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Crop trial field day

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September 22, 2017

The influence of frost on cereals will include the latest on frost risk and sowing date interactions, nitrogen timing and canopy structure.

A spring field day will showcase the range of trials run by Riverine Plains and FAR Australia.

The field day will be held at the Riverine Research Centre in Forges Rd, Burramine on Thursday, September 28.

The RRC is a partnership between Riverine Plains and FAR Australia.

Farmers can view and discuss the range of research trials sown locally including discussions about crop management packages for early-sown, long-season wheats with early findings from a La Trobe University project examining mid-March to mid-May sowing dates.

Michael Straight and Nick Poole from FAR Australia will talk about plant populations, nitrogen timing and grazing.

The influence of frost on cereals will include the latest on frost risk and sowing date interactions, nitrogen timing and canopy structure.

The day will look at fungicide resistance in the eastern states, focusing on the current situation and what it means for crop management with Fran Lopez from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management.

Other issues include using NDVI to determine nitrogen rate, with results from 2016 trials and what has been learnt about fertiliser practice in the region over the past five years.

A trial site tour will look at barley agronomy (fungicide and nitrogen interaction) and nitrogen research on Corack wheat with Michael Straight and Nick Poole.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

■For more information, phone 5744 1713 or email: info@riverineplains.com.au

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