To help farmers maximise the response to applied nitrogen, Riverine Plains Inc is holding a Nitrogen Efficiency Field Day at Henty on Tuesday 6 June.
One of the simplest things farmers can do to improve the uptake efficiency of nitrogen applied in-crop is to ensure that fertiliser spreaders are set up correctly. To this end, Russell Nichol, a Fertcare registered calibration specialist will be demonstrating how to calibrate 4 spreading machines over the course of the day and growers are invited to drop in for the session that most interests them.
The approximate session times for the day are as follows (Please note: Times are indicative only and may change – please check back with us closer to the field day);
9.30am Donder CGSA series
10.45am Amazone Profis 3600L
12:00pm Special session on reducing losses through timing nitrogen applications:
Michael Straight and Nick Poole from FAR Australia will discuss what has been learnt from the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources funded project Management strategies for improved productivity and reduced nitrous oxide emissions, which has run for the past three years. This will include sensible measures broadacre grain growers take to reduce nitrous oxide emissions.
12.45pm Amazone ZA-M 1501 3-point linkage
2.00pm Landaco TS10000 trailing spreader
The day will begin at 9:30am at Peter Campbell’s property “Avondale”, 452 Henty-Pleasant Hills Rd, Henty (Google Maps Reference (Google Maps Reference 35°28’48.6″S 146°52’22.3″E). All are welcome and there is no cost to attend. Morning tea and lunch will be provided – please RSVP to assist with catering to Riverine Plains Inc on 03 5744 1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be obtained from the RPI Nitrogen Efficiency Field Day Flyer 2017