Southern Riverina and North East farmers attended the annual Gerogery Field Day on Thursday, named in honour of Even Moll, whose family has been hosting the field day at “Elderslie” for more than 80 years.
Among the key events of the day was the inspection of new cereal and canola varieties included in the National Variety Trials, funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
“The NVT trials provide an excellent opportunity to assess new varieties prior to their commercial release,” Riverine Plains extension officer Cassandra Schefe said of the event.
This year’s event also looked at harvest options stemming from the extended wet winter and spring.
Some farmers were considering harvest options, including direct heading canola because weather conditions had made windrowing difficult.
A range of speakers covered topics such as grain marketing, summer crop options, soil testing and chemical options.