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Upcoming Field Day Dates
Kooloonong Crop Walk & Driving Tour - Friday 30th August 2019
Ouyen Field Day - Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Lameroo Field Day - Wednesday 4th September 2019
Loxton Twilight Filed Day -
Thursday 12th September 2019

2019 Sunraysia Agribusiness Conference

Featuring Mallee Sustainable Farming - Friday 30th August 2019
Friday 30th August 2019
10.30am - 3pm


10.30 Start - MSF Sandy Soils Site, 3.5 km south of Kooloonong on Larkin Rd
Deep ripping & organic matter inputs for pulses on sands

11.30am - Travel to Gleeson's Property, 93 Engstrom Rd and along driveway
Pulse research site
Lentil, Field Pea & Vetch Variety Trials
Herbicide Tolerant lentils
GRDC N fixation demonstration

12pm - BBQ lunch and machinery presentation by Sunrise Ag

1pm - Piangil Pasture systems research site, 2.3 Km North of Mallee Hwy on Fire Access
Alternative regenerating annual legume pastures
Novel Pasture Establishment Methods


Tuesday 3rd September 2019
9am - 3pm
3.5km down Munro Rd from Parallel Rd.
Southern Pulse Agronomy Trial Site


Morning session
GRDC pulse workshop @ the Ouyen South Pulse Agronomy Site
This pulse extension workshop will feature:
Jason Brand (Agriculture Victoria) - Time of sowing and pulse crop management
Josh Fanning (Agriculture Victoria) - Strategies for managing soil borne disease
Sean Mason (Agronomy Solutions) - Nutrition strategies for pulse crops
Stuart Nagel (SARDI) - Vetch Varieties

12pm BBQ Lunch

Afternoon session - Driving tour of local trial sites
Deep ripping sandy soils - Agrivision demo site
Soil and plant testing for improved fertiliser management
Alternative regenerating legume pasture species for sandy soils


Wednesday 4th September 2019
9am - 3pm


9am - 12pm
Robert Pocock’s Property - 5449 Kulkami Rd, Lameroo SA

Increase productivity on non-wetting sand - Jack Desbiolles (UniSA) & Therese McBeath (CSIRO)
Oat varieties for hay production - Courtney Pierce (SARDI)
New pasture systems & varieties - Bonnie Flohr (CSIRO) & Ross Ballard (SARDI)
Improving legume growth on sands - Michael Moodie (Frontier Farming Systems)

12.30 - 3pm
Lameroo Sports Club - Butler Tce, Lameroo

Barley grass management in mixed farming systems - Chris Preston
Weed management Q&A


Thursday 12th September 2019
Registrations 2.30pm
Bulla Burra
240 Browns Well Hwy, Loxton SA


3pm - 5pm
SAGIT Lentil & Cereal frost trials + frost mapping - Mick Faulkner (Agrilink) & Michael Moodie
Legume trials + Herbicide matrix - Michael Moodie & Brian Lynch (Elders)
Deep ripping + Compaction ID - Lynne Macdonald (CSIRO)

5.30pm - BBQ Dinner

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Spray Dye Night
Spray application workshop
Group I regulation update - Julien Pearce & David Keetch (Nufarm)


Sunraysia Agribusiness Conference

Date:    Friday 30th August, 2019
    2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Mildura Arts Centre, 199 Cureton Avenue Mildura

ANZ, in partnership with Mildura Regional Development, presents the 2019 Sunraysia Agribusiness Conference.

This year’s Conference forms part of a State Government initiative #DIF (Digital Innovation Festival) which will run for two weeks from Friday 23 August – Friday 6 September and the State Governments Business Local Events Program. #DIF is a unique initiative to develop, demonstrate and promote technology and innovation across every sector of the economy and society. Locally, the Sunraysia Agribusiness Conference will be the first of a number of events to be held over the two week period.

This year’s Conference will include four high profile key note speakers including:
·         Mark Bennett - ANZ Head of Agribusiness
·         Allan McCallumNon-Executive Chairman – Cann Group Ltd
·         Warren Davies - The Unbreakable Farmer
·         Dr Anne WebsterFederal Minister for Mallee
Speakers will cover a range of topics including the opportunities and future direction of the Sunraysia region, new technologies, industries, investment into the Sunraysia area and the importance of health and wellbeing within our farming community.

Following the addresses from the key note speakers, a panel discussion and Q&A session will be held to discuss some of the challenges faced in the Sunraysia Region.

A panel of industry experts from the Victorian Farmers Federation, Mallee Sustainable Farming, Horticulture Innovation Australia, Lower Murray Water and MADEC will tackle some of the major challenges faced by the local Ag sector such as labour requirements, water price and security.

The Conference will also showcase the best of our region with a range of local businesses, industry bodies, education providers and technology companies exhibiting their produce, products and services.

As a registered attendee you will have free access to the on-site Virtual Reality Dome with thanks to Darren Vukasinovic and his team at Ignition Immersive!

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an engaging, energising & thought provoking Conference.

Proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to a local charity.

To secure your ticket, please register via the link below.
Individual Tickets - $15.00 Click here

Event includes afternoon tea as well as drinks and finger food at the conclusion of the sessions.

This is a public event. Feel free to pass on to others you think might be interested.

Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc.
PO Box 843
Irymple VIC 3498

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