YP AG Farmer Technology Day attracts a crowd | PHOTOS

YP AG Farmer Technology Day attracts a crowd | PHOTOS

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About 130 farmers, agronomists and industry members converged on Bute on Wednesday for the annual YP AG Farmer Technology Day.

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About 130 farmers, agronomists and industry members converged on Bute on Wednesday for the annual YP AG Farmer Technology Day.

Results from a variety of trials were presented, including time of sowing trials for wheat, barley, lentils and canola, as well as experiments looking at the effects of sowing seed and depth, and broadleaf control in conventional lentils.

Information about products to help tackle abiotic stress management in lentils - including Pulse Aider from Wilchem and Crop Extra from Sipcam - was also presented.

Anton Mannes, Pacific Seeds and Paul Jenke, Pioneer Seeds, gave insights into the lifting of the GM moratorium in SA, including the importance of keeping GM seed separated from non-GM seed.

YP AG Yorketown agronomist Malcolm Johnson also took growers through a herbicide matrix, where 20 different treatments were each applied to 17 crop varieties in a gridplot layout.

Stock Journal's CLAIRE HARRIS went along and took these snaps.

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