Growers will get the latest in stubble management information from the GRDC “Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania” project at a Kooloonong crop walk on 26 July.
BCG researcher Claire Browne will facilitate the event, presenting research conducted by the stubble initiative over the past four years.
“The day provides the perfect opportunity for growers to investigate different stubble management tools currently being used and trialed by local growers, especially given the significant stubble loads from the 2016 season,” she says.
“Through the GRDC stubble initiative, we’ve collated and analysed a lot of available information and now we’re able to start sharing all the knowledge we’ve gained with growers.”
The day will begin at 12.30pm with a BBQ lunch and will visit two farms and a trial site in the Kooloonong area. The half day tour will start at Alistair and Gordon Murdoch’s property and conclude at 5pm.
Participants will see the impact of stripper and draper fronts on lentil emergence, plus the stubble handling capabilities of both disc and tyne seeders.
Information produced through the project can be found at the stubble project blog.
For further information visit the website or call the office on (03) 5492 2787.
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