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2020 SADGA Facilities Tours and Durum Forum

The SADGA team, with the generous support of San Remo and The University of Adelaide, will be recognising Durum from a beginning to end point of view.

We invite you to join us in Adelaide to tour The Waite Campus to view the breeding centre where the Durum process begins, you will see robotics at work in the plant accelerator, and the state-of-the-art lab as well as Hugh Wallwork’s famous terraces and the glass houses where Hugh does all his crossings. We are also fortunate to be given an exclusive tour of the San Remo Milling Facility. A rare opportunity to see and understand the process of turning our golden grain into high quality pasta for the end user.

Following the tours which includes a complimentary lunch at Beltana Cafe we reconvene at the Charles Hawker Conference Centre Auditorium for the 2020 Durum Forum, a comprehensive, multi speaker insight into all things durum, plus reports of the seasonal trials and breeding program outcomes, new chemistry, as well as information about marketing at domestic levels and the global demand and much much more.

The program concludes with a complimentary two course meal at Beltana Cafe with special guest dinner speaker Deanna Lush. Deanna is an award winning journalist and Managing Director of AgCommunicators.  Deanna has completed a Churchill Fellowship studying communication and engagement methods to improve the understanding of agriculture between rural and metropolitan audiences and delivered numerous presentations across Australia and across all food and fibre sectors on her Churchill recommendations to build trust in agriculture. Deanna’s work on trust in agriculture won her the Australian Farm Institute John Ralph Essay Award, she was recognised in 2019 as an emerging South Australian business leader in the InDaily 40 Under 40 Awards and winner of the 2019 SA AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.
Deanna’s presentation ‘Earning trust with our community’ will draw together her learnings and insights from her travel and research, and enable us, as an agricultural community, to consider what we do on our farms day-in, day-out and how we communicate it

Click on the links for comprehensive program or print friendly Black and White version:

2020 SADGA Tours and Forum PROGRAM or Print Friendly_B&W Program

If you are keen to attend the Tours, 2020 Durum Forum, Lunch and Dinner and hop on the bus from Clare or Nhill/Kaniva, book your tickets today!

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL for catering, tour management, forum and bus seats.

Click on the link below to book your tickets. 

Locations & Map Links : (1) San Remo (2) The Waite

For more information or help with reservations please contact:
John Green 0427 101 482 or Deb Baum 0481 322 821

These tours, the forum, the meals and buses are generously supported by San Remo, The University of Adelaide, SADGA and the SADGA Sponsors.

2020 SADGA Tours and Forum PROMO PROGRAM FINAL_Print Friendly_B&W 2020 SADGA Tours and Forum PROMO PROGRAM FINAL

Positions Vacant: SADGA Treasurer

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association is now seeking a person for the role of


Position will become vacant from July 1st, 2020 or filled by prior appointment. Applications close 13th December 2019.

Role is a contractor position for the financial management of SADGA of the maintenance and reporting of accurate financial records and includes but not limited to:

  • Receipt, Payment and Raising of all invoices
  • Reconciliation and reporting of all financial records
  • Sound skills in financial management
  • Knowledge of website and social media communication
  • Knowledge of the Grains and Farming Industry

Job and person specifications are available on request.

Please note, applicants must have full rights to work in Australia, sponsorship is not available for this role

Enquiries: 0481322821

2019 SADGA Cropwalks

SA South East / Vic West Wimmera Cropwalk held October 9th, 2019

This year SADGA collaborated with The MacKillop Group to enable attendees from across the region to view trials and hear speakers from the various sites. The day started with a BBQ  luncheon at Wolseley Community & Recreation Centre and finished with BBQ at Alwyn Dyer’s. The day was full of facts findings and fellowship together with a first hand look at the 3 new durum varieties recently released by DBA and AGT.

Key topics  seen and heard on the day were:

  • New varieties released by Durum Breeders and AGT
  • MFMG Elders Oats and Durum Trials
  • NVT Trial Tour
  • Uni of Adelaide Trial Tour
  • Eurofins Trial Tour
  • Seed Terminator tyre kicker.

Click here to view the SE/West Wimmera Cropwalk program  and 2019 MAP Kaniva_NVT_UoA_Dyers.

Click on the link to view the video of what we saw at Wolseley and Kaniva

Mid North  – Roseworthy Cropwalk was held September 11th, 2019

Click here to view the MN Cropwalk program  and 2019 MN Cropwalk Map

Key topics delivered on the day were:

  • The release of 3 New Durum Varieties
  • SAGIT Nitrogen Use Efficiency
  • Crown Rot
  • NUFARM New Knockdown Trials
  • GRDC Sodic Trial and SAGIT Drone Project
  • GRDC Barley Malt Flavour Project
  • AGT Research Facility Tour

So you couldn’t make it, click on the link below and you see what we got up to!

2019 Roseworthy Trial site near Roseworthy College up to 40 Growers, Researchers and Industry Reps present on the day.

Click here for MEDIA RELEASE for Mid North Roseworthy Cropwalk approved for use.

Both programs are subject to change without notice, for enquiries call

Deb Baum 0481 322 821

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.