The programs for both forums have now been developed and are proving again there is still more we need to know about durums including the supportive agronomy which improves yields and grain quality, logistics and marketing both nationally and globally.

These events are supported by the generosity of our sponsors and offer free entry to SADGA members with non-members entry set at $35pp.

A San Remo pasta lunch is available for those who wish to further their conversations with our researchers and industry partners at a cost of $15 per person.

Both events will following COVID SAFE regulations and check-in on arrival will be required.

Registration is essential. The system will issue a zero balance invoice, however Treasurer Trish will issue you an invoice for lunch @ $15 pp and for non-member forum entry @ $35 pp.  Please follow the prompts on the following links to register your tickets.

March 3rd: Mid North Durum Forum at the Balaklava Sports Club, Ralli Park

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March 17th: South East Victoria Durum Forum at Kaniva Community Hub via Webb St 

Please note: Should state borders close, or the situation becomes difficult to conduct a successful forum, our alternative venue will be the Wolseley Community & Recreation Centre.

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2021 SADGA MN DURUM FORUM (Click to download)

2021 SADGA SA & VIC DURUM FORUM (Click to download)

Happy 30th Anniversary Durum!

2020 is the 30th Anniversary of the release of Durum Seed in Southern Australia

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.

SADGA provides clean pure durum seed

Are you thinking of growing Durum in 2021?

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:

  • 4 tonne minimum order for seed ordered in bulk off header
  • 4 tonne minimum order for seed ordered in bulk and cleaned off header
  • 1 tonne minimum order for seed ordered in bulker bags via seed cleaning facility.

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

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?

click on this link to download SADGA Membership and Benefits Form

Want to know more contact Deb or Trish today

SADGAsecretary@gmail.com or SADGAtreasurer@gmail.com

2020 SADGA Cropwalks

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.

Wednesday, October 7th: South East of South Australia Comibined SADGA/MFMG Crop Walk commencing at Wolseley Community & Recreation Centre.  Program and Maps V4 (Updated 06/10/20) or Program Only

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:

  • You are feeling unwell
  • Have travelled interstate / overseas within the last 2 weeks

Whilst attending this cropwalk we ask that you:

  • Practise good hygiene
  • Observe physical distancing (1.5m) wherever possible
  • Register your attendance with SADGA prior to the event or on the day with your full name and contact information.

* Hand Sanitizer, antiseptic wipes and signage will be provided

[Image: Rhiannon Schilling presenting at the 2019 Cropwalk at Roseworthy]