Although the weather was wet and cold many attended from SE, Victoria & NSW the SE/Victorian Crop Walk. The day began with a BBQ at the Jolpac site; from there we looked at the Durum versus Bread wheat trial sites conducted by Nathan Tink & Jason Able.
Durum Wheat Seed
Available at Harvest time
Order now to secure your seed
Available bulk direct off header 4T minimum
Order before 2nd December and comply with the terms and conditions of the purchase order for $100/tonne discount
Also available Cleaned in 1T bulker bags
Southern Australia Durum Growers Association Inc
Order Form on Website
then email: SADGAtreasurer@gmail.com
or contact Jan Crawford
Fax 0886624089 / Mob. 0419812810
Approximately 35 interested farmers and industry representatives attended the Mid North Crop Walk which commenced at Roseworthy College Trial Site after which the group had an enjoyable lunch at the Roseworthy Hotel, and subsequently visited the Turretfield trial site.
The day began with an unexpected visit from Ramesh Segaran from URAF, University of Adelaide with his drone which he demonstrated and spoke to the group regarding the value of this asset and its uses in agriculture and how these drones are used on trial sites.
“Sky-High: Looking down from a drone shot at the Roseworthy Durum field day on the 7th September 2016, where the SAGIT-funded durum wheat vs bread wheat gross margin trials are sown. These trials, along with several others were discussed. Thanks to Ramesh at URAF, the University of Adelaide for taking the time to talk drones with the audience and capturing this image.”
The Durum Pre-Seeding Forums for 2017 are:
Tarlee, SA, Wednesday, March 15th 2017
Horsham, Vic, Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association committee held its annual meeting on Monday 4th July and welcomed two new members onto the Committee. Simon Mildren from Mundoora, South Australia and Nick May from Balaklava, South Australia have replaced the retiring members Bruce Crawford and Chris Heinjus.
The SADGA committee continues with Alwyn Dyer as Chairperson and Ben Hunt as Vice – Chairperson. Sponsorship Management continues to be ably undertaken by John Green with one of our new members, Simon Mildren supporting him in Research Management.
The SADGA committee acknowledged the huge commitment, time and dedication that Neville Sharpe has provided to the Durum Industry and also to the SADGA committee over the life of the industry in South Australia. Neville is stepping down from his position as Seed Manager from July 2016, but will continue on the committee working to promote Durum across Southern Australia.
Seed Management has some considerable changes moving forward from July 2016.
The SADGA committee have endorsed a sub – committee for the multiplication, sales and management of Durum seed. This committee comprises:
Alwyn Dyer – Chairperson Ben Hunt – Vice Chairperson
Jan Crawford – Treasurer Michael Jasechke – certified seed grower
Jason Able – Wheat Breeder for University of Adelaide.
All communication relating to the purchase and sales of Durum seed is to be referred to the Treasurer, Jan Crawford, Ph: 0419 812 810 from 1st July 2016. Other enquiries relating to Durum can be made to the Chairperson or one of the committee members.