“Vic Lockdown Lowdown Video Series”
Despite COVID19 the show goes on for MSF Victorian Field Days – but it’s going to be a little different this year.
There’s nothing better than attending field days in the flesh.
MSF enjoy networking at field days with members, farmers, Agri professionals and researchers while sharing new findings and enjoying a cold drink at the end of the day.
However, due to COVID19 and restrictions in Victoria at this time of the year when we would normally run our field days, a virtual field day is the next best thing to communicate our findings and key takeaways from MSF’s Victorian trials this year.
Mallee Sustainable Farming are pleased to bring Virtual Field Days to Victorian Mallee Farmers this year.
In lieu of Victorian Field Days due to COVID19, MSF are presenting a series of videos focusing on various trials, results and project findings undertaken in the Victorian Mallee region as part of MSF’s ‘Vic Lockdown Lowdown Video Series.’
In the first video released in October as part of MSF’s Vic Lockdown Lowdown series, Michael Moodie from Frontier Farming Systems provides a summary of an innovative trial undertaken by Kenton Porker and his team from SARDI at a trial site in the Victorian Mallee.
The video provides a run-down of this trial which was to investigate management strategies to reap the benefits of early sown wheat along with mitigating risk of sowing early as the season progresses. Michael explains choosing varieties that adapt best to low rainfall environments and he also highlighted in this trial how they slowed wheat phenology through simulated grazing for a later flowing time.
Further videos will be released in this series over the coming weeks covering trials and topics such as deep ripping, legume break crops, frost, time of sowing, pulses and pastures plus more!
This project is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Innovative SARDI trial looking at early flowering wheat