2020 Virtual Spring Field Day
Welcome to our 2020 Virtual Field Day!
Showcasing our irrigated crop research in short video clips and fact sheets.
We re-imagined our field day this year to enable us to showcase our research site and provide information about the local trials taking place in 2020 in a virtual interactive format. This page has short videos and a fact sheet on each trial to give growers and industry key information about the research.
We held a zoom meeting with
Nick Poole, FAR Australia Project Leader
Damian Jones, ICC Trials Manager
Alex Schultz, NSW DPI, Research Development Officer
Have listen to our three speakers below.
2020 started with high water prices that made pre-irrigation difficult to economically justify. The only positive was climate prediction models were telling an optimistic winter rainfall story. April started with pre-irrigation of most of the trial locations. Most trials are conducted under best agronomic practice rather than an economic approach. Sowing started on April 17th with the long season wheat and barley trials. April delivered on the promise of good winter rainfall with a decile 9, or 88mm for the month.
To gain an insight into what’s going on at our Kerang trial site, click on the video and factsheet links in each of the trials below. The video will provide a visual of the trial and key facts about the treatments and the factsheet will provide more details.
Early Sown Wheat Variety Trial
Canola Variety Trial
Main Wheat Variety Trial
Smarter Irrigation for Profit
Optimising Irrigated Grains
Canola Agronomy Trial
Chickpea Agronomy Trial
Durum Wheat Agronomy Trial
Faba Bean Agronomy Trial
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