Upcoming Events for February & March 2016

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GRDC Grains Research Updates

The GRDC Grains Research Updates are designed to deliver cutting edge research, development and extension information to grain growers and their advisers.

These Updates are focused on communicating the most relevant and current research, building awareness and knowledge of key grains production and management issues and the best current applicable solutions.

The events run across Australian grain growing regions are held annually and are complimented with proceedings, newsletters and other online activities.

Visit the GRDC Update Dates for a details of upcoming events.

You can search for individual GRDC Update Papers in our archive by topic or researcher and use the filter boxes to narrow down your results.

Alternatively use the links below view papers presented at individual events and the accompanying proceedings booklets.

2016 Updates

Northern Region
  • 16-17 February – Wagga Wagga (NSW)
  • 18 February – Corowa (NSW)
  • 23-24 Feb – Coonabarabran (NSW)
  • 25 February – Walgett (NSW)
  • 26 February – Nyngan (NSW)
  • 1-2 March – Goondiwindi (QLD)
  • 3 March – North Star (NSW)
  • 17 March – Barellan (NSW)

Chickpea

Best Management Practice Training Upskilling Course.

For Farmers, Agronomists and Advisers

This is a full 1 day course conducted by Pulse Australia in association with the QDAFF and NSW DPI.

The day is targeted at farmers, agronomists and advisors who have previously attended the full two day Accredited Chickpea Agronomy Course, especially those that attended their initial course more than 4 years ago.

The day is designed as an upskilling day, and will be structured much more around discussion of the latest practices and research findings including;

·         Agronomy

·         Varieties

·         Disease Management

·         Insect Management

In addition attendees will receive;

·         A hard copy of the current Chickpea Best Management Practices Course Manual

·         The opportunity to gain industry accreditation, if you failed to do so last time.

 Course Location and Date

Emerald

(click to register)

Feb 24th  (8.30 am to 5.00 pm)

 

Mayfair Tavern

9 Mayfair Road, Emerald

Dalby

(click to register)

Mar 17th (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

 

Russell Hotel

1 Cunningham Street, Dalby

Narrabri

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April 7th  (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

 

Australian Cotton Research Institute

Wee Waa Road, Myallvale

Course Cost: $225 pp (includes all course materials, excludes accommodation)

 For additional information contact:                      

Paul McIntosh

Pulse Australia

Industry Development Manager, Northern Region

Ph:         0427 255 086

Email: paul@pulseaus.com.au


Chickpea

Best Management Practice Training Course.

For Farmers, Agronomists and Advisers

This is a full 2 day course conducted by Pulse Australia in association with the QDAF and NSW DPI.

The course is designed to provide farmers, agronomists and advisors with both the technical knowledge and practical skills required to achieve more reliable and profitable chickpea production. By providing the science and reasoning behind current Best Management Practice and an update on the latest research and advancements in the Chickpea industry.

A comprehensive, detailed manual is provided exclusively to course participants.

The ten modules of learning covered by the course are;

1.       Rotational benefits and profitability

2.       Plant physiology

3.       Variety selection

4.       General agronomy

5.       Weed management

6.       Disease management

7.       Insect management

8.       Desiccation, harvest and storage

9.       Marketing, end uses and standards

10.   Chemical application.

Course Locations and Dates

Emerald

(click to register)

Day 1: Feb 25th  (8.30 am to 5.00 pm)

Day 2: Feb 26th  (9.00 am to 3.30 pm)

Mayfair Tavern

9 Mayfair Road, Emerald

Dalby

(click to register)

Day 1: Mar 15th (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Day 2: Mar 16th (8.30 am to 4.00 pm)

Russell Hotel

1 Cunningham Street, Dalby

Narrabri

(click to register)

Day 1: April 5th  (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Day 2: April 6th  (8.30 am to 4.00 pm)

Australian Cotton Research Institute

Wee Waa Road, Myallvale

Course Cost: $475 pp (includes all course materials, excludes accommodation)

For additional information contact:                       

Paul McIntosh

Pulse Australia

Industry Development Manager, Northern Region

Ph:         0427 255 086

Email: paul@pulseaus.com.au

Upcoming Events

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6 June – Golden Triangle Mallawa Races

13 June – CNRU Round 7 – Inverell v Tamworth, Gunnedah v Narrabri, Moree v Barraba,  Pirates v Quirindi

14 June – CNJRU Tamworth Carnival

15 June – Office Efficiency Workshop – Coonabarabran, 8.30 – 3pm, FREE http://partnersingrain.org.au/regions/new-south-wales/nsw-events/

16 June – ChemCert Chemical Accreditation and Reaccreditation Course – Moree, 8.30 – 4.30, James 1800 444 228

18 June – Technology, Tablets and Tips – Walgett Sporting Club, 8.30 – 3.15, FREE – http://partnersingrain.org.au/regions/new-south-wales/nsw-events/

20 June – Golden Triangle Talmoi Races

20 June – CNRU Round 8 – Scone v Moree, Narrabri v Walcha, Tamworth v Gunnedah, Inverell v Quirindi

21 June – CNJRU Moree Carnival

27 June – School holidays start

27 June – CNRU Round 9 – Gunnedah v Inverell, Quirindi v Barraba, Walcha v Tamworth, Moree v Narrabri

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9 May – CNRU Gunnedah v Walcha, Tamworth v Moree, Narrabri v Pirates, Scone v Quirindi

9 May – Moree on a Plate, 10am – 4pm, Moree Secondary College, http://www.moreeonaplate.com.au

12 May – Webinar – When is it worth rotating from clethodim (Select®) to butroxydim (Factor®), register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5592391382752721666

15-17 May – Wee Waa Show

16 May – CNRU Quirindi v Gunnedah, Moree v Inverell, Scone v Narrabri

17 May – CNJRU – Gunnedah

23 May – Moree Picnic Races, 1pm, 6 race program

23 May – CNRU – Inverell v Narrabri, Walcha v Quirindi, Moree v Pirates, Gunnedah v Barraba

30 May – CNRU – Quirindi v Moree, Scone v Gunnedah, Narrabri v Tamworth

31 May – CNJRU – Barraba

Farmers regain control through silo storage

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AV0427Steve Dalton from AgVantage Commodities in Narrabri decided to hold the field day due to the increasing interest his clients were showing in on-farm storage.

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11 March – Weed Movement – Machinery Inspection and Cleaning, Goondiwindi, 8.30am-4.30pm registration required Cassie Gardiner on 02 67631276 or 67631285  http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/profarm/courses/weed-movement-machinery-inspection-and-cleaning

12 March – Shaking off the Dust

marevent212 March – National Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day 

12 March – Weed Movement – Machinery Inspection and Cleaning, Mungindi, 8.30am-4.30pm registration required Cassie Gardiner on 02 67631276 or 67631285  http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/profarm/courses/weed-movement-machinery-inspection-and-cleaning

 17-18 March – Faba Bean Best Management Practice, O’Sheas Hotel, Goondiwindi, 9am-5pm http://www.pulseaus.com.au/pdf/Diary%20Dates/Nth%20Faba%20bean%20Course%20Flier%202015.pdf

19 March – (UNCGA) Upper Namoi Cotton Growers Association Awards Dinner, Gunnedah

24 March – CSD Bollgard 3 Field Walk, ‘Kilmarnock’ Boggabri

24 March – (UNCGA) Upper Namoi Cotton Growers Association Field Day

24  March – Soil Nutrition Workshop for Growers, Warialda Golf & Bowling Club, 8.30am-1pm , Jo Weier 0427 231 701

24-25 March  – SMARTtrain Chemical Application (Level 3), ACRI, Narrabri, 8.30am-4.30pm, Cassie Gardiner on 02 67631276 or 67631285 http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/profarm/courses/smarttrain3

24-25 March – Faba Bean Best Management Practice, ACRI, Narrabri 9am-5pm http://www.pulseaus.com.au/pdf/Diary%20Dates/Nth%20Faba%20bean%20Course%20Flier%202015.pdf

25  March – Soil Nutrition Workshop for Growers, Rowena Hotel, 8.30am-1pm , Jo Weier 0427 231 701

Keepit Dam Dips to Desperate Levels

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The dam has dropped to 4.6 per cent of capacity following little rainfall in the catchment and minimal flows into the dam.

Keepit Dam is under the operation of a drought management strategy which means Water NSW will cease releasing water to fill orders from Monday, and will only release water to satisfy stock and domestic, town water supplies and high security licence holders.

In an attempt to stop levels from dropping even further, Water NSW has been shortening the distance of where it delivers water to along the Namoi River over the summer months in an effort to maximise the amount of water in storage to meet irrigation demand

“Under minimum inflows, we are in a better position than we originally anticipated,” a Water NSW spokesperson said.

All the water inside the dam storage belongs to licence holders who have a legal requirement to access it, however the drought strategy means requirements will change.

Water NSW said it can continue to satisfy stock and domestic, town water supplies and high security licence holders over the next two years under the drought srategy.

The last time the dam dropped to critical levels was in February 2007 when levels were at 1.8 per cent.

SOURCE: NVI

Pink Stumps Cricket Day

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It’s on again!  Maules Creek PINK STUMPS Cricket Day this Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to get together for a relaxing day out whilst having a few drinks, watching some cricket and raising money for the worthy cause of the McGrath Foundation!

 There will be entertainment for adults and kids alike, so bring the whole family for a great day at Maules Creek!  Jumping castle, sandpit, competitions, face painting, waterslide, tug-o-war and more.

 

 

Date: Saturday, 21 February 2015
Time: From 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where:
Maules Creek Cricket Ground at the Maules Creek Hall…

Cost:
$10 per adult / $30 per family
Refreshments will be available in abundance at the fully licensed on site bar provided by Tatts Hotel (no BYO).
BBQ, merch and other goodies available through the day..

Dress:  Pink!!

Bring: Cash – there may not be an EFTpos facility on site.
Chairs / picnic blankets

More Information about the McGrath Foundation and the Pink Stumps Initiative:

PINK STUMPS DAY is an initiative of the McGrath Foundation, giving cricketing enthusiasts all over Australia the chance to experience the magic of the Sydney Pink Test in their own backyard, whilst also raising vital funds for breast cancer awareness, and the placement of breast cancer nurses in regional communities..

Since the first Pink Stumps Day in 2011, more than 2,500 communities across Australia have participated, raising over $2.3 million for the McGrath Foundation.

In turn, the McGrath Foundation has helped to support over 21,000 families in Australia who are experiencing breast cancer. The Foundation has placed over 86 breast cancer nurses in regional communities around Australia and has set the goal of having 150 breast cancer nurses working in regional communities, so that every family experiencing breast cancer has access to care and support.

Website: https://pinkstumpsday2015.gofundraise.com.au/

Upcoming Events

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Feb 11 – LNCGA Meeting, CSD, Wee Waa, 11.30am

Feb 11 – CRDC Irrigation Research Tour, Moree, 7.45am – 2.30pm http://cottoninfo.com.au/events/irrigation-research-tour-moree

Feb 12 – CRDC Irrigation Research Tour, “The Wilgas”, Nevertire, 8.30am – 1.30pm http://cottoninfo.com.au/events/irrigation-research-tour-nevertire

Feb 18 – CSD Bollgard 3 Field Walk, “Keytah”, Moree, 10am http://www.csd.net.au/bg3

Feb 19 – CSD Bollgard 3 Field Walk, “Auscott”, Narrabri & “Little Mollee”, Wee Waa, 10am http://www.csd.net.au/bg3

Feb 24 – CRDC Big Day Out – “Burgorah”, St George, 2pm http://cottoninfo.com.au/events/big-day-out-2015-st-george

Feb 25 – CRDC Big Day Out – “Kensal Green”, Gunnedah, 2pm http://cottoninfo.com.au/events/big-day-out-2015-st-george

Feb 25 – CSD Bollgard 3 Field Walk, “Royston”, Goondiwindi, 9.30am http://www.csd.net.au/bg3

Feb 25 – CSD Bollgard 3 Field Walk, “Battery Hill”, Gunnedah, 3pm http://www.csd.net.au/bg3

Feb 27 – GRDC Grains Research Update, Services Club, Warren, 8.30-3pm http://www.grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Events/2015/02/GRDC-Grains-Research-Update-Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 December – Dryland Cotton (See Image Attached)

23 December – AgVantage Commodities closes for Christmas.  Reopen 5th January 2015

Rain opens gate to mungbean price lift

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A COMBINATION of strong prices and solid rainfall in December and early January has prompted more croppers to plant mungbeans as an opportunity crop.

SOURCE: The Land

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9 December – Dryland Cotton (See Image Attached)

23 December – AgVantage Commodities closes for Christmas.  Reopen 5th January 2015