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Macquarie Cotton Growers Association organise a variety of cotton events throughout the year to support our members with field days, agronomy trials and forums to update on issues in the industry.  We also enjoy getting together to have some fun at our Golf Day and Annual Awards Dinner.

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Trangie Agronomy Field Day

26 September, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trangie Agronomy Field Day

Thursday 26th Sept 2019
9.00 am – 1.00 pm (BBQ lunch provided)

9.00 am – meet at Agronomy paddock (left after hayshed on driveway – follow signs)

9.00 am – 10.30 am: Cereal agronomy & Farming Systems trials
Greg Brooke, Steven Simpfendorfer, Peter Matthews, Kathi


Due to drought all trials have received some irrigation water to ensure data collection

Trials include:

  Farming Systems trial sites on red soils: This is now year 4 of a trial looking at the effects of 6different farming “systems” and their effects on soil pathogens; water use, nutrient use, yield and quality, $$ returns. Systems include: 1) Baseline system 2) High nutrient input system, 3) Low intensity (long fallow ) 4) Diverse crop species 5) High legume frequency 6) ley pasture system (Lucerne)

  Wheat phenology trials: 30 wheat cultivars by 3 sowing dates. 18 April; 6 May and 20 May

  Cereal pathology trials

10.30 am – 12.30 pm: Canola and pulse agronomy trials
Leigh Jenkins, Don McCaffery, Rick Graham,

Mark Richards, Kevin Moore

  Canola phenology: OCP Project results including long-term phenology and time of sowing results; new canola variety releases for 2019

  Canola harvest management: windrow timing to maximize yield and oil and harvest timing

  Pulse agronomy: time of sowing impact on phenology and yield for new chickpea & lentil varieties

  Chickpea disease management update from Kevin Moore

  New chickpea variety: seed increase block of next chickpea variety to be released

12.30 pm: back to Trangie VIC for free BBQ lunch

RSVP’s would be greatly appreciated for catering & handoutsby Tuesday 24th Sept to
Leigh Jenkins, 0419 277 480
Greg Brooke, 0437 140 577



26 September, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Trangie Research Centre
Trangie, + Google Map
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