Do opportunities exist for farmers in southern Victoria’s high rainfall zone (HRZ) to make money from summer fallow soil moisture? The answer to that question is likely to be found at a Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded workshop at Lake Bolac on November 9. The “Making Money From Summer Rainfall” technical workshop at the Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre will explore summer forage and summer grain cropping options for the HRZ.
GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Jon Midwood says the workshop is designed for agronomists, advisers, consultants and grain growers. “The workshop will feature a line-up of expert speakers who will also discuss spring-sown winter canola, utilising summer fallow soil moisture, crop nutrition for forage crops, agronomic management and how to successfully incorporate fodder and grain crops into a farming system,” said Mr Midwood, who is also chief executive of Southern Farming Systems (SFS).
Speakers include Dr Rob Norton, Australia and New Zealand regional director of the International Plant Nutrition Institute; Kevin Charlesworth from the Australian Oilseeds Federation and the Australian Sunflower Association; Cam Nicholson, the regional co-ordinator for the Grain & Graze program; Annieka Paridaen, SFS project co-ordinator; Trent Potter, director of Yeruga Crop Research; and Nick Wachsmann, senior teacher in plant science and crop agronomy at Longerenong College.
More details about the workshop, including registration details, can be found at www.agcommunicators.com.au.
For further information
Deb Baum, AgCommunicators
0448 840 232
Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675 100
Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Jon Midwood says the “Making Money From Summer Rainfall” workshop at Lake Bolac is designed for agronomists, advisers, consultants and grain growers.