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2018 Root Health Workshop

Tuesday August 28, 10am – 3pm

Natural Resources Office Keith

 

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New CEO Announcement

Meg Bell, Welcome to MFMG.

Meg will begin her role as CEO on July 9

click below to find out more...

 

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Wolseley Oat Field Day

Wednesday August 1

Meet at the Wolseley Club Rooms 8.30am

Concludes 12noon

 

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2018 Root Health Workshop

Tuesday August 28, 10am – 3pm

Natural Resources Office Keith

 

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New CEO Announcement

Meg Bell, Welcome to MFMG.

Meg will begin her role as CEO on July 9

click below to find out more...

 

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Wolseley Oat Field Day

Wednesday August 1

Meet at the Wolseley Club Rooms 8.30am

Concludes 12noon

 

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Southern Pulse Extension Project

South East Pulse Check Discussion Group: Post Seeding and Crop Walk Meeting

Wednesday 11 July 2018, Keith

 

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Management of Annual Ryegrass in the High Rainfall Zone

Frances crop walk for growers and agronomists

Tuesday 14th August

 

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GRDC Updates & MFMG AGM

Updates - Wednesday August 22 9am – 1pm at the Naracoorte Town Hall

MFMG AGM – from 1.45pm

 

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MFMG Celebrates 20 Years

Around 100 MFMG members, sponsors, collaborators and friends joined the Board, and Operations Committee to celebrate the group’s 20 year anniversary on June 20. Click below to read a brief summary of the night

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MacKillop Farm Management Group 20th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 22 

Naracoorte Town Hall

Bookings now open

 

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New decision support tools to do better in the HRZ

Making fertiliser decisions can be difficult.

Three tools in development could help estimate the most economic rates of fertiliser

 

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Farmers input needed for new website!

www.ifarmwell.com.au is a new, free website that has been designed in consultation with Australian farmers. It's based upon what farmers want and what research shows will help.

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Sherwood Fire Recovery newsletter

The newsletter will be an important source of information for community members as they work through the recovery process. To view issues...

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Sherwood Fire

Click below for some helpful contact numbers

 

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Emergency Information

Stay informed and do not rely on a single source for emergency warning information

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Pathways to Productivity

Save the Date - Thursday 15th February 2018, Keith Institute

9am - 1pm

 

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Reedy Creek Mid-SE Irrigators & MFMG Pasture Field walk ‘Messina & More’

Held Thursday 16 November 2017 starting at Avenue Range

 

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Pulse Check Groups Pre-Harvest Meetings

Held Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Keith

 

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MFMG Conmurra Field Day

If you couldn't make it on Wednesday October 25 at the Conmurra Trial Site (Hartley & Brad Hocking's Property) here is some of the information provided on the day

 

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MFMG Keith Field Day Wrap Up

MFMG has some information sheets for some of the topics covered at the recent Keith Field Day

 

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Notice of the MacKillop Farm Management Group 2017 AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the MacKillop Farm Management Group will be held at the Bordertown Civic Centre at 1.30pm following the GRDC updates on August 22, 2017.



 

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MFMG Welcomes Danielle England

MFMG is excited to announce that Danielle England is joining the team, taking on the role of Extension Co-ordinator & Project Management.

 

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Seed Free Lamb Project

Can using alternative forage species provide high quality fodder and still finish lambs to market requirements in a grass-seed free environment?

 

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Good Clover Bad Clover Project

MFMG has secured funding from MLA for a ‘Good Clover, Bad Clover’ project which will focus on upskilling producers on oestrogenic clover identification and the implementation of practices to improve lamb marking rates. 

 

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Canola Growers Urged to Check Revised Blackleg Ratings

Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being urged to check the latest blackleg disease ratings for canola cultivars ahead of sowing in 2017. 

 

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After a good crop in 2016, what does it take to restore soil fertility?

This article uses data from the Bool Lagoon and other sites, on crop nutrient replacement after the 2016 season

 

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MFMG Study Tour to Esperance WA 6th – 11th August 2017

The MacKillop Group is planning their bi-annual Study Tour, this time to Esperance in WA, would you like to join us?

 

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Reedy Creek Alkaline Soils Workshop

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Increased Mouse Activity Expected in SA

Mice likely to pose risks at sowing time with significant damage expected in South Australia and parts of Victoria.

 

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BoM heatwave service

The heatwave service operates between November and March

 

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New look GRDC cropping Networks have southern region covered

A total of 38 RCSN (Regional Cropping Solutions Network) members, as well as four new network leads and an overall coordinator, have been appointed to what is set to be a new era in the evolution of the initiative.

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Calculating Return On Investment For On Farm Trials

Are you interested in conducting your own on-farm trials?

 

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Good news for Beef Producers!

Rabobank has released its report “Australian and New Zealand Beef Industry: Looking Beyond the Price Peak”

 

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Crop nutrient decisions in the high rainfall zone (HRZ)

This report aims to assist growers and advisors in making decisions relating to application of nutrients to get the best economic yield from wheat and canola in the HRZ.

 

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Renovating Pastures for Livestock

By treating pastures as a crop, farmers ensure they have a good supply of quality feed all year round.

 

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New CEO for the Mackillop Farm Management Group

Keith farmer Charlie Crozier has been appointed as the new CEO of MFMG

 

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Bloat in Cattle

Bloat is a risk when animals are grazing young lush pasture, particularly when there is a high level of legumes (clover, medics and lucerne)

 

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GRDC continues strong offensive against aphid

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nab agribusiness Rural Commodities Wrap

The nab agribusiness Rural Commodities Wrap provides readers with a breakdown of 28 commodities and a forecast for the season ahead

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Black leg disease kicks in early in southern canola crops

Blackleg disease kicks in early in southern canola crops

 

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A Better Farm Business by Your Design

A Better Farm Business by Your Design

An opportunity for Limestone Coast Farmers to learn how to build their profitability

 

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Brassicas

Now is most definitely the time to plant spring and summer forage crops. 

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Wanted: yellow spot samples to Stop the Spot!

 For the third year running, growers and advisors are being encouraged to take part in Stop the Spot and send in samples of leaves with yellow spot to researchers of the Centre for Crop and Disease Management.

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Measuring and Managing soil water

An invitation to share in the outcomes of the Lower Southeast phase of the project “Measuring and Managing Soil Water in Australian Agriculture”
 

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Russian Wheat Aphid Update

Dr Greg Baker (SARDI Entomology) gave an update on Thursday 16th June to growers and agronomists at the Keith Institute.

 

 

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GRDC Drought Recovery info

Planning guide for farmers recovering from drought

 

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Livestock Fact Sheets

Managing livestock in dry times - fact sheets and lots of good information
 

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New faces join the Mackillop Farm Management Group

The MFMG is expanding its team to keep you up to date and informed

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Website Log In

We have updated our password for member and sponsors 

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Lamb rib fractures preliminary investigation

Rib fractures in lambs is a costly condition that results in a significant economic loss estimated to be $3 million per annum to producers and processors and raises significant welfare concerns. 

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Soil Moisture Probes in Irrigated Broadacre Cropping

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.

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Stop the spot

Growers and advisors are being encouraged to send in samples of leaves with yellow spot and join researchers in the fight against yellow spot.

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Canola, Insecticides & Bees

How to minimise your impact on bees this spring?

 

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Tony Pasin promoting MFMG and Agriculture in SE

 

(If in a hurry - Scroll through to about 9min of this video to find a nice plug for MFMG)

 

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