GAD91756 - Seeking experienced farmers and trials in high rainfall production systems with methods to deal with high stubble and trash loads for the following season and new grain markets after record low prices

Project Summary

Project Start Date
2 August 2017
Project End Date
25 February 2018
Supervisor Name
tim inkster
Organisation
Wallup VFF group
Region
National
Summary
The Wallup Ag Group is experienced in adapting management practices to varying seasons, mostly low rainfall seasons, however in 2016 record yields, record amounts of stubble loads and trash caught many farmers out coming into cropping 2017. Burning was used extensively as an easy, last resort which, if faced with similar issues, farmers would like to avoid. The Wallup Ag Group would like to visit farmers and experts who regularly deal with high stubble and trash loads to see if there is anything new we can learn from them. Record yields resulted in record low grain process at harvest so the group is also looking for new markets to explore. Tasmania was selected because it is a high rainfall area, imports a lot of grain, has niche markets and there is a lot to see in a relatively small place resulting in value for money.
Published Date
14 February 2018
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