyond.

“Cassie is in an elite class,” Mr Bennett said. “She is one of those researchers who has a rare ability to undertake cutting-edge scientific research and then extend the outcomes of that work to growers and others in an engaging and easy-to-understand fashion, that results in on-farm impact.”

Prior to commencing work with Riverine Plains, Dr Schefe’s career was with what is now known as Agriculture Victoria, where she was first employed as a DPI Cadet in 1996 while studying Agricultural Science. She then became a research scientist in soil chemistry, working on several GRDC investments.

After completing her PhD studies through a GRDC-funded scholarship, which included study at the University of Naples, Italy, Dr Schefe collaborated with technical experts to develop synchrotron techniques to better understand nutrient reactions in soil.

Dr Schefe began working for Riverine Plains in March 2014 in the capacity of extension officer. One of the key tasks of this newly-created position was to instigate four grower discussion groups across the Riverine Plains area as part of a GRDC investment to improve the adoption of no-till stubble retained systems in the region by overcoming some of the constraints associated with these systems.

“Over the life of what has been known as the Stubble Initiative, Cassie organised discussion groups and facilitated interaction,” Mr Bennett said. “She also assisted in the extension of research results from the project through other means, including through presentations at seminars and field days.”

In 2015, Dr Schefe was instrumental in securing additional investment from the GRDC to measure the impact of different stubble treatments on in-canopy temperatures at three large-plot stubble trial sites for the 2015-17 field plot trials.

This investment linked the project into the GRDC’s National Frost Initiative, with all data generated being submitted into the national frost research database for review and analysis.

Dr Schefe has also worked on a number of other GRDC investments and various agricultural industry research programs, while continuing professional development as a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS).

Through her private consultancy, Dr Schefe works with universities, councils, catchment management authorities, industry, farmers and other organisations, providing soil science advice. She is the interface between Australian farmers and the international food industry for the Australian Cool Farm Initiative (ACFI), which aims to promote the long-term productivity and quality of broadacre cropping systems in Victoria and New South Wales using low carbon management practices.

“Her collaborative approach allows her to work with people across disciplines, organisations and even international time zones,” Mr Bennett said.

“Cassie is an academic who has made a conscientious effort to ensure that her work translates into tangible benefits for growers. She utilises cutting-edge technologies to address fundamental soil productivity issues.

“According to those who know her well, she is thorough to the nth degree, she is dedicated to supporting growers in their quest to improve profitability and she’s not afraid to go the extra mile to ensure her research message hits the target.

“If there’s a knowledge or research gap, or an obstacle to practice change, Cassie will identify it, understand it and work hard to have it addressed.”

Dr Schefe is the author of an exhaustive list of publications, including journal and conference papers and various reports, holds an adjunct Senior Research Fellow position at Monash University and in her spare time co-supervises PhD students at Monash University and The University of Melbourne.

“Cassie, we are truly grateful for all that you have done and continue to do, to further our industry,” Mr Bennett said when presenting the award.

“As a most worthy recipient of this Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award, you receive a financial scholarship that can be used for travel or another agreed activity to further your skills and expertise.

“You will be provided with an opportunity to network and strengthen linkages with other world-leading researchers to identify relevant research and technologies for potential adoption here in Australia”.

Contact

Sharon Watt, GRDC
0403 675 100
sharon.watt@grdc.com.au

Mixed Farming Forum, Rutherglen – 13 March

4 March, 2019

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Mixed Farming Forum for Rutherglen

Addressing some of the challenges and advantages of mixed farming systems in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Region will be the focus of a Mixed Farming forum hosted by Riverine Plains Inc at Rutherglen on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

“Over the past few years we have seen some grain growers capitalise on strong meat and wool prices by introducing stock for the first time or by re-introducing or expanding their individual livestock enterprises” said Riverine Plains Inc Executive Officer, Fiona Hart

“There are a number of potential advantages that come from integrating both livestock and cropping enterprises into a mixed farming system, including reduced input costs, the potential to reduce climatic and economic risks, greater income diversity and increased resilience” explained Fiona.

“However, these changes also require more complex decisions, a greater range of skills, a higher level of management and additional labour demands for mixed farmers compared to operations with a single focus” she added.

The GRDC Mixed Farming Forum at Rutherglen aims to address a number of issues specific to mixed farming systems in the Riverine Plains region and will feature several highly regarded speakers.

These include Kristy Howard, from Inspiring Excellence, who will speak on sheep requirements in the cereal – sheep zone for optimal productivity, while Matt Mahoney of Agridome will speak on the importance of sown fodder on a mixed farm. Josh Buerckner of I K Caldwell will talk about grazing crops and Alison Frischke from BCG will speak on stubble grazing values.

A focus of the day will also be the discussion of information and results generated from the highly successful Grain and Graze programs, as part of a two-year project investment by GRDC to increase awareness of the outcomes of the project, which is being managed by Ag Ex Alliance.

“The Grain and Graze programs ran nationally from 2010 – 2016 and involved a lot of collaboration between researchers, advisors and farmers around mixing livestock and cropping programs” said Project Coordinator Danielle England of AgInnovate

“Most of the agricultural research projects in both the Australian grain and livestock industries looked at each enterprise in isolation, while in Grain & Graze they were considered together and we invite local farmers, agronomists and livestock advisors to join us as we unwrap these results in Rutherglen” said Danielle.

The Mixed Farming Forum will be held on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at the Agriculture Victoria Rutherglen Centre, 124 Chiltern Valley Road, Rutherglen, from 8:45am-1:30pm.  The workshop is free. RSVPs are requested to assist with catering.

For more information, or to register please contact Fiona Hart at info@riverineplains.org.au or phone (03) 5744 1713 or visit 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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Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains (03 5744 1713)

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting – Thursday 7 February

31 January, 2019

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Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting 2019

Riverine Plains Inc will host Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting on Thursday February 7, 2019. This event continues the tradition started by the late John Sykes and is an opportunity for local farmers to discuss the 2018 season results as well as the challenges likely to arise in the season ahead.

“The Buraja meeting is long-standing and well-known event involving a post-harvest debrief, presentations on new varieties, market updates and key issues for the coming season, which together provide an important planning opportunity for the 2019 grain growing season” explained Riverine Plains Inc Executive Officer, Fiona Hart.

“The 2018 season was tough for Riverine Plains region growers, with the dry conditions, and severe frosts having a big impact on the profitability of the 2018/2019 winter grain harvest” said Fiona.

“While unusually extreme, last year’s conditions created a unique set of experiences and learnings and the Buraja meeting provides an opportunity for farmers to share and reflect on these experiences with the aim of using this information into the future” added Fiona.

Chris Minehan from Rural Management Strategies will facilitate a harvest debrief session, which will involve discussions around any likely flow-on effects for 2019, as well as other issues for 2019.

Using results from the local National Variety Trials (NVT) and the Riverine Research Centre at Yarrawonga, Michael Straight from FAR Australia will speak on regional wheat variety performance and options for planting in autumn 2019.

Information on the performance of new barley and canola varieties suitable for the region will also be presented, along with a grain marketing update.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting will be held on Thursday 7 February, 2019 at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall, from 9am – 12:30pm. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. A BBQ lunch will be provided afterwards and no RSVP is necessary.

For more information please contact Fiona Hart at info@riverineplains.org.au or phone (03) 5744 1713 or visit the website at 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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Fiona Hart, Executive Officer, Riverine Plains (03 5744 1713)

Stubble Management Guidelines available for the Riverine Plains region

27 November 2018

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Stubble Management Guidelines for the Riverine Plains region

Managing the stubble left over from cereal crops is a perennial problem for grain growers in the Riverine Plains region.

While stubble loads in 2018 are generally much lighter than usual due to the impact of the dry conditions and the salvaging of frost damaged crops, stubble management remains an important consideration heading in to next season.

“Farmers know that stubble retention has many benefits, including rainfall capture and storage over the summer fallow, protection from wind and water erosion and the improvement of soil structure” explained Riverine Plains Inc Research and Extension Officer, Dr Cassandra Schefe.

“But on the other hand, high stubble loads can also increase the frequency of blockages at sowing, affect establishment and increase disease carryover between crops” she said.

“For this reason, Riverine Plains Inc undertook a significant amount of research into the effectiveness of stubble management techniques as part of the GRDC investment Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems with Retained Stubble in the Riverine Plains project said Cassandra

The project, which ran from 2013-2018, delivered a number of key findings, including that no-till stubble retained systems generally yielded as well, or better, than stubble management systems which involved burning, cultivation or additional nitrogen at sowing with cultivation, except where stubble loads were extremely high at some location (as in 2016).

To support the outcomes of the project, Riverine Plains Inc has developed a series of stubble management guidelines specifically for grain growers.

The guidelines cover topics such as how to manage stubble at harvest, techniques for successfully sowing into stubble, the strategic management of crops grown in stubble-retained systems, as well as the impacts of stubble on soil carbon.

The guidelines also refer to results of the trials undertaken throughout the life of the project, which makes them especially relevant for farmers in the Riverine Plains region.

“In terms of stubble management, we often talk about the need for sowing preparation to start at harvest time, so now definitely is a good time to be accessing these Guidelines in preparation for 2019” added Cassandra.

The guidelines are available for download from www.riverineplains.org.au. A limited number of hardcopies are available by request from the Riverine Plains Inc office by phoning 03 5744 1713 or emailing info@riverineplains.org.au

Riverine Plains Inc acknowledges the support of the GRDC and our project partner FAR Australia in delivering this project and the resulting stubble management guidelines.

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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Dr Cassandra Schefe, Riverine Plains Inc (03 5744 1713)