Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting – the harvest that was and the season that will be

Riverine Plains Inc will again host the annual Buraja Meeting at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall on Thursday 4 February 2016.

Held in memory of the late John Sykes, a popular border agronomist who first instigated the “Buraja Meeting” in 1983, the informal agronomic update will consist of a post-harvest debrief, planning for the upcoming season and marketing.

Yarrawonga farmer and Riverine Plains committee member Adam Inchbold said the Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting was different to the usual conference model. “It is interactive and a general forum for all farmers, it is a think tank that farmers can contribute to”.

Mark Harris from Rural Management Strategies will provide a post-harvest debrief, and highlight some key points to consider in the year ahead.

Variety choices and agronomic management of all key crops will be discussed. Wheat will be covered by Nick Poole from FAR Australia, Lisa Castleman from Riverina Local Land Services will discuss barley variety and management, canola options will be presented by Don McCaffery from NSW DPI and Trevor Bray from Unigrain will discuss pulse options relevant to the region. Grain marketing will also be covered by Tim Glass from Lachstock Consulting.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting will run from 9am to noon and all are welcome. A BBQ lunch will be provided and no RSVP is required.

For further information contact Riverine Plains on (03) 5744 1713 or email