Seminars for Murraylands and Mallee farmers

Agenda: Russian wheat aphids are a hot topic according to Grains Research and Development Corporation southern regional panel chair Keith Pengilley.

Agenda: Russian wheat aphids are a hot topic according to Grains Research and Development Corporation southern regional panel chair Keith Pengilley.

Livestock feeding and supplementing is the topic of a sheep and beef seminar to be held in Tailem Bend in February.

Hosted by Advantage Feeders, Lienert Australia and AgriPartner Consulting, the forum will have speakers from each of the businesses to talk about topics such as containment lot and feedlot design, ewe management, rumen productivity, supplement feeding, improving summer feed and increasing animal performance.

The session will be held at the Tailem Bend Golf Club from 8.30am to 12.30pm with morning tea and a barbecue lunch provided.

There is a donation of $10 per person  which will be donated to the National Centre for Farmer Health.

To attend registrations must be finalised by January 27 by calling Jess on 1300 881 575. 

Grains update

Frank Peairs, a world leading researcher of Russian wheat aphids will be in South Australia as part of the Grains Research Update to be held in Adelaide on February 7 and 8.

Dr Peairs will co-host a briefing at the update, which will also involve topics such as stubble management, soil acidity and precision technology.

GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley said the aphid had been a hot topic since its detection, and the briefing is likely to be of great interest.

For more information or to register visit www.grdc.com.au/updatedates or phone (03) 5441 6176.