Buraja Recreation Reserve

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting 2017


Riverine Plains Inc invites growers to attend Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting, to be held on February 2, 2017. The meeting is an opportunity for local farmers to discuss the harvest that was, the lessons learnt from 2016 and the challenges likely to arise in the season ahead. This event continues the tradition started by the late John Sykes and is named in his honour.

“Riverine Plains is particularly proud to be associated with this long-standing and important community event” said Riverine Plains Inc Extension Officer, Dr Cassandra Schefe.

“With the experiences of a particularly wet 2016 growing season still fresh in mind, the forum provides an ideal opportunity to flesh out the issues of 2016 and work out some strategies in preparation for the 2017 winter cropping season” she said.

The day will start with a post-harvest debrief session, run by Mark Harris from Rural Management Strategies. Mark will also address key aspects of preparing for the year ahead.

Using results from the NVT and other trials, Nick Poole from FAR Australia will speak on the best wheat variety options for the region, while Felicity Harris from NSW DPI will speak on Barley varieties. Rohan Brill from NSW DPI will speak on canola varieties and Lisa Castleman from Riverina Local Land Services will speak on the best bet pulse options for 2017.

Tim Glass from Lachstock Consulting will then present on aspects of grain marketing for the year ahead.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting will be held on Thursday 2nd February, 2017 at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall, commencing at 9am sharp until 12:30pm. All are welcome to this free event and a BBQ lunch will be provided afterwards. No RSVP is necessary.

For more information please contact Riverine Plains at extension@riverineplains.com.au, (03) 5744 1713 / 0419 238 798 or visit our new website at riverineplains.org.au

Please see the Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting Flyer 2017 for further details