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Seasonal update workshops to provide advice for Victorian farmers

Grain Central, September 17, 2018
Irrigated forage.

Seasonal update workshops will be held in various locations on 20 and 21 September.

AGRICULTURE Victoria is providing a series of workshops to help with tactical decision making in light of the current dry conditions.

The Seasonal Update Workshops will deliver the latest on seasonal and commodity outlooks, and different forage and cropping options available.

“Whether you are cropping or managing a dairy, beef or sheep enterprise, the current prices for water and fodder highlight the importance of timely decisions on irrigation of summer crops, how much water to use in spring and the relative value of irrigation for autumn start-up,” Agriculture Victoria senior irrigation extension officer Rob O’Connor said.

“For cropping businesses, there is also the consideration of whether to cut crops for hay or let them go through to grain.”

The upcoming workshops will feature presentations on current conditions and the outlook for topics including water allocations and the water market, climate, fodder, grain, and cropping enterprise gross margins.

Speakers will be Agriculture Victoria seasonal risk agronomists Dale Grey and Dale Boyd, Jumbuck Consulting’s Colin Peace, Irrigated Cropping Council agronomist Damian Jones, WaterPool’s Peter Lawford and Heather Henderson, and Goulburn Murray Water manager river operations planning, Andrew Shields.

Upcoming workshops

Location Date/Time Address
Wyuna Thur 20 September
9.30 – 11.30am
Wyuna Public Hall
Alfred Street
Katunga Thur 20 September
12.30 – 3pm
Katunga Football Club
Carter Street
Leitchville Fri 21 September
9.30 – 11.30am
Leitchville Sporting Complex
Pyramid Hill Fri 21 September
12.30 – 3pm
Pyramid Hill Memorial Hall
32 Kelly Street

 

Morning sessions will be followed by lunch and afternoon sessions will start with lunch and presentations will start at 1pm.

Source: Agriculture Victoria. To register please contact Darren at Agriculture Victoria on (03) 5482 1922 or email [email protected].

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