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SE Agronomist Update - Naracoorte

Friday February 1, from 8.30-1.30pm at the Naracoorte Town Hall (Upstairs meeting room)

Topics; Interrogating the soil moisture probe network & Ryegrass management in the HRZ. Contact MFMG for further details

Ewe Time Forum – Save the Date
Naracoorte – March 28

The sheep industry’s popular series of forums is returning in 2019

See flyer for contacts click here

Super High Oleic Safflower Launch - Horsham
Wednesday December 19, 8.30am - 4.30pm at the Grains Innovation Park, Natimuk Road, Horsham

Please register for catering and buses. Follow this link for flyer and agenda   


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Russian Wheat Aphid Update

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Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) Update


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

In the past week, the status of this insect pest has gone from eradication to a control approach where management techniques are implemented to manage the pest at a local level once thresholds have been reached. As the season progresses, there will be continual updates provided.


Even though the status has been changed to management, SARDI still need Russian Wheat Aphid samples to be submitted; particularly when located in an area not already identified.

The ‘biotype’ of aphid needs to be identified to ensure that future plant breeding programs are targeting the correct RWA resistance genes for the aphid population present.


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