SFS winter crop walk

A winter crop walk was held by SFS at Streatham on Thursday 16 July 2015.

During the day attendees had to opportunity to inspect Stubble Project paddocks as well as harvest weed seed and faba bean trials.

The stubble management project trials established at the properties of Myles Read, Scott Blurton and Gary Meek include: a disc & tine seeder comparison in a range of stubble management systems and a windrow burning, harvest weed seed (with a weed seed mill (PIM) integrated into the header) and stubble burning comparison.

An overview of harvest weed seed management, summer sown winter canola, utilising cover crops to maintain groundcover and summer fallow management  was presented by SFS’s Annieka Paridaen.

The day wound up with drinks at the Lake Bolac Hotel.

For more information and to access handouts from the day go to: http://www.sfs.org.au/stubble-initiative-Streatham-Ute-Drive or contact Paul Breust on 0417 154 945.

SFS stubble flyer

The Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems with Retained Stubble in Victoria and Tasmania Project is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and being undertaken collaborately by BCG, SFS, ICC and VNTFA, as part of the GRDC Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble initiative.
Project Number: GRDC project BWD00024.

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