April 18

Farmers Prepare for Upcoming Season with Barley Workshop

Last Wednesday farmers from across the district joined Pursehouse Rural for their barley workshop, the latest in a string of informative seminars on varying topics relevant to the agricultural industry.

Speakers at the Pursehouse Rural Barley Workshop

The team from Pursehouse Rural were joined by industry experts including AGF Seeds and Mort & Co. Fertilisers.

After a quick BBQ lunch discussions got underway, kick started by Kyle Merritt, head of Research and Development at Mort & Co. Fertilisers. Kyle presented on the new Terrus and Terrus Pro granulated carbon-based organic fertiliser brought to the market by Mort & Co. The company utilise waste product from their feedlots, processing it into a granulated product which is then used by growers to improve soil health in a holistic approach to soil management on farm.

Mort & Co. Fertilisers are driving industry development in the organic fertiliser space producing it in a format suitable for broadacre farming. Their carbon-based fertiliser is produced in a granulated format for ease of use, with an 80% water holding capacity to improve water infiltration and soil condition.

Next up was Will Bazley and Craig Altmann from AGF Seeds who took the opportunity to give an overview of seasonal conditions and discuss with the group the available barley varieties suitable for the district and current planting conditions.

The workshop was wrapped up by Pursehouse Rural Agronomist Jack Hyem who discussed the threat of fall army worm and best practices for avoiding damage to emerging barley and oats crops. He too gave an overview of seasonal conditions and some tips for pre-planting to ensure optimal yields. Jack is based at our Pittsworth branch location, and has been assisting growers across the Darling Downs of Queensland for a number of years. Jack is part of a wider agronomy team based at Pursehouse Rural Pittsworth who are available to assist with your cropping requirements from soil testing to advice and in crop checks and recommendations. Contact your local Pursehouse Rural agronomist today for all your broadacre and pasture requirements. 

Pursehouse Rural Clifton would like to thank all growers who attended the day and guest speakers who made the workshop possible. Keep a close on Pursehouse Rural Clifton's social media channels for updates and information on future events.


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