Riverine Plains Inc has partnered with FAR Australia to establish the Riverine Research Centre. This exciting collaboration provides an independent focal point for regional and national research projects in the Victorian/NSW border region.
Located at Burramine, south west of Yarrawonga, the Riverine Research Centre is a dedicated crop research site that is host to a number of small plot research trials annually. This season, the Riverine Research Centre is undertaking research on early-sown long season wheats, the influence of frost on cereals, barley agronomy (fungicide & N interaction), and nitrogen research in wheat, among other trials.
Spring Field Day
The Riverine Research Centre Spring Field Day was held on Thursday 28 September. Around 65 growers, advisors and industry representatives toured the important local research being undertaken at the site.
Attendees also enjoyed a number of engaging presentations from Dr Fran Lopez (fungicide resistance), Lee Menhenett (fertiliser) as well as from Nick Poole, Michael Straight and Cassandra Schefe who presented on various aspects of cereal agronomy.
The Riverine Research Centre also provides a key research site for projects with national coverage and objectives, allowing for more targeted and efficient investment into local grains research, development and extension. In establishing the Riverine Research Centre, Riverine Plains and FAR Australia are also seeking to work with other sectors of the agricultural industry to provide the highest quality field research outcomes.