When: Friday 4 February 2022
Time: 8.30am for breakfast, 9am presentations start
Where: Cambrai Sports Ground
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From 8.30am: Breakfast available
9am: Welcome and update from Murray Plains Farmers committee.
9.15am: NVT and Time of Sowing. Brendan Kupke, SA Research and Development Institute, will present results from the GRDC National Variety Trial Wheat and Barley plots as well as the Time of Sowing Wheat and Barley Trial, funded by SAGIT. These were one of the main trial sites visited during the MPF Crop Walk in 2020.
9.55am: Pasture options for the Murray Plains. Richard Porter, AgXtra, will present results from the ‘Pasture legume choices, establishment and persistence for the Murray Plains’ trial, funded by SAGIT. This was the second main trail site near Randell Road.
10.20am: Making pastures pay. Following the results of the pastures trial, Pinion Advisory’s Tony Craddock will present on the economics of pastures … how do we get the most out of them in a rotation, what our aims should be and what success looks like!
10.40am: Where to from here for 2022? Tony Craddock will facilitate a discussion among participants about what worked well, and what could be improved, for 2022. This discussion will reflect on the growing popularity of chickpeas and lentils in the area, how GM canola yielded and plans for 2022.
11am: Event closes
This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and landscape levies.