Nitrogen management, disease control and the weather will be on the agenda at next week's spring update.August 6, 2014 3:02am
To assist farmers in their upcoming Spring planning and decision making, Riverine Plains will host its annual In-Season Update at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort on Wednesday August 13.
‘‘It’s certainly been an interesting winter cropping season to date,’’ said Riverine Plains Chair and Barooga farmer, John Bruce said.
‘‘So far we have seen damage from pests that have previously been more or less benign, weve got new pressure from a rare canola disease and weve experienced a very wet start to the season” he said.
‘‘And these and other variables are acting together to complicate farm management in a way that we havent really experienced before.’’
‘‘For this reason, we’ve set an Update program that will give border-region growers the chance to hear about the seasons main challenges from people who have either spent many years researching the issues or from people who have had the most experience to date on the topic” said John.
Rob Harris, from DEPI Hamilton, will present on pitrogen management.
Growers will also hear the most up-to-date information on the previously rare canola disease Beet Western Yellows Virus (BWYV) which has had a sudden and often devastating impact in canola in western Victoria this year.
Other speakers include Dale Grey, DEPIs Senior Seasonal Variability Agronomist from Bendigo, who will update farmers on the anticipated seasonal conditions for spring, and 2012 local Nuffield Scholar from Rutherglen, Ashley Fraser.
Ashley focussed his studies on seed coating technology and will share some of his scholarship travel experiences as well as how he is further developing this technology.
The Update will be held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort in Golf Club Road Mulwala on Wednesday 13th August 13 from 9
Pre-registrations for the In Season Update must be received by August 11. Cost is $25 for Riverine Plains members and $35 for non-members (payable on the day) and includes catering. To register, contact Fiona Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 5744 1713 or visit www.riverineplains.com.au
A newly completed rail trail through a wildlife haven near Murchison is proving popular with the region's cyclists, walkers and horseriders.
Perfect weather forecasted this weekend will please the many boating enthusiasts registered for the inaugural Lake Mulwala Boat Muster to be held on Saturday.
A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.
Campaspe Shire still does not have an alternative to the Moama slipway more than two years after obtaining permits to build a dry dock at the Port of Echuca.
There was a sentence doing the rounds at the weekend’s Great Northern Show.
Vic Govt issues alert after dairy cow death in Tatura
Two local teenagers have formally apologised to the Finley community for destroying 14 trees in Finley's Railway Park.
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Heathcote has undergone extensive roof repairs due to increasing water damage.
Cobram and District Toy Library secretary Liz Stronge said she was ‘‘really happy’’ with the turnout of more than 100 people to the 25th birthday Playfest at Mivo Park on Saturday.
Strong swimmers off to Riverina carnival.
Bargain hunters were out in force at Tatura last week.
Betty Summer walks 6 kms in a round trip, three times a week to go to the gym. She hates people asking her age, but couldn't keep it secret when she hit the big nine-oh.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.