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 2018 Riverine Research Centre Spring Open Day will be held on Thursday 27 September from 10am to 1:30pm.
Speakers will include:
- Dr James Hunt, La Trobe University – Performance of winter wheats and spring wheats over a range of mid-March to late April sowing dates.
- Guest Farmer – Eric Watson from Wakanui, Canterbury, New Zealand – farming practices and systems behind his recent world record wheat crop.
- Michael Straight and Nick Poole, FAR Australia – Winter barley and it’s place in the region
- Rachel Coombes, Agriculture Victoria Graduate Research Agronomist and Ian Trevethan, Riverine Plains Inc – Early sowing of winter wheat in the Riverine Plains Region with rapid results
- Dr Maarten van Helden, SARDI – Russian Wheat Aphid – The results of the latest monitoring across SE Australia
- Danny Byrnes, NSW DPI – Drought information and services
Please download the 2018 Riverine Research Centre Open Day Flyer for further information
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.