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EPARF Member Day 2011

The ‘Choices for Mixed farming systems – Best Bets’ event at Minnipa Agricultural Centre was held to focus on options farmers could take if their cereal on cereal systems were failing due to problems including weeds, diseases, nutrition and whole farm profitability. 140 people attended the day to listen to a wide…

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EPARF Member Day 2010

Over 100 farmers attended the ‘Cereal Growth Stages’ member day held at Minnipa Agricultural Centre to learn about cereal growth stages and how to improve the profitability of growing crops. EPARF chairperson Peter Kuhlmann, welcomed members and introduced Dr Glenn McDonald, University of Adelaide who explained how cereals develop from germination through…

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EPARF Member Day 2009

EPARF joined with GRDC and SAFF to hold the ‘Technical Research Update for Growers’ at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre. Ed Hunt, consultant Wharminda presented on flexible farming, how Eyre Peninsula farmers are adapting to change. For robust and sustainable businesses in the future we need an improved ability to identify and analyse…

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EPARF Member Day 2007

The ‘EP Cereal Disease’ event held at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre focused on disease identification and was well attended by members and industry supporters. Neil Cordon, SARDI extension agronomist set the scene for the day pointing out that the aim of the day was to improve skills and confidence in identification of…

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EPARF Member Day 2006

The ‘Eyre Peninsula Grain and Graze’ field day held at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre involved a mix of expert speaker presentations and field trial demonstrations. Rowan Ramsey, EPARF and EP Grain and Graze Chairperson welcomed everyone and introduced Brian Wibberley, Wibberley Chartered Accounts to present information on whole farm financial assessment of…

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EPARF Member Day 2005

The ‘Eyre Peninsula Breeding Better Varieties’ two day event held at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre included a variety of expert speaker presentations and field demonstrations. Rowan Ramsey, EPARF Chairperson welcomed everyone and introduced wheat breeder Andy Barr, AGT to deliver his presentation on Gene Technology, how breeding and genetic engineering works, current…

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Member Day 2004

The ‘Eyre Peninsula Sowing Systems’ field day held over two days at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre was a combination of presentations and field demonstrations. Paul Kaden, MRF Chairperson opened the day and introduced keynote speaker Alan Fisher from Primary Sales. Peter Walsh, consulting agricultural engineer WA followed with a presentation on options…

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Member Day 2003

The ‘Nutrition’ field day on the property of Joan and Jim Endean, Minnipa where demonstration field trials had been sown, was run over two days. Paul Kaden, MRF Chairperson opened the day and introduced keynote speaker Prof Tim Reeves who presented fork to farm, challenges and opportunities in the global grains market….

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