Positions Vacant: SADGA Treasurer

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association is now seeking a person for the role of

SADGA TREASURER

Position will become vacant from July 1st, 2020 or filled by prior appointment. Applications close 13th December 2019.

Role is a contractor position for the financial management of SADGA of the maintenance and reporting of accurate financial records and includes but not limited to:

  • Receipt, Payment and Raising of all invoices
  • Reconciliation and reporting of all financial records
  • Sound skills in financial management
  • Knowledge of website and social media communication
  • Knowledge of the Grains and Farming Industry

Job and person specifications are available on request.

Please note, applicants must have full rights to work in Australia, sponsorship is not available for this role

Enquiries: SADGAsecretary@gmail.com 0481322821

2020 SADGA Bustrip, Tour & Forum

SAVE THE DATE Wednesday 26th, February 2020
The SADGA team with the generous support of San Remo and The Waite are changing the 2020 Forum format to take the form of 2 Buses, 2 Tours, 1 Forum after lunch and 2 course Dinner with guest speaker.

One bus will leave Clare, the other from Nhill to come together in Adelaide to tour both the San Remo Milling Facility, a rare opportunity to see and understand the process of turning durum into high quality pasta and the Waite Campus, where you will see robotics at work in the plant accelerator, and the state-of-the- art lab, Hugh Wallwork’s famous terraces and his glass houses where Hugh does all his crossings. After that, we convene the Forum in the Charles Hawker Conference Centre where you’ll hear all the durum information you need to know including varieties, markets, chemical and trial results. We finish the day around 6:00 pm with a complimentary two course meal at Beltana Cafe at the Waite and special guest dinner speaker. Then it’s back on the bus for the trip home to Clare and Nhill.

If you are keen to attend the tour and hop on the bus, reserve your seat today!
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL click on the link to book your tickets.
https://www.trybooking.com/BGHCD      2020 Bustrip and Forum Program 
For more information or help with reservations please contact:
John Green 0427 101 482 or Deb Baum 0481 322 821
This tour, the forum and the dinner is generously supported by San Remo and SADGA.

2019 SADGA Cropwalks

SA South East / Vic West Wimmera Cropwalk held October 9th, 2019

This year SADGA collaborated with The MacKillop Group to enable attendees from across the region to view trials and hear speakers from the various sites. The day started with a BBQ  luncheon at Wolseley Community & Recreation Centre and finished with BBQ at Alwyn Dyer’s. The day was full of facts findings and fellowship together with a first hand look at the 3 new durum varieties recently released by DBA and AGT.

Key topics  seen and heard on the day were:

  • New varieties released by Durum Breeders and AGT
  • MFMG Elders Oats and Durum Trials
  • NVT Trial Tour
  • Uni of Adelaide Trial Tour
  • Eurofins Trial Tour
  • Seed Terminator tyre kicker.

Click here to view the SE/West Wimmera Cropwalk program  and 2019 MAP Kaniva_NVT_UoA_Dyers.

Click on the link to view the video of what we saw at Wolseley and Kaniva

Mid North  – Roseworthy Cropwalk was held September 11th, 2019

Click here to view the MN Cropwalk program  and 2019 MN Cropwalk Map

Key topics delivered on the day were:

  • The release of 3 New Durum Varieties
  • SAGIT Nitrogen Use Efficiency
  • Crown Rot
  • NUFARM New Knockdown Trials
  • GRDC Sodic Trial and SAGIT Drone Project
  • GRDC Barley Malt Flavour Project
  • AGT Research Facility Tour

So you couldn’t make it, click on the link below and you see what we got up to!

2019 Roseworthy Trial site near Roseworthy College up to 40 Growers, Researchers and Industry Reps present on the day.

Click here for MEDIA RELEASE for Mid North Roseworthy Cropwalk approved for use.

Both programs are subject to change without notice, for enquiries call

Deb Baum 0481 322 821 SADGAsecretary@gmail.com

DBA Artemis

DBA Artemis

Release by Dr Jason Able at Roseworthy Sept 11,2019

Variety Snapshot

  • DBA Artemis has a small yield potential advantage over DBA Aurora (but region dependent)
  • Screenings levels and disease profile are comparable to both Aurora and Spes
  • Artemis is well adapted for production in the southern wheat growing areas of Australia (SA & Vic)
  • Well suited to early-sowing (early May) or mid-sowing (mid-late May)
  • Is tolerant to a range of common grass and broadleaf herbicides
  • Is WQA approved and is classified ADR in Southern Australia (SA & Vic)

Breeder Comments

Trial data to date suggests that DBA Artemis will be at least comparable or slightly better than Aurora in SA’s Yorke Peninsula and the West Wimmera, respectively. There does not appear to be any significant yield advantage for the broad MN area with this new variety, when compared to Aurora, based on long-term NVT data (Table 1).

The origin of DBA Artemis is from the combination of two fixed lines. The maternal parent of these is Menshia54/2*Kalka/Worrakatta//Tamaroi/Kalka/Kalka/Tamaroi, which was crossed to the paternal parent Kalka*4/Tamaroi.

Risk Factors

Yield vs Protein: As with very high yielding varieties such as DBA Aurora, DBA Artemis may also result in lower levels of protein due to its high yielding performance. Therefore an N management strategy should be implemented by growers that focuses on both grain yield and protein.

Table 1. DBA Artemis yield performance in southern national variety trials (NVT) averaged across three years of trials (2016-2018). Data for each variety is expressed as a % above or below the area mean. Where * is data from 2017-2018 only.

Table 2. DBA Artemis disease resistance ratings compared to current commercial varieties in the southern region. Abbreviations as follows: YLS (Yellow Leaf Spot), Prn (P. neglectus), Prt (P. thornei), CCN (Cereal Cyst Nematode); CRR (Common Root Rot), CR (Crown Rot). This is the 2018 consensus ratings from NVT. Subscript P stands for a provisional rating.

Table 3. DBA Artemis screenings levels in southern NVT averaged across three years (2016-2018, where available) when compared to other commercially grown durum varieties

 

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the GRDC and San Remo for funding support to the University of Adelaide’s breeding program. DBA is a national initiative established between the University of Adelaide, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the GRDC. National Variety Trial (NVT) data has been used in compiling this fact sheet and the GRDC is acknowledged for its use.

DBA Spes

Dr Jason Able released the new variety Spes at the Roseworthy and South East  crop-walks in spring 2018. Dr Able states that DBA Spes assists in alleviating some of the risk associated wit growing durum and improves durum’s fit in the farming system rotation.

Variety Snapshot

  • DBA Spes maintains a high relative yield
  • Slightly superior resistance to stem rust
  • Equivalent or slightly superior disease resistance package to other diseases
  • Acceptable protein average
  • Delivers improved grain size over older varieties.

For more information on DBA Spes see fact sheet:
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