Extracting the most out of the 2017 cropping season, despite the dry start, will be the focus of two forums on Eyre Peninsula on June 15-16 2017.
A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) investment, activated in response to the lack of growing season rainfall so far in 2017, the forums will be at Wudinna this Thursday, June 15 2017, and Cummins on Friday, June 16 2017.
Supported by the Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation (EPARF), the Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association (LEADA), and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and its South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) division, the forums are designed to support grain growers seeking to maximise returns and profits in 2017.
The interactive forums will feature a line-up of expert speakers from throughout SA and interstate, who will provide advice and insights on topics such as the seasonal outlook; local yield prediction scenarios; crop growth in dry and cold conditions; the risk of heat and frost impacts based on sowing time; and livestock options.
A panel session will discuss the current situation and the various strategies growers can employ to reduce the financial impact of a dry start.
The forums will be at the Wudinna Community Club on Thursday (June 15 2017) from 1.30-5.30pm, followed by networking and refreshments, and the Cummins Bowls Club on Friday (June 16 2017) from 9am-1pm, followed by lunch.
For more information or to register attendance, please contact (for the Wudinna forum) Dot Brace from EPARF on (08) 8680 6202, or (for the Cummins forum) Megan Low from LEADA on 0427 393 065.