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Mums with Multiples

Do you have a high rate of triplets on your farm?

Get involved in this project to help identify the risks to ewes and their lambs

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Innovation Generation – MFMG Bus Trip
July 22 – 24, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

MFMG are organising a bus to Ballarat. Register your interest to Meg Bell ceo@mackillopgroup.com.au Conference details HERE


Diary Date: MFMG AGM & GRDC Grains Research Update – Keith
Wednesday August 21, Keith Institute. Update 9am – 1pm

Details and Registration HERE

MFMG AGM will follow immediately after


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Exploring Automated Soil Moisture Probes in irrigated broadacre cropping systems


Farmer knowledge gaps still appear to exist in parts of the South-East around the use of soil moisture probes in broadacre systems (both irrigated and dryland cropping systems).


Historically, some work was conducted with scheduling around gypsum blocks and neutron probe systems, however not as much with the capacitance probes that utilise telemetry systems so that continual logging can be utilised to track moisture movement through the soil, and monitor the uptake of moisture by the plants being grown.


The continual logging of the soil moisture data tells a story – this project aimed to “tell the story” and improve farmers knowledge in the use of this technology to make better irrigation decisions.

 

Find out the key outcomes and further information