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Positive Outlook for Durum was very evident at the Tarlee Forum


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.

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.

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

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.

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Blyth 2016 Pre-Seeding Forum

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

Kaniva 2016 Forum

Farmers and Sponsors at Sponsor Dinner

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.

Attendees at Kaniva Forum

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

Crowd at 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)

Hugh Wallwork arg Young Jason Able Rob Wheeler

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