Practical opportunities for improving the profitability of farming enterprises in south western Victoria will be detailed at a grains research forum at Lake Bolac next month.
Strategies for boosting grain and grazing operations, lifting the performance of legumes on acidic soils and stabilising organic matter will be presented at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update on August 23.
GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Jon Midwood says that while growers in the region are already at the forefront of uptake of new knowledge, practices and technologies, opportunities exist for further enhancement of their farm productivity and income.
“There is still much we can do to build on what we already have in south west Victoria, and the GRDC Update at Lake Bolac will assist in giving growers the advice and impetus needed for them to take the next step,” says Mr Midwood, who is also chief executive of Southern Farming Systems (SFS).
“The Update will give growers plenty of food for thought about potential changes they can make to their farming systems and it will also be a valuable opportunity to be brought up to date with current seasonal issues and what to expect for the remainder of the 2017 growing season.”