Getting more from crop rotations; cereals, the new break crop? (UNF217G)


August 10, 2017


August 10, 2017


Upper North Farming Systems held an annual expo focusing on growing profitable break crops. The day featured visits to a SARDI trial site and a range of speakers at Booleroo Centre. About 80 participants attended the day and provided positive feedback.


The Upper North Farming Systems (UNFS) Group conducts research trials and provides extension and networking opportunities for farmers, agronomists, researchers and primary industry in the Upper North region of South Australia.

Research Aims

The core objectives of the project were to:
• Hold the annual UNFS expo to improve growers’ skills and knowledge in growing profitable break crops.

In The Field

The UNFS held the Getting more from crop rotations: cereals, the new UN break crop? full-day expo on 10 August 2017, at the Booleroo Centre Institute Hall including a visit to a SARDI break crop trial near Wilmington.

Topics included pulse growing and marketing, pesticide regulations, recent trends in the wool industry and paddock temperature sensors.


About 80 people attended the expo, with very positive feedback.

Articles were published in the Jamestown Journal and Flinders News.

Project Participants

Upper North Farming Systems: Hannah Mikajlo

The Problem

Extension was required on growing profitable pulse crops.

The research

A full-day expo was held in Booleroo Centre including a range of presentations and a visit to soil pits.

More information

Ruth Sommerville, Upper North Farming Systems
T: 0401 042 223
E: [email protected]

Value for Growers

The participants at the expo learnt to manage break crops to improve profitability.