Spring crop day in Lower South East

Spring crop day in Lower South East

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​THE MacKillop Farm Management Group is hosting a spring field day at Conmurra on Wednesday, October 25.

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THE MacKillop Farm Management Group is hosting a spring field day at Conmurra on Wednesday, October 25.

The event will give the Lower South East agricultural industry a chance to look at wheat, barley and legume varietal trials, as well as presentations on a variety of topics from guest speakers.

Due to the high rainfall experienced in that part of the region, the southern field day will provide different information to the recent MFMG Keith Field Day.

This event will be held at the MFMG Conmurra trial site and speakers will start from 1pm.

Topics include:

  • Disease management in high rainfall cropping programs - Nick Poole from FAR Australia will discuss how to make the most of all that water. Nick will also discuss the opportunities for high input wheat and barley alongside Naracoorte agronomist James Heffernan.
  • Cereals - High Input Wheat and Barley trial results. SARDI’s Kenton Porker will give a barley update while Colin Edmunson from Advanta Seeds will talk about the latest in wheat options for high rainfall.
  • Understanding soil physical properties and its implications for crop and nutrient management. Dr Melissa Fraser, from PIRSA Rural Solutions SA says it's important to know your soils bulk density as this helps to make decisions when cropping or planting.
  • Keeping it healthy, pulses for every scenario - pulse disease management, and alternative pulses, messina and linseed trial results with Jenny Davidson, SARDI.
  • Sowing options for the high rainfall
  • Dual-purpose canola for SA’s high rainfall zone - Amanda Pearce, SARDI,
  • Harvest weed management options (chaff carts, chaff lines and narrow windrow burning) - Felicity Turner MFMG
  • Integrated cereal disease management - Hugh Wallwork PIRSA-SARDI Adelaide.

MFMG chief executive officer Charlie Crozier says he looks forward to the Lower South East Field Day each year as it provides farmers with an opportunity to gain knowledge and hear about new research and results, while catching up with others in the industry.

“We are very lucky to have highly regarded speakers such as Nick Poole from FAR Australia whose research is developed in conjunction with growers and industry to address issues facing cropping farmers,” he said.

  • Details: Danielle England 0429 676 077 or dengland@mackillopgroup.com.au
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