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August 2019

In-Season Update – Mulwala, 8 August

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Golf Club Road
Mulwala, NSW 2647 Australia
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$25 – $35

The Riverine Plains Inc In-Season update will be held at at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort on Thursday 8 August 2019 from 9am - 1pm. Topics and speakers will include: A global perspective: agricultural developments in Canada and USA - Dr Cassandra Schefe, Riverine Plains Inc Applying precision agriculture for targeted soil amelioration - Nick Ennis, Lawson Grains How much sulfur should be applied to canola? An economic analysis of the results from the GRDC Optimising crop nutrition in canola in the…

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Soil Health Workshop – Mulwala 8 August

August 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Soil Health Workshop will follow the Riverine Plains In-season update on Thursday 8 August, 2019, 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. The workshop will involve a facilitated discussion with Dr Catherine Allan (Charles Sturt University) and farmers and advisors from the local region. Further information is available via the Soil Health Workshop flyer.

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Dookie Pulse Check pre-canopy closure meeting – August 13

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

A pre-canopy closure meeting will be held at Dookie on Tuesday 13 August, 2019 from 9am-11:30am as part of the Riverine Plains Inc Pulse Check Discussion Group series of meetings. The paddock walk and discussion will begin at Gall's lentil paddock (corner Pelly Rd & South Boundary Rd, St James) before moving to Alexander's albus lupin crop (NW corner Devenish-St James Rd and Boxwood Rd). The final site will be the Southern Pulse Agronomy site, McCormack Rd, Yabba South. Discussions…

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Irrigation Discussion Group – first meeting 30 August, Mulwala

August 30 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

The first meeting of the new Riverine Plains Irrigation Discussion Group will be held over breakfast on Friday 30 August, 2019, from 7:30-10:30am at our office at 4/97-103 Melbourne St, Mulwala. The Irrigation Discussion Group is being formed as part of a project led by the Irrigated Cropping Council which aims to link new and innovative GRDC research investments with local farmer-driven groups to enable farmers to be more actively involved in the irrigated grains research process. The irrigation discussion groups…

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2020 John Hanrahan Scholarship applications open until 31 August

August 31 @ 5:00 pm

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…

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September 2019

RPI Spring Tour

September 10 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tomorrow’s planned spring tour (Tuesday 10 September, 2019) will now be a tag-along tour, with car pooling encouraged. The tour will leave from Mulwala Bakery at 7:00am, also meeting at 7:30 at Brocklesby (in front of the pub), and Walla Walla at 8:15 (DJ's Fine Foods, 41 Commercial St Walla Walla, opposite Kotzur's). Visits will be made to : Garry Mickan, Walla Walla (mixed farming, lamb feedlotting) Warrick Holding, the Rock (Disc seeding systems, transitioning from tyne to disc) John…

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Riverine Plains Inc & FAR Australia Spring Field Day 24 September

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia spring field day will be held at the Riverine Research Centre, Burramine, on Tuesday 24 September 2019. The field day will involve tours of trials and discussions focussing on: The performance of cereals sown from mid-March to early May (trials includes 27 different wheat and barley varieties of different maturities) GRDC Management of early-sown wheat trials: Summary of findings of the past 3 years of work to be presented by Kenton Porker (SARDI) and…

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October 2019

Riverine Plains Inc AGM

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Riverine Plains Inc Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 14 October at 6pm at the Riverine Plains Inc Office, Shop 4, 97-103 Melbourne Street Mulwala. The meeting will be preceeded by an open committee meeting at 3pm - any interested members are warmly invited to attend one or both of these meetings.

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GRDC southern Pulse Check Meeting – Dookie, 21 October

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Riverine Plains Inc will be hosting a pre-harvest meeting of the GRDC Southern Pulse Check group at Dookie from 8:30am - 11am on Monday 21 October, 2019. The meeting will begin at 8:30 with a visit to Alexander's faba bean crop, followed by a visit to Binnie's Albus lupin crop at 9:00, before moving to Binnie's farm sheds. Special guest will be Horsham grain storage specialist Chris Warrick, from Primary Business who will talk about storing pulses, managing pests in…

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GRDC Northern Pulse Check Meeting – Rand, 21 October

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Riverine Plains Inc will be hosting a meeting of the GRDC Northern Pulse check group at Rand on Monday 21 October, 2019, from 3 to 6pm. Grain storage specialist Chris Warrick, from Primary Business, will speak on the GRDC grain storage project as well as  storing pulses, managing pests in storage and options for expanding grain storage. There will also be discussions on: Pulse harvesting Crop topping & dessication Pulse markets: Ben McClusky, Market Check The event is free and…

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