THE seeding season is almost here and the Hart Field-Site Group is again presenting its free Getting The Crop In seminar on Wednesday, March 13, to help farmers prepare.
Hart chairman and Spalding farmer Damien Sommerville says this year’s event will be particularly relevant coming off the back of a dry year,
“Coming out of a dry season, we’ve got so many different things to consider,” he said. “Issues like less cover in some paddocks, potential herbicide residues, and some might be wondering how the trials at the Hart Field-Site went in a dry year and how that latest research fits into a dry finish to prepare for similar years.
“It’s also a great chance to see where the international markets are heading and given we’ve had record prices this year to find out how long that might remain the case and what might trigger a change in prices.”
Rabobank grains and oilseeds senior analyst Cheryl Kalisch Gordon will give an overview of market trends.
And with weather always a ‘hot’ topic, seasonal risk agronomist Dale Grey from Agriculture Vic will present via video link on SA's autumn-winter outlook.
Yorke Peninsula farmer Ben Wundersitz will give an insider’s view of his and wife Belinda’s farm, Anna Binna.
The property’s cropping has grown significantly in the past 20 years and Mr Wundersitz will give an insight into how that has been possible, the impact of introducing lentils into areas previously thought impossible, and how benchmarking has provided some powerful data for growing the business.
The Hart 2018 Trials Results book will also be launched, and Hart research and extension manager Sarah Noack will present the key trial results across a range of varieties, agronomy and paddock surveys.
David Keetch from Nufarm and independent agronomist Craig Davis will speak on the challenges of soil residual herbicides.
Getting The Crop In kicks off from 8am at The Influencers Church, Stradbrooke Road, Clare.
- Details: Register at hartfieldsite.org.au