[ASC-media] LOCALS SPEAK OUT OVER PA/FIELD OF NO-TILL SYSTEMS: GRDC Grain Flashes

BRENDON CANT brendon at iinet.net.au
Thu Jul 12 04:50:06 CEST 2007


   
LOCALS SPEAK OUT OVER PA: Local and interstate graingrowers make up more
than half the speakers presenting at the GRDC supported Controlled Traffic
Farming and Precision Agriculture Conference in Perth from July 16 to 18. 

 

The final program includes presentations by WA growers, Doc Featherstonhaugh
on raised bed cropping and David Fulwood on taking the leap to variable rate
technology.
 
Other national and international growers discuss the on-farm benefits of
innovative controlled traffic farming (CTF) and precision agriculture (PA)
techniques, with a special presentation by Northeast Iowa, USA grower, Clay
Mitchell.
 
Also on the line-up is leading Queensland CTF expert, Dr Jeff Tullberg and
the CSIRO team, led by WA's Dr Michael Robertson and CTF Solutions
consultant Dr Don Yule, who will report on the recently concluded GRDC
Initiative on PA.
 
The program includes a comprehensive trade show and field tour to a number
of CTF properties.
 
For full program details and a registration form visit HYPERLINK
"http://www.actfa.net/"www.actfa.net or email Sally Brown, HYPERLINK
"mailto:sally.brown at uq.net.au"sally.brown at uq.net.au
Contact: Gae Bessen, Tel 08 9728 3339
 
FIELD OF NO-TILL SYSTEMS: A WA No-Tillage Farmers Association (WANTFA) field
day at the Cunderdin Agriculture College gives graingrowers the first
opportunity to see the trial site from the GRDC supported 'Long-term No-Till
Farming Systems Project.'
 
WANTFA Scientific Officer, Dr Ken Flower said the day would update growers
on the planned research, discuss the different rotations and show how
seeding was conducted during the season and how dry conditions were
managed.  
 
"While the project is in its early days, we already see the benefits of a
two centimetre autosteer system," he said.
 
"We'll also look at the Department of Agriculture and Food WA managed
project on nitrous oxide emissions from wheatbelt farming systems."
 
The WANTFA Long-term No-till Systems Trial field walk is on Tuesday, July 24
at 9.30am.
 
For more information, email Ken Flower HYPERLINK
"mailto:ken.flower at wantfa.com.au"ken.flower at wantfa.com.au
Contact: Dr Ken Flower, Tel 08 9622 5584

 


 


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