Wimmera hay days
26 July 2019
Wimmera farmers and advisers should mark their calendars for one of four hay workshops being delivered by Agriculture Victoria and Wimmera Farming Network in mid-September.
The events, to be held at Winiam, Wallup, Noradjuha and Navarre, will feature fodder expert Colin Peace of Jumbuk Consulting, along with Agriculture Victoria’s seasonal risk agronomists, Dale Boyd and Dale Grey.
Mr Peace has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian fodder industry, with expertise in grain and hay marketing and the use of straw for bioenergy feedstock.
He will discuss strategies for farmers to maximise the yield, quality and price of hay crops for domestic and export markets.
Agriculture Victoria Land Management Extension Officer, Heather Drendel, said the workshops will give farmers confidence to include hay as a planned enterprise in their crop rotations.
“Along with other benefits, cutting crops for hay provides an alternative source of income, and helps control herbicide-resistant weeds,” she said.
Mr Boyd will discuss the latest soil moisture measurements for the region, while Mr Grey will provide an update on the spring climate forecast.
This activity is supported by the Wimmera Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator and Wimmera CMA through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
|Winiam Hall||Mon 16 September||2pm – 5pm|
|Wallup Hall||Tue17 September||9am – 12pm|
|Noradjuha Hall||Tue 17 September||2.30pm – 5pm|
|Navarre Recreation Reserve||Wed 18 September||9.30am – 12pm|
Contact Name: Justine Severin
Contact Number: 0436 674 804
Categorised under: Agriculture