For enquiries, please email conference@grasslands.org.au or call 1300 137 550.
 

Program

Wednesday 22 July 2020 - Session 1: Projects in pastures

Session 1A: PDS Presentations

Sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia





7.30pm - 8.30pm

High production annual forage in perennial systems - Perennial Pasture Systems

Duncan Thomas

Annual grass control strategies in perennial pastures - Perennial Pasture Systems

Tess McDougall

Weaner to yearling production pays off

John Murdoch

Pasture tech farm management sensors and network demonstration trial - GSSA pasture tech group

Jonathan Jenkin

Session 1B: Nuffield Scholar Presentations

Sponsored by Valley Seeds



8.30pm - 9.30pm

Filling the feed gap - Designing a profitable forage-based beef cattle system

Stuart Tait

How systemised management of intensive mixed farms could assist expansion

Michael Chilvers

The integration of livestock and cropping in high rainfall zone - Jack of all trades, master of none

Rowan Paulet

     

Wednesday 29 July 2020 - Session 2: What lies below...

Session 2A: Carbon farming

Sponsored by AGF Seeds

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Carbon farming – Can grazing systems be carbon neutral? Richard Eckard
Carbon farming in practice Stuart Austin

Session 2B: Dung beetles

8.30pm - 9.30pm

On-farm dung beetle nurseries for improved pasture growth Greg Dalton and Cherry Macklin
     

Wednesday 5 August 2020 - Session 3: Legumes - What are they good for?

Session 3A

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Oestrogenic sub clover pastures: Identification and remediation

Kevin Foster

Oestrogenic clovers – tackling them from a producers perspective Mark Cooper

Session 3B

Sponsored by Barenbrug

8.30pm - 9.30pm

Insecticide resistance and management options for the redlegged earth mite in Australia 

Paul Umina

Pasture legumes – The driver of a prime lamb operation

Charlie de Fegely

     

Wednesday 12 August 2020 - Session 4: Pastures abroad

Session 4A

Sponsored by Incitec Pivot Fertilisers

7.30pm - 8.30pm

New Zealand drivers of pasture production and options available to improve composition and management

Dr Derrick Moot

Session 4B

Sponsored by Seed Force

8.30pm - 9.30pm

Pastures, farming and research in Argentina

Martin Bigliardi

     

Wednesday 19 August 2020 - Session 5: Virtual farm tour

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Pasture Trials Network - Comparative qualitative pasture variety data Bill Fuller
Ellinbank Smart Farm -  and the Pasture Smarts Project Elizabeth Morse-McNabb
Diary of a rookie farmer Georgie Rees
GSSA Branch updates GSSA Branch Presidents
     

For enquiries, please email conference@grasslands.org.au or call 1300 137 550.