March 17th: South East Victoria Durum Forum at Kaniva Community Hub, Webb St Kaniva.
Watch this space for more details as they develop.
2020 marks the 30th year that the first durum crops were commercially grown in South Australia. In 1990 twelve growers each multiplied two tonnes of the variety Yallaroi in order to produce 500 tonnes of seed, which in 1991 was distributed amongst another 40 growers to produce 13,700 tonnes.
Click here to read the full Durum Story written and researched by SADGA Committee Member Leith Cooper July 2020.
Is you current durum crop suffering contamination of bread wheat and barley?
SADGAs seed multipliers offer growers pure clean seed for your next plantings. SAGDA multipliers are agronomically checked and certified and crops are rouged to remove any contamination if present.
Seed varieties on offer are DBA Aurora, DBA Spes and DBA Artemis.
Seed is available at harvest until December 1. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that seed will be available after December 1 as we do not have the availability of storage to support grower needs in the new year.
Seed can be order in three ways:
All orders are subject to Terms and Conditions.
All orders received before December 1st will enjoy $100/tonne discount off the seed price.
If you are a SADGA member, in honour of your membership SADGA have applied $50/t discount.
Purchase Orders enable us to hold aside durum seed at harvest.
click on this link to download the purchase order which includes T&C and Variety License.
Need to renew or apply for membership?
Want to know more contact Deb or Trish today
SADGA has developed two very intensive spring cropwalk programs to view the southern region trial sites for our members and interested participants.
Come along to the SADGA forums to hear about varying topics that ultimately impact on your bottom line. Hear from Dr Sue Stewart (Uni Adelaide) on barley malt flavour, Dr Anh Pham (Uni Adelaide) for the latest regarding drought tolerance research in barley, and Professors Diane Mather and Jason Able (Uni Adelaide) on durum germplasm that has enhanced levels of lutein (value-adding for the durum industry) – just to name a few of the speakers and the areas in which they will focus on.
Due to COVID-19 and the border closure between SA and Victoria our South East cropwalks will only occur in South Australia. However we are looking forward to working with MacKillop Farm Management Group again this year starting at Wolseley and finishing at the Keith NVT.
Dates have been set as follows:
Wednesday, September 2nd: Mid North Durum Crop Walk at Roseworthy: Program & Maps
Our cropwalks are a free service to Durum Growers and SADGA is looking forward to you joining us on site however on this occasion REGISTRATION WILL BE ESSENTIAL.
Changes to these program will occur without notice and both events are subject to the Australian and State Government COVID-19 restrictions.
Please click on this link to register your interest for the South East https://bit.ly/30yNUoh
This cropwalk will be compliant with SA Health COVID 19 Regulations
Please do not come to this cropwalk if:
Whilst attending this cropwalk we ask that you:
* Hand Sanitizer, antiseptic wipes and signage will be provided
[Image: Rhiannon Schilling presenting at the 2019 Cropwalk at Roseworthy]