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06 October 2021
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Increasing pulse crop profitability will be a key focus at a Southern Pulse Agronomy Field Day at Nhill on Tuesday.
Frontier Farming Systems is hosting the field day on behalf of Agriculture Victoria and Grains Research and Development Corporation.
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Farmers, agronomists and industry representatives have invitations to attend the day to hear how the latest lentil, chickpea, field-pea, faba-bean and vetch varieties have performed this year.
Nhill Pulse Field Day will be 1.2 kilometres west of the junction of Propodollah from Proodollah Ext Road, Nhill, from 9am to 1pm.
People must register to attend online at www.trybooking.com/BUDMO or call Michael Moodie, Frontier Farming Systems, for more information on 0448 612 892.
Agriculture Victoria research scientist Jason Brand said the event was part of the Southern Pulse Agronomy project geared at improving the profitability of pulse growers.
He said field research at the site compared the performance of pulse varieties grown in variable soil types.
He said the impact of different management strategies including stubble management, inoculation and row spacing was also under investigation.
Researchers, pulse breeders, industry specialists and grain marketers will be at the field day to discuss the research and its practical application, and to answer questions from attendees.
The field day will also feature the release of several new lentil and pea varieties with discussion about their contest of the season and how the new varieties could fit into Wimmera and Mallee rotations.
Dr Brand said the Southern Pulse Agronomy Project involved trial sites across Victoria, as well as similar projects in South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia.
He said bringing together information would be useful to growers in tackling problems they faced with their pulse crops.