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Results from 1st Year Trials

Advanced seeding systems for enhanced erosion and weed control in broadacre cropping . .


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Field Day Notice: Adzuki Bean Germination, Dubbo

10.30am, Wednesday, 4 March 2015."Raymond Hill", about 3km along Benolong Road, Dubbo. For farmers, consultants and other interested parties to inspect the trial. . .


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Dubbo Adzuki Bean Trial - Germination

As part of the Advanced Seeding Systems project, the first germination count of adzuki beans was carried out on at “Raymond Hill”, Dubbo, on January 30.  They were planted on January 20. Random samples were taken of plants per lineal metre, for both the disc seeder and the precision seeder. . .


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Dubbo Adzuki Bean Trial - Planting

On January 20, Adzuki beans were planted on the Macquarie River flats of the Taylor family’s “Raymond Hill” property, south of Dubbo, at 7.5” spacings using a modified John Deere precision planter with fluted disc openers. This trial is part of CANFA's Advanced Seeding Systems project - an Australian Government Innovation Grant project. . .


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Improving population density of broadacre crops in Australia

An Australian Government funded project being run by some of the country’s lead conservation farming organisations and research institutions is aiming to evaluating more effective means of improving the population density of broadacre crops in Australia. Kicking off this summer, it will look at the possibility of modifying precision seeder technology for broadacre cropping. . .


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Hello from Uzbekistan

Just letting you know that we arrived in our final country, Uzbekistan a few days ago. We had a busy day here at Tashkent, visiting the horticulture research centre and this afternoon at the office of irrigation. We discussed how the government and people are trying to improve the water use efficiency....it was a very interesting day.
Tomorrow we fly out early for Kiva and catch an over night train for Bukhara. We won't be far from the Afghanistan border!!
Having a great time and learning heaps. . .


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Arrived safe into Kyrgyzstan

The days are ticking along. We are seeing interesting things and we crossed the border yesterday from Kazakhstan into Kyrgyzstan.
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