Attendance at the Pre-Seeding forum at the Longerenong College at Horsham was very encouraging for the Durum Industry in this area. About 50 people attended with a very good mix of Agronomists, growers and Industry representatives.
Speakers covered a wide variety of topics ranging from results from some of the trial work currently undertaken, future trials to be undertaken in 2017 season, marketing our grain, Highlights from Durum Breeding Program, Durum Agronomy, How to grow quality Durum, Finance management for Debt repayment, surplus funds and new machinery purchases, New weed control solutions and Production Wise – PA Source Imagery and innovation Generation.
Many questions were asked during the forum with responses given. At the close of the forum lunch was provided at Longerenong College, Horsham with the Pasta kindly donated by San Remo and Drinks supplied by Glencore Grain.
SADGA is very appreciative of the support we gain from our very valued sponsors each year.
Some of attendees at Durum Forum Longerenong College, Horsham
It was great to see 55 farmers, sponsors, and agronomists at the Tarlee Durum Forum. The morning was action packed with great speakers presenting on a broad range of topics that impact on growing Durum. Attendees came from Lower North, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, West Coast of South Australia and Victoria.
Attendees at SADGA Pre-Seeding Forum at Tarlee.
The Chairman of Southern Australia Durum Growers Association welcomed everyone to the action packed agenda.
Agronomist Craig Davis caught up with durum breeder Jason Able and research scientist Mike Sissons.
Dr Jason Able presented the highlights of the 2016 Durum Breeding Programme and SAGIT reports. Jason was able to present a very positive outlook for Durum into the future with 3 lines being built up for stacking against Aurora. 2 of these lines will be bulked up at Roseworthy in 2017 and the other one a year later.
Benn Oliver, Glencore followed on from Jason by outlining Durum Marketing on the world scene, while Justin Wilks, ADM presented marketing wheat and barley. Mike Sissons, Principal Research Scientist, NSW DPI provided and update on the quality of the DBA material and discussed the new dough instrument and predictive tools.
San Remo’s Fil Ciancio at the SADGA Pre-Seeding Forum at Tarlee
Fil Ciancio, San Remo spoke on the ideal Durum seed which makes the better past – ‘Milling qualities of the current varieties, especially Aurora.
The Durum Pre-Seeding Forums for 2017 are:
Tarlee, SA, Wednesday, March 15th 2017
Horsham, Vic, Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
On April 6th at the Durum Pre-Seeding Forum at Blyth 40 farmers, sponsors and consultants attended to hear a broad range of excellent speakers on a variety of topics – research, marketing, chemicals. A pasta lunch followed at the Blyth Hotel with pasta provided San Remo and drinks by Imtrade
Below is the link to the Stock Journal’s report on the Forum by Paula Thompson
SJ Blyth Report April 2016
Farmers and Sponsors at Sponsor Dinner
The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association’s forum at Kaniva on March 23rd was attended by 25 people comprising local farmers and sponsors. On the Tuesday night a barbeque sponsor’s dinner was held with 22 people attending.
The Forum had an excellent range of speakers that presented during the morning, which was followed by a Pasta lunch held at the Club Hotel with the Pasta being donated by San Remo and the drinks by ADM.
Attendees listening to one of the presenters at the Kaniva Forum
Some of attendees at Forum
Below: Some of the speakers at Kaniva Forum
L:R Hugh Wallwork, Marg Evans, (SARDI); Dr Jason Able (U of A, Waite) Rob Wheeler, (SARDI)