Grower Trip – August 23


BCG, in partnership with SFS, ICC and VNTFA invite growers to join a three-day tour of the South West and Wimmera looking at stubble management, adopting a stubble retained system and machinery modifications designed to overcome stubble management challenges.

August 23,  6pm through to August 25, 4:30pm.

To view full itinerary &  reserve your place in this trip please do so soon via the BCG website!

Geelong – Inverleigh – Horsham – St. Arnaud

Sunday, August 23

2pm – arrive at Geelong, tour of Little Creatures brewery (optional).

6pm – dinner at Inverleigh Hotel

Guest speakers: Claire Browne – overview of stubble project and trip; Paul Breust – SFS research

Overnight at Geelong – Admiralty Motel, Best Western (near Kadinia Park)
Monday, August 24 – Tour of the South West

Breakfast at hotel

8am – SFS seeder demo site, Inverleigh.

9am – Troy Missen, Rokewood.  Zero-till and CTF system. Grows summer crops and uses a 30ft system; Excel Stubble Warrior Disc Seeder Precision Planter for canola and beans

11am – Scott Blurton, Stretham. Zero-till and CTF system. Grows covers and summer crops. Uses a 40ft CTF system; JD single disc. Also hosts disc v. tyne replicated trial plus a disc in stubble management trial all +/- rolling for slug control.

BBQ lunch

2pm – Gary Meek, Mininera. Harvest weed seed (prototype weed seed mill).

Arrive Horsham 6pm

Dinner at Ducks Nuts restaurant, Horsham International, 118 Baillie St, Horsham VIC 3400

Dinner speaker – Dr Jack Desbiolles, Agricultural Research Engineer, UniSA
‘Best practice for residue handling at seeding with tine and disc seeders’

Overnight at Horsham International
Tuesday August 25 – Tour of the Wimmera

Breakfast at hotel

8am – Guest speaker – Ben Cordes (Tyler’s Farm Supplies).
Residue management – challenges of not having an effective residue spread

9.30am – BCG Kalkee trial site
Stubble management and row spacing trials – Jessica Lemon & Claire Browne (BCG)
Row spacing implications for seeder technology – Dr Jack Desbiolles (UniSA)

12.00pm – Paul Oxbrow, Rupanyup South – ‘Transitioning to zero-till’.

12:45 – BBQ lunch. Q & A session – Overcoming the barriers to no-till

2:30pm – Trevor Postlethwaite machinery engineer, St. Arnaud. Machinery modifications

4:30pm Evaluations and then depart for home 

This trip is open to all farmers. The cost is $100 for BCG, SFS, ICC and VNTFA members and $200 for non-members.

Places for this trip are limited. You can register here.

2 Responses to Grower Trip – August 23

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