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Pulse Check Discussion Group Paddock Walk – 3 September

Riverine Plains Inc will be holding it’s next Pulse Check discussion group paddock walk and discussion on Monday 3 September 2018 from  9.30am to 12.30pm.

We will first be inspecting John Alexander’s Faba Bean Paddock (opposite the house at 320 Devenish-Wangaratta Road (on north side of road), Bungeet West) before visiting his chickpeas (north of Devenish township at the intersection of the railway line and Devenish-St James Rd (also called Boxwood Rd)).

We will then visit Gall’s chickpeas and lentils which are both located on the intersection of the Benalla-Tocumwal Rd and the St James Rd, on the south west corner of intersection (Wagarandall Road).

Discussions will include
• Paddock management strategies (for each paddock visit)
• Crop pests, disease and weeds (Bruce Larcombe, Larcombe Agronomy & Tony Kelly, Advanced Ag)
• Nodulation
• Nitrogen fixation on acid soils and pH stratification (Helen Burns, NSW DPI, Wagga Wagga)
• Managing spring pulse logistics
• Update on market developments/opportunities for lentil, chickpea and other pulses

Attendees do not need to have attended previous meetings or have any prior knowledge of pulse production. The event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments and lunch provided.

For more information please download the RPI September Pulse Check meeting flyer or to register your interest please contact: Michelle Pardy on 03 5744 1713, or email michelle@riverineplains.org.au.

The GRDC Southern Pulse Extension project is delivered by a consortium of organisations involved in the pulse industry across GRDC’s Southern region.

Pulse Check discussion group paddock walk – 3 September

Riverine Plains Inc will be holding it’s next Pulse Check paddock walk  on Monday 3 September from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

We will be first visiting John Alexander’s Faba Bean Paddock (opposite the house at 320 Devenish-Wangaratta Road (on north side of road), Bungeet West) before visiting his chickpea paddock (located near Devenish township).

We will then visit Gall’s chickpeas and lentils,  located on the intersection of the Benalla-Tocumwal Rd and the St James Rd.

Discussions will include
• Paddock management strategies (for each paddock visit)
• Crop pests, disease and weeds (Bruce Larcombe, Larcombe Agronomy & Tony Kelly, Advanced Ag)
• Nodulation
• Nitrogen fixation on acid soils and pH stratification (Helen Burns, NSW DPI, Wagga Wagga)
• Managing spring pulse logistics
• Update on market developments for lentil, chickpea and other pulses

The GRDC Southern Pulse Extension project is delivered by a consortium of organisations involved in the pulse industry across GRDC’s Southern region.

The event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments and lunch provided.

For more information please download the RPI September Pulse Check meeting flyer.

To register your interest please contact: Michelle Pardy on 03 5744 1713, email michelle@riverineplains.org.au 

 

Canola Systems Field Day – 26 July Daysdale, Coreen, Howlong

Canola systems are being examined as part of a GRDC and Riverine Plains Inc field day to be held on Thursday 26 June, 2018.

The field day will begin at a canola systems trial site at Daysdale, which was established by Farmanco in partnership with Riverine Plains Inc and designed to evaluate the profitability of different canola systems using hybrid, triazine tolerant, imi tolerant, high oleic and Roundup Ready® technologies.

The second part of the day involves visits to the GRDC Optimising canola nutrition in the southern region of NSW trials at Coreen and Howlong.

Field Day Schedule

Site 1: Oaklands – 10:00am
Visit to Riverine Plains Canola Systems trial evaluating the profitability of hybrid, triazine tolerant, imi tolerant, high oleic and Roundup Ready® varieties.

Trial Hosts: The Moloney family, 95 Saffron Rd, Daysdale, NSW
Site Location: -35.56787, 146.33404
Directions: From Oaklands, take Corowa Rd (Saffron-Oaklands Rd) east. Turn left onto Federation Way (Urana-Corowa Rd). After 2kms, turn right onto Bynedale Rd (Saffron-Rand Rd). After 2kms turn left onto Saffron Rd and travel for 1km, ‘Bingarra’ will be on the left.

Site 2: Coreen – 12 noon
Visit to Riverine Plains Inc and GRDC Canola sulphur and nitrogen nutrition trial. Includes lunch and discussion of 2017 results.

Trial Hosts: The Tomlinson family, Emu Park Rd, Coreen
Site Location: -35.72098, 146.26164 (Google Maps)

Site 3: Howlong – 2:15pm
Visit to Riverine Plains Inc and GRDC Canola sulphur and nitrogen nutrition trial, with discussion of 2017 results.

Trial Hosts: The Trevethan family, Riverina Hwy, Howlong
Site Location: -35.95017, 146.54635 (Google Maps)

Speakers will include Eric Nankivell (Farmanco) and Dr Cassandra Schefe (Riverine Plains Inc), with additional speakers to be confirmed closer to the event.

This event is free and all are welcome. Signage will be provided on the day and lunch is included.

The visits to the canola sulphur and nitrogen nutrition sites are being held as part of the GRDC investment Optimising crop nutrition in canola in the southern region of NSW.

For further information, including directions, please download the 2018 Spotlight on canola systems flyer

Farm profit in focus at Mulwala GRDC Farm Business update – 27 June

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting the Farm Business Update on June 27.

The event, which has the theme of ‘Strategic Steps: Enduring Profitability’ is designed to raise awareness and improve grower knowledge of issues relating to farm business management.

The update is an opportunity for growers and their advisers to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from grain marketing and identifying emerging technologies to succession planning.

Brad Knight from Geo Commodities will talk to growers about what to grow, where to store grain and how to determine buyers in a bid to guide marketing plans to maximise profits.

Identifying high cost paddocks and how they impact farm profit and financial performance, particularly in low income years, will be the focus of a presentation by Phil O’Callaghan from ORM.

Technology specialist Paul Higgins from Emergent Futures will explain to growers how they can assess the real value of new technologies to their farm business.

Leo Delahunty from Templemore Partners will share firsthand experiences of how effective management and succession planning can help a family farm work across generations.

The Mulwala Farm Business Update will be held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Golf Club Road, Mulwala from 8.30am to 1pm on June 27.

More information can be obtained by downloading the GRDC Mulwala update flyer, visiting https://grdc.com.au/events/list or by phoning ORM on 03 5441 6176 or emailing admin@orm.com.au.

Farm profit in focus at Mulwala GRDC update – 27 June

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting the Farm Business Update on June 27.

The event, which has the theme of ‘Strategic Steps: Enduring Profitability’ is designed to raise awareness and improve grower knowledge of issues relating to farm business management. The program is as follows:

  • Brad Knight from Geo Commodities  –  marketing plans to maximise profits inlcuding what to grow, where to store grain and how to determine buyers in a bid.
  • Phil O’Callaghan from ORM  –  Identifying high cost paddocks; how they impact farm profit and financial performance, particularly in low income years.
  • Paul Higgins from Emergent Futures – assessing the real value of new technologies to their farm business.
  • Leo Delahunty from Templemore Partners –  effective management and succession planning to help a family farm work across generations.The Mulwala Farm Business Update will be held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Golf Club Road, Mulwala from 8.30am to 1pm on June 27.

    More information can be obtained by downloading the GRDC Mulwala update flyer, visiting https://grdc.com.au/events/list or by phoning ORM on 03 5441 6176 or emailing admin@orm.com.au.

 

Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor Demonstration, Culcairn

To investigate the impact of different harvest weed management techniques on ryegrass weed seed banks, the GRDC have invested in the Harvest Weed Seed Control in the Southern Region project (SFS00032 led by Southern Farming Systems).

As part of the project, Riverine Plains Inc, together with Farmlink, are holding an Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) demonstration day at Sherwyn Rd, Culcairn (Eastern end) on Wednesday 20th December from 10.00am til 12 noon.

The iHSD is a mill that is fitted to a combine harvester to process the chaff fraction of harvest waste,with the mechanical action of the mills acting to destroy the weed seeds.

For the demonstration, Graham Kotzur will use a harvester fitted with an iHSD fitted to harvest canola,  and will talk about the pros and cons of using the machine.

Kate Coffey will also speak briefly about the Riverine Plains Inc trial work evaluating the impact of harvest height, chaff removal and harvest timing on weed seed banks.

For further information download the iHSD demonstration day flyer or contact Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc, (03) 5744 1713.

GRDC Grains Research Update (Corowa)

GRDC Grains Research Update (Corowa)

Venue: Corowa RSL, 30 Betterment Parade, Corowa NSW

The GRDC Grains Research Update provides a unique forum for growers and advisers to learn from and network with leading industry professionals.

Topics Include:

  • Opportunities and challenges for continuous cropping systems  – John Kirkegaard (CSIRO)
  • Strategic tillage – The Verdict – Mark Conyers (NSW DPI)
  • Riverine Plains Research in Progress  – Cassandra Schefe (RPI)
  • Living with the Russian Wheat Aphid – Frank Peairs, Colorado State University and Rachel Taylor-Hukins (NSW DPI)
  • South American Agricultural Study Tour – Roy Hamilton (RPI member)
  • Strategies to Manage Weed Seed Blowouts in 2017 – Greg Condon (GrassRoots Agronomy) and
  • Michael Walsh (University of Sydney)

Following lunch (2.00 pm to 3.30 pm), there will be an informal question and answer forum with Frank Peairs on the Russian Wheat Aphid

Please see the 2017 GRDC Corowa update invite for  further details.

Morning tea, lunch and proceedings booklet are included

Contact Name: Matt McCarthy

Contact Email Address: admin@orm.com.au

Contact Phone: 03 5441 6176

Contact Website: http://www.orm.com.au/events/eventdetail/123/-/grdc-grains-research-update-corowa-nsw

Cost (in AUD$): $30.00 per person, $20.00 per additional people from the same business

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