Riverine Research Centre Open Day – 27 September

Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia will host the Riverine Research Centre Spring Open Day at Burramine, near Yarrawonga, this Thursday 27 September, 2018.

The Riverine Research Centre is host to a number of cereal agronomy research trials and the Centre Open Day will provide an opportunity to view this local research as well as providing an opportunity to discuss the current dry season and the significant impact of recent frost events.

Dr James Hunt, from La Trobe University will talk about results from a GRDC investment looking at crop management for early sown, slow developing wheats. Discussions around this and other research being conducted at the site will also provide further information for growers on how to identify frost damage as well as how to manage frost risk into the future.

Eric Watson, from Canterbury New Zealand, will discuss the farming practices and systems that supported his recent world record irrigated wheat crop of 16.71 tonnes per hectare.

Dr Maarten van Helden from SARDI will also provide the latest information of the monitoring taking place for Russian Wheat Aphid across south eastern Australia, while other presentations will include Riverine Plains Inc funded research into the early sowing of winter wheat cultivars and the potential for winter barley cultivars.

The Open Day will run from 9am – 12pm on 27 September at the Riverine Research Centre, corner Forges Road and Odeas Road (Beatties Road), Burramine, Victoria. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

The Riverine Research Centre is a partnership between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia.
For more information please contact Fiona Hart at, or (03) 5744 1713 or download the 2018 Riverine Research Centre Open Day Flyer

Riverine Research Centre Open Day – Burramine (Yarrawonga)

The FAR Australia and Riverine Plains Inc Spring Field Day will be held at the Riverine Research Centre on Thursday 27 September from 9:00am-12:00pm

Discussions will include:

  • Winter wheat versus spring wheat – Dr James Hunt, La Trobe University will speak about the
    performance of winter wheats and spring wheats over a range of mid-March to late April sowing dates.
  • Guest Farmer Speaker – Eric Watson from Wakanui, Canterbury, New Zealand will discuss the farming practices and systems that lay behind his recent world record wheat crop and the work that goes into setting a recognised world record.
  • Do winter barley cultivars have a place in the Riverina? – Michael Straight and Nick Poole, FAR Australia
    will discuss the difference between this winter germplasm and what is currently grown in the region
  • Early sowing of winter wheat in the Riverine Plains Region with rapid results – Rachel Coombes,
    Agriculture Victoria Graduate Research Agronomist and Ian Trevethan, Riverine Plains Inc.
  • Russian Wheat Aphid – The results of the latest monitoring across SE Australia – Dr Maarten van Helden, SARDI.
  • Drought information – Danny Byrnes, Rural Resilience Officer, NSW DPI will outline the network of
    services available during the current drought.

The Riverine Research Centre is a partnership between Riverine Plains Inc and FAR Australia. The open day is a terrific opportunity to view and discuss the range of research trials sown locally.

Lunch is provided. Post open day refreshments provided by MARS Petcare with information on the Australian Cool Farm Initiative.

For further information please contact: Riverine Plains Inc Phone: 03 5744 1713 or download the 2018 Riverine Research Centre Open Day Flyer


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