Gippsland Ag Group members are farmers who are always asking questions.
Some of those questions turn into trials and demonstrations at the Gippsland Research Farm, run by an efficient crew, to determine what might be the best way of growing something or producing something.
The best part of the process is sharing the learning and knowledge and at tomorrow’s Spring Field Day, everything from the best way to establish a dryland lucerne crop to perennial pastures and agroforestry, sheep breed performance and making more topsoil will be discussed.
The Gippsland Research Farm manager, Alister Micallef, works across all the projects but has specifically been involved in the NEXUS project working with Melbourne University looking at carbon efficiency with two different groups of lambs on a mono species and a multi species paddock.
“We’ve had two groups of lambs go through and we have lots of data on weight gain to talk about at the Spring Field Day,” Alister said.
IMAGE: GAgG chief executive officer, Trevor Caithness, has been on hand for each of the past three field days and is looking forward to tomorrow’s field day, October 26 on Bengworden Road.
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