Riverine Plains is hosting a Cover and Inter-cropping Virtual Field Day (via Zoom) on Tuesday 8 September, 2020, from 9am – 9:30am, for farmers looking to learn more about increasing diversity in their cropping systems.
The field day will introduce cover cropping, intercropping and green/brown manuring as a way to increase diversity in farming systems. It will also feature a tour of a long-term trial site established by Riverine Plains at Burramine, Victoria which aims to assess the viability of integrating diverse species into the farming system and how these crops can affect soil performance and farm profitability.
Speakers will include;
• Jane McInnes (Riverine Plains Inc)
• Dr Cassandra Schefe (AgriSci): Increasing diversity in cropping systems, site and project overview
• Professor Terry Rose (Southern Cross University): Results from 2019
• Nathan Lawless (Burramine): Benefits to farmers
• Brendan Christy (Agriculture Victoria): Intercropping to exploit rainfall for profit trial (also sown at the Burramine trial site)
To register, please click here (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting).
This event is part of the Plant-based solutions to improve soil performance through rhizosphere modification project, supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC) and led by Southern Cross University. This project is supported by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s ‘From the Ground Up’ program through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
The Intercropping to exploit rainfall for profit trial is funded by the Victorian Grains Innovation Partnership with Agriculture Victoria and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.