Horsham Durum Pre-Seeding Forum

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




Jonathon Dyer presenting on ‘How to grow Quality Durum’






Simon Mock speaking on Agronomy requirements for Growing Durum




Dr Jason Able demonstrating to the attendees the Highlights of the 2016 Durum Plant Breeding Program and Reports on SAGIT trials.




Cameron Taylor from the Birchip Cropping Group GrainGrowers Ltd/SAGIT Durum Trials that are being undertaken at Longerenong College in 2017



David Evans from Grain Growers Ltd presenting on Production Wise-PA Source Imagery & Innovation Generation





Some of attendees at the Forum