Although the weather was wet and cold many attended from SE, Victoria & NSW the SE/Victorian Crop Walk. The day began with a BBQ at the Jolpac site; from there we looked at the Durum versus Bread wheat trial sites conducted by Nathan Tink & Jason Able.
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.
“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.”
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
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
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)