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Program for the MFMG Keith Field Day

Thursday September 21 starting at Sherwood and finishing at the Keith Trial Site

 

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MFMG Keith Field Day
Thursday September 21, 2017

10.30am -  “Tolcairn” 3081 Emu Flat Road, Sherwood. Seed Free Lamb project update

12pm - registrations open at the Keith Trial Site. 93 Makin Road, off Riddoch hwy, south of Keith

 

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MFMG Conmurra Field Day

Wednesday October 25 at the Conmurra Trial Site (Hartley Hocking's Property)

1pm Start

 

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Program for the MFMG Keith Field Day

Thursday September 21 starting at Sherwood and finishing at the Keith Trial Site

 

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MFMG Keith Field Day

Thursday September 21, 2017

10.30am -  “Tolcairn” 3081 Emu Flat Road, Sherwood. Seed Free Lamb project update

12pm - registrations open at the Keith Trial Site. 93 Makin Road, off Riddoch hwy, south of Keith

 

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MFMG Conmurra Field Day

Wednesday October 25 at the Conmurra Trial Site (Hartley Hocking's Property)

1pm Start

 

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Good Clover Bad Clover Fact Sheets

Oestrogenic clovers can significantly impact lambing percentages. Read the first of the fact sheets produced as part of this project

 

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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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