Spring Field Day to highlight local Research, Cereal Agronomy
Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia invites grain growers to join us for our Spring Field Day, to be held at the Riverine Research Centre, near Yarrawonga, on Thursday 28 September, 2017.
The day will have a cereal agronomy focus and also provides local growers and advisors with an opportunity to view the significant range of small plot research trials hosted at the site.
Research trials at the Riverine Research Centre include agronomy for early-sown dual-purpose wheats, fungicide and nitrogen agronomy in barley, as well as nitrogen research in wheat, so the day’s focus will be on viewing these and other trials, as well as on hearing special presentations by guest speakers
One of the feature presentations will be made by Dr Fran Lopez, from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, who will discuss the current resistance status of several important fungal diseases, as well as practical management tools to aid control in the field.
The Riverine Research Centre is host to several frost trials, so the links between frost risk and sowing date, nitrogen timing and canopy structure will be also be a key discussion.
Growers and advisors will also have the opportunity to view the dual purpose cereal research plots, sown as part of a La Trobe University project examining sowing dates, plant populations, nitrogen timing and grazing.
Other speakers include Lee Menhenett, from Incitec Pivot, who will speak about fertiliser practice in the region over the past 5 years while Dr Cassandra Schefe will present results from Riverine Plains Inc’s 2016 research into nitrogen application and NDVI technology.
The Spring Field Day will run from 9:30am – 1:30 pm on 28 September at the Riverine Research Centre, Forges Road (south of the Katamatite-Yarrawonga Road), Burramine, Victoria. Morning tea and a BBQ lunch will be provided
The Riverine Research Centre is a partnership between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia.
For more information please download the RPI & FAR Spring Field Day Flyer 2017 or contact the office on 03 5744 1713