As many growers had weed issues last season due to poor access to wet paddocks, there has been widespread interest in harvest weed seed management. In response to this, Riverine Plains has organised a local tour on Tuesday 24th of January to look at a number of different weed seed management tools and machinery modifications utilised over the recent harvest.
The tour will start at the Howlong bakery at 9am, to return by about 4pm (if it includes a trip to Violet Town), and will see:
- Ian Trevethan, Howlong – has built an addition to the header to direct chaff/ weed seeds on top of straw windrow for baling burning.
- Curt Severin, Brocklesby – has built an elevator to capture all chaff from the header and direct it into trailing bin, to be dumped and pressed into bales.
- Chris Blomeley, Mulwala, with a chaff deck.
There may be an opportunity to look at a baler connected to a harvester at Violet Town, which will be confirmed by Friday (hopefully).
If you are interested in attending, please let the Riverine Plains office know (03) 5744 1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am Monday.
If there is enough interest, we can organise a bus. Otherwise, carpooling will be arranged at the Howlong Bakery.