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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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Crop Sequencing Project (CSP00146)

South East of South Australia – Lochaber

 

Project Background

This report provides the final results for the GRDC funded project CSP00146 field trials based in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) in the south-east (SE) of South Australia (SA).

This component of the project involved collaboration between CSIRO, Mackillop Farm Management Group (MFMG) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). 

The research aimed at answering the following three questions:

  1. Can a break crop be as profitable as wheat?
  2. Are sequences that include break crops more profitable than continuous wheat?
  3. What effects do break crops have on soil nitrogen availability?

Field trials were located at Lochaber (36.84365°S, 140.67842°E) (Figure 1a-c) in the SE of SA rainfall information for the site is presented in Table 1.

 

Report compiled by Amanda Pearce (South Australian Research and Development Institute) and Felicity Turner (Mackillop Farm Management Group)

 

Summary of complete report available here

 

 

Complete report available here

 

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