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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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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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