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Introduction to eID

Tuesday April 17 – Chad Makin’s Property, Keith 1 – 5pm

Tuesday April 24 – Pete and Elke Hocking’s Property, Conmurra 1 – 5pm

 

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Tender – Moisture probes and Weather stations
MFMG is engaging a contractor to undertake the supply and management of three (3) soil moisture probes and weather stations at Frances, Conmurra and Millicent MFMG trial sites.

For tender brief click here


MacKillop Farm Management Group 20th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 22 

Naracoorte Town Hall

Bookings now open

 

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FARMING AFTER THE DROUGHT IN-SEASON DECISION MAKING WORKSHOPS

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)  commissioned the Mackillop Farm Management Group (MFMG) to deliver a series of in-season decision making workshops to support growers throughout the Upper South East of South Australia.

The workshops provided local growers and their advisors with the necessary information and tools to manage the production and financial risks for the remainder of the 2016 season.

Special guest speakers Kate Burke (Think Agri) and local agronomists shared agronomic and financial information to support growers’ decision making following two drought years.

 

Topics included:

Sowing, budget and cash flow review

Current agronomy status within your region

Upcoming decisions

  • Nitrogen budgeting and applications
  • Yield Prophet
  • In-season weed control
  • Pest and disease management

Seasonal outlook and scenario analysis

Crop end-use and grain marketing principles

 

Click here for Powerpoint presentation used at Wolseley by Kate Burke

 

Click here for GRDC Drought Recovery Workbook

 

 

The ENSO Wrap Up: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

 

The CliMATE app: http://www.australianclimate.net.au/

 

http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/rainfall/ranges.shtml?bookmark=sa+01+06_month+stheast


The Climatedogs – Click Here

 

Grain Selling

https://grdc.com.au/Research-and-Development/GRDC-Update-Papers/2016/03/Principles-of-selling-grain

 

https://grdc.com.au/Resources/GrowNotes

 

Southern region wheat Barley and Canola-see marketing sections

https://grdc.com.au/~/media/Documents/Resources/Publications/GRDCFTBManualSection8GrainSellingMarketing-pdf.pdf

 

Farm Business Management Principles

https://grdc.com.au/Resources/Publications/2015/01/Farming-the-Business-Manual

 

Machinery purchase rules of thumb

https://grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Ground-Cover/Ground-Cover-Issue-104-May-June-2013/Analysing-the-economics-of-machinery-purchases