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2021 Post Seeding Field Walk

Over 60 local farmers and industry representatives attended the recent Liebe Group Post Seeding Field Walk that was held at the Dalwallinu Main Trial Site on Wednesday 21st July.

With a wet start to the season, the site was slippery but that did not deter attendees from enjoying the afternoon, viewing 8 of 20 trials in this year’s program. Presenters were able to provide a brief overview of the trial aims, objectives and any observed results to date.

Several of the trials highlighted on the day provided growers with an opportunity to see management options for crop safety and herbicide effects, as well as weed control and different varieties for wheat crops.

The current trial site host farmer Matt Hyde reflected on the day, saying that he “enjoyed the day, it was very positive with a great turn out.”

Matt also says he is “enjoying hosting the site and seeing the trials being implemented on their farm to see what could work in future years”.

Latham grower and past Main Trial Site host Dylan Hirsch said “It was so amazing to have my gumboots and see those who forgot, suffer!”

Mr Hirsch said the “CSBP early sown wheat trial was very interesting, as was Imtrade’s EPE propyzamide trial”.

CSBP’s nitrogen strategies for early sown long season wheat varieties aims to demonstrate what the yield potential is of three different long season wheat varieties new to the WA market, and the impact of nitrogen strategies of rates and timings on these varieties.

This site was visually appealing, with better than average rainfall to date allowing for tall crops making good use of the extra moisture.

Included in this year’s event was a bonus mini-field walk which visited three satellite sites between Pithara and Dalwallinu. Looking at pre-emergent ryegrass control in wheat, broadleaf weeds in chickpeas, and a tine vs disc seeder comparison, this was well received by all those in attendance.

Allan Myers, Kalannie, said the day was “very informative, and good to finally see it up close. There is so much new technology coming in. Row placement trial was very impressive, with the strike rate of emergence”.

The formalities of the day concluded with a social evening at the local AFGRI Equipment dealership with pulled meat rolls and drinks, which allowed participants to discuss the day, share their outlooks on trials, and attitudes moving forward in the current growing season.

The Liebe Group would like to thank Matt Hyde for hosting the 2021 Main Trial Site, and look forward to seeing the farming community back together again at the Spring Field Day on 9th September.

Thanks are extended out to all of Liebe Group’s Diamond Partners CBH Group, CSBP, Rabobank and RSM, with many of their organisations having representatives attend the day, highlighting its importance and value for the local farming community.

Liebe Group Silver Partner FMC returned this year as event sponsor, providing further support to ensure the event was able to fulfil all expectations.


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