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Improving Crop Establishment in Unpredictable Seasons with Long Coleoptile Wheat

By |2024-06-05T06:17:03+09:305 June 2024|MSF Blog|

Imagine a future where waiting for the autumn break is no longer a bottleneck for crop germination. Enter long coleoptile wheat varieties, presenting a unique opportunity for growers to establish a crop even when the weather seems uncooperative. These wheat varieties, with their elongated coleoptiles, have the potential to germinate from deeper within the soil, tapping into residual summer moisture and providing a lifeline for farmers in dry years.

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Can Legumes Catch Up After a Dry Start? Key Considerations for Farmers in the Mallee

By |2024-05-29T01:25:34+09:3029 May 2024|MSF Blog|

After an extended dry period with no significant rain, farmers in the Mallee region are facing the challenge of a late autumn break. With winter fast approaching, you might be wondering if legumes can still provide the benefits you’re looking for.The most critical thing with a late start is to give the establishing seedling the best possible chance for success. Early growth in a late start is critical, so careful consideration should be given to protecting the seedling and ensuring minimum risk of checking, damaging, or stressing the young crop.

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Autumn Anticipation: Strategizing Summer Weed Control Amidst Dryness

By |2024-05-21T10:30:07+09:3021 May 2024|MSF Blog|

We are excited to introduce our new GRDC funded project titled "Optimising Weed Management Efficiency: Exploring Residual-Based Herbicides for Summer Fallow." This project is located at two sites in Wentworth, NSW.The project will explore the use of residual-based herbicides, such as Overwatch® Herbicide, applied as a pre-emergent to aid with summer weed management. This innovative approach aims to provide farmers with effective tools to control weeds during the challenging summer months and the growing season, ultimately improving crop yields and sustainability.

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Reviewing the rhythms of Innovation – A Recap of Mallee Sustainable Farming’s Big Ag Day Out Extravaganza

By |2024-05-14T07:32:26+09:3014 May 2024|MSF Blog|

Rolling into town like a caravan of knowledge, Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) hosted a roadshow across the plains of the SA, Vic, and NSW Mallee region, bringing a festival of projects to the towns of Loxton/Browns Well to Waikerie/Lowbank, Coomandook to Bowhill, and Wentworth to the Millewa. Farmers and researchers alike flocked to community halls and country pubs for a laid-back exploration of the latest R and D results from 2023 trial sites.

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Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) Welcomes Angela Ewing as Specialist Director

By |2024-05-06T01:01:44+09:306 May 2024|News|

Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Angela Ewing as our new Specialist Director. With an impressive career spanning agriculture, emergency management, governance, and government affairs, Angela brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the MSF board.

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Emerging Leadership Program to drive positive changes 

By |2024-04-15T02:07:40+09:3015 April 2024|News|

Mallee Sustainable Farming is excited to announce the launch of an Emerging Leadership Program, a five-day leadership development initiative designed for adults aged 18 to 30 years who are passionate about creating thriving futures in the Victorian Mallee communities through collective leadership.

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Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) welcomes Dr Penny Roberts as Research Manager

By |2024-03-05T05:36:57+10:305 March 2024|News|

Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Penny Roberts as its new Research Manager and through the new position, anticipate fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that will further drive sustainability and progress in the farming practices of the Mallee region.

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Celebrating Excellence – The first group recipient of the David Roget Award goes to Lowbank Bureau

By |2024-02-29T03:16:50+10:3029 February 2024|MSF Blog|

In a groundbreaking decision, the 2024 David Roget Award is proudly presented to the Lowbank Ag Bureau, a collective force in the farming community. Known for their proactive approach and mutual support, this group stands out for its dedication to enhancing farm sustainability through research and extension activities.

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Jenny Garonne takes the helm as Managing Director at Mallee Sustainable Farming

By |2024-02-12T05:02:59+10:3012 February 2024|News|

Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) is proud to announce the appointment of Jenny Garonne as its new Managing Director.

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