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SAVE THE DATE: Mid North and South East Durum Growers Crop Walks 2017

The dates have been set for the upcoming 2017 Durum Growers crop walks:

SADGA Mid-North Durum Crop Walk

WHEN: Wednesday, 6th September, 2017
WHERE: Commencing from 9:30 am at Turretfield/Kingsford Trial Site
TOPICS to be discussed include:

  • Crown Rot
  • Durum Wheat vs Bread Wheat
  • New Varieties
  • Dispersive Soils
  • Drone Technology
  • CAIGE Trial (CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation)
  • PBR and Line Multiplication
  • Barley Varieties

Click here to download comprehensive Mid North crop walk program

Click Here to download Mid North Crop Walk Map

SADGA South East & Victoria Durum Crop Walk 

WHEN: Wednesday, 11th October, 2017
WHERE: Commencing at 12 noon (SA Time) with BBQ lunch at Wolseley Community & Recreation Centre
TOPICS to be discussed include:

  • Gross Margins Durum v Bread Wheat v Milling Oats
  • Crown Rot
  • New Varieties
  • CAIGE Trial (CIMMYT Australia ICARDA Germplasm Evaluation)
  • Nitrogen Use Efficiency

Click here to download comprehensive SE crop walk program

Please do not hesitate to contact John Green or Alwyn Dyer for further information about our crop walk programs

Maps will be posted on this page closer to date.

Good weather provided successful day for Mid North Crop Walk

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. drone-of-trial-site

“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.”
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South East/West Wimmera Durum Crop Walk 2015

1 Jason Able, Nathan Tink and Lachie Eats at Jolpac rural suppies site Bordertown Two very successful days were held in South East West Wimmera area in early October. The crop walk included a variety of presentations both in South Australia south east and over the border at Kaniva. Trials that were viewed:

  • Jolpac trials of durum and bread wheat and time of seeding trials. (see photo Nathan Tink, Lachie Eats and Jason Able at the trial site)
  • Gross Margin trial Durum wheat versus Bread wheat versus milling oats and barley.
  • NVT trials in West Wimmera region for Durum wheat, bread wheat and barley.
  • Early Generation S2 trial.

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Mid North Durum Crop Walk 2015

DSCN4140_003AlwynApproximately 50 interested farmers and industry representatives attended the Mid North Crop Walk which commenced at Richard Konzag’s property where Herbicide Tolerance trials are being conducted. The day proceeded to the GRDC Dispersive Soils project site and the DBA Durum varieties trial. This was followed by a visit to Roseworthy College to view the Genetic characterisations and exploitation of heat stress on Durum project and the ‘Growing Durum Demand in SA Gross Margin Sensitivity Analysis trials.

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