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Amazing AgriFocus!

AGRIFOCUS 2023 attracted over 250 people on the 18th October at  Southern Farming Systems leading technical event for high rainfall zone farming.

The SFS Streatham Trial site looked a picture with the amazing crowd of farmers, agronomists and consultants gathered to seek information around farming in a changing climate.  The keynote sessions explored farm carbon emissions with Graeme Anderson, Agriculture Victoria and farm profitability under climate change with Grace Evans, SFS.  The farm profitability under climate change project was supported by Southern Farming Systems, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

The choose you own adventure matrix was filled with presentations in field offering proof of concept trials and key information from leading experts on:

  • Soils – Soil ameliorants of lime & gypsum, Subsoil amelioration
  • Cereals – Varieties, Disease management and resistance ratings update, PGRs, Nutrition
  • Canola – Varieties, Disease management, Weed management, Plant densities
  • Faba Bean – Varieties, Disease management, Weed management
  • Vetch – Management for hay production
  • Crop Sequencing – exploring crop rotation, diversity, intensity, sequence, end use and more
  • Plus exhibits from our partners, including machinery from Premier Partner Swayn and McCabe Claas Harvest Centre, Slug Management and Grain Storage.

“AgriFocus is more than just pulling together a good program of speakers, it is unique as it show cases independent, localised, real time research with industry leading experts all in the one place, which isn’t easy and takes a team effort from all of our staff” said CEO Bret Ryan.

“This was a record crowd for SFS’s 13th Annual AgriFocus and we hope that we will see everyone back again for 2024!” said Michelle McClure AgriFocus, Coordinator.

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