Developing a successful stored grain ecosystem model requires input and interaction by engineers and scientists specialising in the subject.
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.
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.
Upper North Farming Systems: Hannah Mikajlo
Extension was required on growing profitable pulse crops.
A full-day expo was held in Booleroo Centre including a range of presentations and a visit to soil pits.
Ruth Sommerville, Upper North Farming Systems
T: 0401 042 223
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Value for Growers
The participants at the expo learnt to manage break crops to improve profitability.
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