LIEBE Group members and partners faced the wet and wild conditions last week to expand their knowledge of assimilating legumes into their farming enterprises.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation project involved a demonstration of legumes for reliable profitability in the western region, aiming to provide growers with access to agronomy packages for pulses/legumes for their own farms to determine if particular legumes are profitable in their system.
Liebe Group research and development coordinator Alana Hartley and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) agronomist Martin Harries presented to the group, noting the key agronomic challenges and opportunities that exist with the crop types.
Mr Harries also showcased the legume variety trial and DPIRD’s variety trial site, which included Bolt, Hurricane and Jumbo2 lentil varieties.
The field walk concluded with Elders Scholz Rural agronomist Clare Johnston taking growers through a demonstration of Adama’s Veritas product, which is a foliar disease control option for field peas and other legume crops.
The Crop Sequencing Workshop, delivered by Farmanco as part of the same GRDC-funded project, ran in Carnamah on Friday, August 31, followed by a field walk to the legume demonstration site at the Bowman’s property.
The workshop provided knowledge and skills to assess the risks and rewards of trying different break crops/rotations on-farm and understanding what tools are available to help growers get the best out of their system.
You can check out more of the Liebe Group Legume Demonstration sites, with a pop-up field walk at Koorda on Wednesday, September 19th, from 3 pm.
- The Liebe Group Agricultural Research and Education Facility was officially opened on Thursday, August 9 and was made possible with funding from the National Stronger Regions Fund, Regional Grants Scheme. GRDC Infrastructure Grant and the Liebe Group members, partners and supporters.
- Located at 17 Johnston Street, Dalwallinu.
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Source: Farm Weekly
Image courtesy of Liebe Group