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Pulse Field Walk, Bundalong

Join us for a Pulse Field Walk with FAR Australia as part of their annual Victorian Spring Field Day at Bundalong, on Friday 13 October, 2023.

The day kicks off at 8:30am and will feature a tour of the Victoria pulse agronomy research site, as well as the animal manures for nutrition trial.

To register, or for further information, please click here (links to an external site).

Pulse Field Walk with FAR Australia, Daysdale

Join us for a Pulse Field Walk with FAR Australia as part of their annual Spring Field Day, on Thursday 12 October, 2023.

The day kicks off at 9am at Balldale, and will feature a tour of the NSW pulse agronomy research site, with comparisons of different pulses for yield and nitrogen fixation, as well as fungicide strategies in faba beans.

The day also includes wheat and barley varieties, and their agronomy.

To register, or for further information, please click here (links to an external site).

Pulse Agronomy Field Day review (Bundalong)

Pulse Agronomy Field Day – key messages from the Bundalong Field Day

Disease and harvestability were the hot topics at the GRDC, FAR Australia and Brill Ag Pulse Agronomy Field Day, on 28 October at Bundalong.  The wet conditions in Daysdale resulted in just the one field day being delivered in Bundalong, however results to date from both trial sites were presented. 

The day was well received by 35 local agronomists and farmers from the region. Speakers included Ben Morris and Tom Price (FAR Australia) and Rohan Brill (Brill Ag). 

Discussions highlighted the outbreak of chocolate spot, particularly in the past few weeks, even with robust fungicide programs in place.  The outbreak of chocolate spot, coupled with waterlogged conditions have reduced yield expectations for faba bean crops in the region.  Harvesting beans will also be challenging, because the crops have fallen over (lodged).  The group discussed whether to windrow beans; this may have several advantages, however one of the main disadvantages includes rainfall soon after windrowing, which could lead to mould developing in the rows. 

The GRDC’s Pulse Agronomy investment is designed to close the economic yield gap and maximise the farming system benefits from grain legume production.  In the low disease year of 2021, there were yield responses at Buraja (2021 NSW site) to fungicide in PBA Bendoc, but not in PBA Amberley, which reflects difference in genetic resistance to disease.  At the Bundalong site, disease levels were low and there were no yield responses to the application of fungicide in PBA Samira in 2021.  The 2022 season  has been the opposite, and the trials will provide some good information on best bet fungicide programs.    

Despite some disappointment in disease levels in commercial faba bean crops, most agronomists were pragmatic about the benefits faba beans will provide the farming system. There was an estimated 15-17 t/ha of above ground biomass in the best trial plots, which potentially (with good nodulation) could fix 350-400 kg/ha nitrogen and boost grain crops for the next 2-3 seasons.  

The key points for growing a hyper yielding faba bean crop are: well applied inoculant, good plant density, variety selection, a robust fungicide program and sowing early enough to grow sufficient biomass (14t/ha) at harvest. 

Source: FAR Australia, FIELD DAY -BUNDALONG HANDOUT, Friday 14th October 2022. 

The Field Day Booklet can be sourced at: 

221014_Bundalong-Pulse-Field-Day-Booklet_FINAL.pdf (faraustralia.com.au) 

221014_Daysdale-Pulse-Field-Day-Booklet_FINAL.pdf (faraustralia.com.au) 

 

FAR Australia & Riverine Plains Pulse Field Day, Daysdale – postponed (new date TBA)

The FAR Australia Pulse Field Day at Daysdale, scheduled for Friday 14 October, has unfortunately been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

FAR Australia & Riverine Plains Pulse Field Day, Bundalong – postponed (new date TBA)

The FAR Australia Bundalong Pulse Field Day scheduled for Friday 14 October, 2022 has unfortunely been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

 

In Season Update – August 16

The Riverine Plains In-Season Update will be held in the Rutherglen region on Tuesday 16 August from 8:30am – 1pm.

The update will be held across three different sessions (at three different paddock and event sites); For further information about site locations, speaker details and topics, please see the flyer below.

Register using the QR code below or via https://www.stickytickets.com.au/OOGCP  

 

 

GRDC Howlong Local Forum, Field Walk & SNSW Drought & Innovation Hub Launch – 11 July

Riverine Plains is hosting an afternoon of field walks and discussions for grain growers at ‘Trevethan Farms’, 6252 Riverina Highway, Howlong, from 1-5pm on Monday 11 July, 2022. 

This event includes

  • Welcome (Graeme Sandral, GRDC) and launch of the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (Rhiannan McPhee, Riverine Plains)
  • GRDC Local Grower Network Forum to discuss ideas, opportunities, and constraints relevant to the grains industry, assisting in the development of GRDC RD&E activities (Chris Minehan, Rural Management Strategies)
  • GRDC grain storage – topical issues (Chris Warrick, Primary Business)
  • Field walk through GRDC Irrigated Faba beans (Ben Morris, FAR Australia) and Hyper Yielding Crops demonstrations (Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains)
  • CSI Innovation trial update on innovation sites (Jane McInnes)

Please RSVP for catering purposes by Tuesday 5th July to Chris Minehan – GRDC Grower Network Facilitator E: chris@rmsag.com.au M: 0427213660 or Kate Coffey – Riverine Plains Project Officer E: kate@riverineplains.org.au M: 0427141221

To download a printable version of the flyer, please click here

This event will be followed by the Hyper Yielding Crops Results and Awards evening from 6:30 – 9:00pm at De Bortoli Wines, Rutherglen. To register to attend the awards, please visit https://faraustralia.com.au/events/hyper-yielding-crops-nsw-harvest-results-and-awards/

SNSW Drought and Innovation Hub Launch and GRDC grower forum day at Howlong, July 2022

FAR Australia Pulse Field Walk – 8 October, Bundalong

As part of the GRDC Victorian Pulse Agronomy Project, FAR Australia is hosting a Pulse Field Day for Victorian farmers (excluding locked-down local government areas) on Friday 8 October, 2021, from 2-4pm at Bundalong (Victoria).

Due to COVID restrictions, registrations are essential to rachel.hamilton@faraustralia.com.au or phone 0428 843 456.

To download or print the pdf version of this flyer, please click here.

FAR Australia Pulse Field Day – 8 October, Coreen

As part of the NSW Pulse Agronomy Project, FAR Australia is hosting a GRDC Pulse Field Walk for NSW farmers (excluding those from locked-down local government areas) on Friday 8 October, 2021, from 10am-12pm at ‘Stratherne’, Coreen (NSW).

Due to COVID restrictions, registrations are essential to rachel.hamilton@faraustralia.com.au or phone 0428 843 456.

To download or print the pdf version of this flyer, please click here.

FAR Australia Pulse Field Walk – 8 October, Coreen

FAR Australia is hosting a GRDC Pulse Field Walk for NSW farmers on Friday 8 October, 2021, from 10am-12pm at ‘Stratherne’, Coreen (NSW) as part of the NSW Pulse Agronomy Project.

Due to COVID restrictions, registrations are essential to rachel.hamilton@faraustralia.com.au or phone 0428 843 456.

To download or print the pdf version of this flyer, please click here.

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