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New Variety to be Released at 2018 Cropwalks

The announcement and details of the new durum variety currently known as UAD154192 will be released and orders will be offered to growers at the spring cropwalks to be held at Roseworthy, September 5 and Wolseley October 10. Seed will be strictly limited at the end of this season, although seed for DBA Aurora will still be available from SADGA if any grower misses out on the opportunity to evaluate UAD154192 in 2019.

The best brains in the business will come together both days and will cover off on the research and what the trials have revealed since their commencement. Topics and trials to be discussed will be include crown rot, Nitrogen Use efficiency, application of chemicals such as Sakura and other new chemical formulations, sodic soils, and drones just to mention a few.

“One of the highlights of the cropwalks this year will be the official release and naming of our newest durum variety” says Dr Jason Able durum breeder and Associate Professor for the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide. As part of the release, Jason will highlight the pros and cons of this variety over other commercially available durum varieties such as DBA Aurora and Saintly.

University of Adelaide researchers Dr Rhiannon Schilling, Dr Delphine Fleury and Dr Melissa Garcia will also be advising growers at Roseworthy of trial data and research discoveries from the GRDC Sodic Soils project as well as giving an update to the ARC Industrial Wheat Hub research that is currently being conducted. The advancements in technology in the field of agriculture are numerous and the SAGIT Drone project is bringing forward new data that will help with future farm application and productity decisions. Sam Deed also from the University of Adelaide will be providing an update on the SAGIT Nitrogen Use Efficiency trials and research work that is underway at the Waite Campus.

Drs Marg Evans and Hugh Wallwork of SARDI will also be on site showing growers the research trials and answering questions about crown rot and other diseases.

“The SADGA committee are looking forward to catching up with growers interested in incorporating Durum into their rotation and attendees are welcome to join the committee for lunch at both locations”, invites Simon Mildren SAGDA’s newly appointed Chairman.

Click here for Mid North Program, click here for Wasley/Roseworthy map

Click here for South East Program

Click here for Map 1 Site 1Wolseley Mackillop Trial Site

Click here for Map 2 Site 2 SAGIT Crown Rot & GRDC Barley Malt Flavour Project

Click here for Map 3 for Sites 3, 4 5 & 6 Uni Adelaide Kaniva Trial Site for Nufarm & Sakura Trials, NVT Trial Site, New Variety Site and BBQ at Alwyn & Kerryn Dyer.

Cropwalk Diary Dates

Diary Dates for 2018 cropwalks are set with details to be advised closer to the events:

  • Sept 5th for the research areas for South Australian Mid North Lunch to follow at the Roseworthy Pub (meals at own cost).

Click here to view the Mid North Cropwalk Program: MAP of Roseworthy Trials

  • Oct 10th for the research areas of the south east South Australia and West Wimmera with BBQ tea at the Dyers following the cropwalk.

Click here to view the South East Cropwalk Program : MAP of MacKillop Trial Site south of Wolseley

Its looking less likely that Deb will bring the rain so she’ll be lassooing a cloud and taking it back with her!!

Durum Pre-Seeding Forums to be held in March 2018

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association annual pre-seeding forums will be held in March 2018 at Tarlee and Horsham and promises to deliver another exciting line up of researchers, grain marketers and growers who’ll all share their insights into best outcomes for growing durum.

Forum Details:

Costs:

Forum  – Members FREE – Non Members $30

Lunch – Members and Non Members $20

Payment – Cash or Cheque (credit card facilities not available)

Registration is preferred for catering purposes however walk ins are welcome on the day.

Contact:

Deb Baum SADGA Secretary if you have any questions  sadgasecretary@gmail.com 0481 322 821

Progress Statements of SAGIT Projects – January 2018

Progress Statements of SAGIT Projects – January 2018

Below are the links to the Progress Statements of the SAGIT projects being conducted in conjunction with UA and SADGA

“SAGIT Gross Margin Sensitivity Analysis Trials” 

SAGIT 2017-2018_Progress_Statement UA415

SAGIT 2017 Trial Site Quality UA415 FINAL

“SAGIT Enhanced N-use efficiency in durum through improved genetics” 

SAGIT 2017-2018 Progress Statement NUE Durum UA717

SAVE THE DATE – Durum Pre-Seeding Forums March 2018

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association annual pre-seeding forums will be held in March 2018 at Tarlee and Horsham and promises to deliver another exciting line up of researchers, grain marketers and growers who’ll all share their insights into best outcomes for growing durum.

Forum Details

  • SA Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 – Tarlee Town Hall from 8:30 to 1:00 pm followed by lunch at the Tarlee Hotel
  • VIC Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 – Horsham ‘Saints’ Football Club 123 Firebrace St, Horsham VIC 8:30 am to 1:00 pm followed by lunch

Watch this space for more information once programming has been confirmed.

Please note: Registration will be a requirement and a small cost will be applied to the forums for catering and administration for non members however as a benefit to members it will be free. See side bar link to sign up as a member today.

Contact Deb Baum SADGA Secretary if you have any questions  sadgasecretary@gmail.com 0481 322 821