The Gerogery National Variety Trial (NVT) and Agronomy Field Day has been a fixture on the southern NSW cropping events calendar for many years.
Riverine Plains Inc is pleased to continue the tradition by hosting this year’s ‘Evan Moll Gerogery Field Day’ on Thursday, November 2.
“The day is an important event for growers in the region, with one of the key features being the inspection of the cereal and canola varieties included in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) National Variety Trials (NVT),” said Riverine Plains Inc Extension Officer Dr Cassandra Schefe.
“The NVT trials provide an excellent opportunity to assess new varieties prior to their commercial release.
“Don McCaffery (NSW DPI) will discuss the characteristics of the different canola varieties in the NVT trials, while Kurt Lindbeck (NSW DPI) will discuss canola disease control.
“The cereal discussions will be led by Peter Matthews and Felicity Harris (NSW DPI), with Peter leading growers through the NVT trials, while Felicity will be speaking on flowering dates in different varieties.”
Other speakers include David Leah (Seed Force) who will speak on pasture varieties and John Piltz (NSW DPI), who will address pasture digestibility issues.
Adrian Clancy (AC Ag Commodities) will also deliver a lunchtime presentation on grain marketing.
The field day also provides an opportunity to discuss the issues that are developing in the lead-up to harvest.
The field day starts at 11am on Thursday, November 2 at ‘Elderslie’, Fielder-Moll Road Gerogery. A free barbecue lunch will be provided by Seed Force.
This field day is supported by Murray Local Land Services (LLS) through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
For more information please contact Cassie at [email protected] or ph: (03) 5744 1713, mobile 0419 238 798 or visit the website at riverineplains.org.au.
Riverine Plains Inc is an independent farming systems group specialising in farmer driven research and extension across north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. For more information, or to become a member, please visit www.riverineplains.org.au