Field walk: early season picking trial - Emerald

Cotton growers in Central QLD are invited to a field walk with QLD DAFF senior scientist Paul Grundy on Monday 19 January to look at the early planted cotton, which has had its first defoliation and is nearing picking.

Date: Monday, 19 January 2015

Time: 3-4pm 

Location: Dougall Millar's property, 'Orana', Wills Road.

For more information, contact:
Ngaire Rougley, CottonInfo technical specialist (0427 556 311, ngaire.roughley@daff.qld.gov.au)
Renee Anderson, Cotton Australia regional manager (0448 125 156, reneea@cotton.org.au)

Date: 
19/01/2015
Location: 
Emerald QLD

17th Australian Agronomy Conference - Hobart

The 17th Australian Agronomy Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from 20 to 24 September 2015. The theme of the 2015 conference is Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes.

Date: Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 September, 2015

Time: TBC

Location: Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, TAS

For more information, contact: the conference organisers, Conference Design, on 03 6231 2999 or via mail@conferencedesign.com.au

Date: 
20/09/2015
Location: 
Hobart TAS

Irrigation, plant physiology and disease field day - Emerald

A field day focusing on irrigation, plant physiology and disease is being held in Emerald this Thursday 15 January at 9am.

Geoff Hunter, CottonInfo's regional development officer for the Central Highlands will join Cotton Australia's regional manager Renee Anderson, CSIRO's research scientist Dr Rose Brodrick, and CSD's senior plant pathologist Dr Stephen Allen for the field day.

Date: Thursday, 15 January 2015

Time: 9am

Location: Nev Brownlie, 'Crandley', 874 Wills Road, Emerald.

For further information, contact:
Geoff Hunter, CottonInfo (0458 142 777, geoff.hunter@cottoninfo.net.au)
Renee Anderson, Cotton Australia (0448 125 156, reneea@cotton.org.au). 

 

Date: 
15/01/2015
Location: 
Emerald QLD

Irrigation research tour: Nevertire

Cotton industry irrigation researchers will tour growing regions in February, 2015, to showcase innovative scheduling and automation technology. Growers will have the opportunity to meet with researchers at trial sites at Emerald, Moree and Nevertire - a great chance to hear about, question and see the latest research in action. Download the event flyer here.

The tour will showcase:

  • IrriSAT - Dr John Hornbuckle, CSIRO
  • Canopy temperature sensors - Dr Onoriode Coast, CSIRO
  • Dynamic deficit scheduling - Dr Rose Brodrick, CSIRO
  • EM38 soil moisture monitoring - Jenny Foley, QLD DNRM
  • VARIwise: optimal, adaptive irrigation - Dr Alison McCarthy, NCEA
  • Smart automation in furrow irrigation – Dr Malcolm Gillies, NCEA, Dr Jasim Uddin (NCEA), David Robson (Rubicon)

The tour is supported by CRDC and CottonInfo.

The details for the Nevertire leg of the tour are:

Date: Thursday, 12 February 2015

Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm

Location: 'The Wilgas', Nevertire

For further information, contact: 
Amanda Thomas, CottonInfo - 0417 226 411, amanda.thomas@cottoninfo.net.au)
Janelle Montgomery, NSW DPI & CottonInfo (0428 640 990, janelle.montgomery@dpi.nsw.gov.au). 

Date: 
12/02/2015
Location: 
Nevertire NSW

Irrigation research tour: Emerald

Cotton industry irrigation researchers will tour growing regions in February, 2015, to showcase innovative scheduling and automation technology. Growers will have the opportunity to meet with researchers at trial sites at Emerald, Moree and Nevertire - a great chance to hear about, question and see the latest research in action. Download the event flyer here.

The tour will showcase:

  • IrriSAT - Dr John Hornbuckle, CSIRO
  • Canopy temperature sensors - Dr Onoriode Coast, CSIRO
  • Dynamic deficit scheduling - Dr Rose Brodrick, CSIRO
  • EM38 soil moisture monitoring - Jenny Foley, QLD DNRM
  • VARIwise: optimal, adaptive irrigation - Dr Alison McCarthy, NCEA
  • Smart automation in furrow irrigation – Dr Malcolm Gillies, NCEA, Dr Jasim Uddin (NCEA), David Robson (Rubicon)

The tour is supported by CRDC and CottonInfo.

The details for the Emerald leg of the tour are:

Date: Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm

Location: Wills Road, Emerald QLD

For further information, contact: 
Lance Pendergast, CottonInfo - 0448 601 842, lance.pendergast@daff.qld.gov.au
Ngaire Roughley, CottonInfo - 0477 394 116, ngaire.roughley@daff.qld.gov.au

Date: 
10/02/2015
Location: 
Emerald QLD

Big Day Out 2015: Gunnedah

CottonInfo, CRDC and the Department of Industry and Science will host two Big Day Outs in 2015, highlighting energy use efficiency - one at St George, the other at Gunnedah. The Gunnedah field day will look at energy audits, NSW tariffs and renewable energy, and will feature AgriRisk high achiever of the year for 2014, Brendon Warnock. 

The details of the Gunnedah Big Day Out are: 

Date: Wednesday 25 Feb 2015

Time: 1pm onwards.

Location: property of Scott Morgan, “Kensal Green”, Gunnedah. (A map is available by clicking here). 

Featuring:

  • Opening by Adam Kay, Cotton Australia CEO
  • The future of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources on farm
  • Energy audits and tariffs
  • Hybrid power solutions for irrigation and domestic pumps
  • The economics of solar/grid irrigation bores
  • Renewable policy incentives
  • Farm tour including domestic solar installations, pumps and piped infrastructure.
  • Speakers include: Keith Higgins, energy consultant; Glenn Clark, Yellot Dot Energy; Jon Welsh, CottonInfo; Peter Bulanyi, Si Clean Energy; Office of Environment and Heritage energy auditors; Joseph Foley and Gary Sandell, NCEA.
  • A weather station auction for a young cancer patient will take place at afternoon tea.

Download the full agenda here.

For more information, contact:
Katie Slade, CottonInfo regional development officer for the Upper Namoi: 0418 687 580

 

Date: 
25/02/2015
Location: 
Gunnedah NSW

Big Day Out 2015: St George

CottonInfo, CRDC and the Department of Industry and Science will host two Big Day Outs in 2015, highlighting energy use efficiency - one at St George, the other at Gunnedah. The field days will look at solar installations, energy audits and will feature AgriRisk high achiever of the year for 2014, Brendon Warnock.

The details of the St George Big Day Out are: 

Date: Tuesday 24 Feb 2015

Time: 2-6pm (followed by a BBQ at 6pm).

Location: property of Ian and Anne Brimblecombe, "Burgorah",  28290 Moonie Highway, St George. (A map is available by clicking here). 

Featuring:

  • Opening by Dr Mary Corbett, Chair CRDC
  • How energy auditing and assessments can save dollars
  • The economics of solar power on irrigation bores
  • Renewable policy incentives
  • Solar/diesel/grid pumping irrigation systems
  • Farm tour including solar installations and pumps
  • Speakers include: Glenn Clark, Yellot Dot Energy; Jon Welsh, CottonInfo; Si Clean Energy; Ergon Energy specialists; Joseph Foley, NCEA.

Download the full agenda here.

For further information, contact: Sally Dickinson, CottonInfo regional development officer, St George (0407 992 495, sally.dickinson@cottoninfo.net.au). 

 

 

Date: 
24/02/2015
Location: 
St George QLD

National Grower of the Year Field Day - Hillston

Cotton Australia invites growers to the National Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day to be held on Thursday 12 March, 2015. The event will be hosted at Tim and Sally Watson’s farm (Sunland Agriculture) near Hillston, NSW. The Watsons (pictured) are the recipients of the Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year Award announced at the 2014 Australian Cotton Industry Awards night. The agenda for the day is available here.

Date: Thursday 12 March, 2015

Time: 10am to 4pm.

Location: Sunland Agriculture, River Road, Hillston. (For further information on how to get to Sunland Agriculture, please click here).

For further information, contact: 

Please note:
Registration for the event must be received by Honi or Kieran by 6 March 2015. Registation is essential for all attendees. At the time of registering, please advise if you require bus transportation to Sunland Agriculture.

Sally and Tim Watson, Hillston NSW

 

Sponsored by:

  • Monsanto Australia
  • AgriRisk
  • Cotton Seed Distributors
  • Incitec Pivot Fertilisers
  • Bayer CropScience

Supported by:

  • CottonInfo
Date: 
12/03/2015
Location: 
Hillston NSW

Pathways to NRM collaboration workshop - Narrabri

Are you interested in building partnerships with local cotton growers? CottonInfo is hosting a series of workshops to improve the delivery of NRM best practice information to cotton growers, and to achieve better environmental outcomes in cotton catchments. If you're a regional interest group in a cotton growing region, then this workshop is for you! Download the flyer re this event here.

Date: Thursday 26 February, 2015

Time: 9am to 1pm.

Location: Narrabri.

For further information, contact: 
Stacey Vogel, CottonInfo natural resources and catchments technical specialist (0428 266 712, staceyvogel.consulting@gmail.com). 

Date: 
26/02/2015
Location: 
Narrabri NSW

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