Wimmera Pulse Field Day set to be electric at Kalkee

With a bumper harvest on the cards, Agriculture Victoria anticipates a lively atmosphere for the upcoming Wimmera Pulse Field Day on Tuesday 25 October at the Kalkee hub trial site.

Hosted by Agriculture Victoria and supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the event offers growers an opportunity to hear the latest breeding and agronomic advances for lentil, chickpea, field pea, faba bean and vetch from industry specialists.

Agriculture Victoria Senior Research Agronomist Jason Brand said this is a great opportunity for growers to see first-hand the results of trials at their seasonal best and meet a whole host of industry experts.

“The Wimmera Pulse Field Day will showcase several new and exciting lentil varieties available for sowing in 2023.

“The Agriculture Victoria pulse trials are the result of many hours of interaction with industry to optimise agronomy, maximise yield and increase profitability for growers.

“We welcome everyone to attend the field day to continue to foster this expert community of practice,” he said.

Mr Brand said topics covered will include new herbicide tolerance traits, disease management options, frost and heat mitigation, agronomic options for limiting pod drop in lentil, optimal sowing dates and marketing opportunities for pulses.

This free event starts at 9 am and will finish at midday with chickpea burgers adding a pulse-themed touch to the complimentary barbecue lunch menu.

The site is located 30 km north of Horsham on Blue Ribbon Road near Murra Warra Wind Farm.

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