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August 2019

Dookie Pulse Check pre-canopy closure meeting – August 13

August 13, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

The Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day

November 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day will be hosted by Riverine Plains Inc on Thursday 7 November, 2019, from 11am to 4:30pm. The day will feature: Inspection of the GRDC National Variety Trials (NVT) : Cereals, Peter Matthews (NSW DPI) Inspection of the GRDC National Variety Trials (NVT): Canola,  Don McCaffery (NSW DPI) Update on cereal and canola grain markets, Adrian Clancy (Grain Brokers Australia) and Lachy Herbert (Riverina Oils) New stripe rust strains and the implications for 2020,  Andrew Millgate…

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December 2019

Irrigation Discussion Group Field Walk – Corowa, 18 December

December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The second meeting of the Riverine Plains Inc Irrigated Discussion Group will take place in the Corowa region on Wednesday 18 December  8:30am to 12:30pm (light lunch provided). The group will meet at 8:30am at “Burraja Station” (Alistair Robb's irrigated sorghum seed crop), with the session covering topics including: Pivot maintenance and managing wheel tracks: Paul Upton, Uptons Engineering Improving water use efficiency in Pivots: Paul Lavis, IK Caldwell Calculating pumping costs: Dennis Watson, DEDJTR At 10.30am, the meeting will…

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