31 October 2018
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THE EVAN MOLL GEROGERY FIELD DAY
The Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day will be hosted by Riverine Plains Inc on Thursday 8th November, 2018.
“The day, previously known as the Gerogery National Variety Trial and Agronomy Field Day, is an important one for growers in the region, with a key aspect being the inspection of the cereal and canola varieties included in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) National Variety Trials (NVT)” explained Riverine Plains Inc Executive Officer, Fiona Hart.
“The NVT trials provide an excellent opportunity to assess new varieties before their commercial release and the day also allows some of the issues that are developing in the lead-up to harvest to be addressed” said Fiona.
The cereal NVT session and discussions will be led by Peter Matthews (NSW DPI), while Don McCaffery (NSW DPI) will lead the canola NVT variety discussions. Don will also speak about frost damage and how this can be influenced by variety.
A presentation around the best forage options and seed availability for 2019 will be made by Peter Matthews (NSW DPI) and David Leah (Seed Force). James Whiteley (AGT) will also lead a paddock inspection of the new dual purpose wheat, Illabo.
Adrian Clancy (AC Ag Commodities) and Lachy Herbert (Riverina Oils) will also discuss cereal and canola grain marketing.
The field day will be held from 12.30pm – 4.15pm on Thursday 8 November at The Moll family property, “Elderslie”, Fielder-Moll Road Gerogery, commencing with 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 Fiona.
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)