Machines in action – seeder demo day a success

The SFS Geelong branch on-farm seeder demonstration day, held on Friday 19 June 2015 was hailed a huge success!

With over 220 people in attendance throughout the day, 16 units were put through their paces, sowing strips of barley to demonstrate their benefits and suitability to HRZ conditions. It also gave the keen visitors a chance to find out more about each machine, ask questions and gain feedback from their owners, operators and sales representatives.

SFS projects coordinator Paul Breust said he was delighted with the support that was thrown behind the SFS Geelong branch / GRDC stubble project seeder day.

“We were able to put together the great line up of seeders with very generous cooperation from growers and machinery agents,” he said.

“The day saw each seeder sow strips using the full length of the paddock, which will now allow us to harvest and collect yield data on each one.

“We will also measure establishment, seed depth, early dry matter production via UAV NDVI, head counts and final yields”.

The day was also attended by the Weekly Times. You can read the article here or watch video footage.

The demonstration day was undertaken in conjunction with the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) funded project, Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems with Retained Stubble in Victoria and Tasmania (BWD00024), which is a collaboration project with BCG, ICC and VNTFA, as part of the GRDC Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble initiative.

See the SFS website to find out more about the research and extension activites being undertaken by SFS as part of the GRDC stubble initiative project.

For more information contact: Paul Breust, Southern Farming Systems, projects coordinator on 0417 154 945,

About BCG

Birchip Cropping Group Inc. (BCG) is a not-for-profit agricultural research and extension organisation led by farmers in the Victorian Wimmera and Mallee.
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