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05-Apr-2019

Improving pasture production on stony barriers

Southern Farming Systems & Stoneleigh Landcare Group will hold a presentation and farm walk ..

04-Apr-2019

Improving soil health through liming & cover cropping

Southern Farming Systems latest event on "Improving soil health through liming & cover cropp..

26-Mar-2019

GRDC Spray Application Workshop

GRDC Spray Application Workshop Lake Bolac View details HERE (https://grdc.com.au/events..

26-Mar-2019

Women on farms workshops

A series of Women on Farms workshops will be held in 2019 based at Hamilton and Lake Bolac with..

20-Mar-2019

SFS Trial Results Day 2019

Southern Farming Systems will hold the Annual Trial Results Day on Wednesday 20th March 2019. ..

19-Mar-2019

Southern Pulse Agronomy webinars

View the information on the upcoming webinars on Pulse Agronomy HERE (/e-Updates 2019/March 19th..

14-Mar-2019

GRDC Geelong Business Update

Farm Business Update - Geelong Farming to Profit Thursday 14th March View the flyer..

25-Feb-2019

Annual ryegrass management workshop for HRZ agronomists

SFS and University of Adelaide will hold an Annual Ryegrass Management Workshop for HRZ Agronomi..

05-Nov-2018

New course in 2019 - Getting the most out of a feed source on a mixed farming enterprise

Farmers in South west Victoria are being offered an exciting new mixed farming program in 2019. ..

23-Aug-2018

GRDC Grains Research Update Rokewood

GRDC will hold a Grains Research Update on Thursday 23rd August. More details coming soon..

19-Apr-2018

Germ test your retained seed

Growers using retained seed urged to quality test By Ashley Amourgis, SFS Many g..

18-Dec-2017

New canola varieties evaluation for the HRZ

View article HERE (/e-updates 2018/January 16th/Canola variety evaluation trial for hrz FINAL.pd..

12-Dec-2017

Herbicide resistance testing in weeds

View article HERE (/e-updates 2017/December 12th/Herbicide resistance testing.pdf)..

17-Oct-2017

Rural Bank Australian crop annual forecast

View article HERE (/Rural Bank - Australian Crop Annual Update - Souther Farming Systems.pdf)..

12-Sep-2017

Hyper yielding cereals project - Tasmania

View article HERE (/Hyper yielding cereals project.pdf)..

15-Aug-2017

Geelong Branch ute drive and weeds forum

The Geelong Branch of SFS will hold a ute drive to Mt Hesse property and a weed resistance forum..

22-Jun-2017

Crop establishment crop walk

SFS will hold a Crop Establishment workshop on Thursday 22nd June starting at 1.30pm at Werneth...

24-May-2017

Soil biology Field Day

A Soil Biology Field Day will be held at the Simpson Recreation Reserve on Wednesday 24th May. ..

22-May-2017

Soil moisture buckets full across S-W Vic

Article written for Stock and Land, 16th May 2017 By Claudia Gebert, SFS Growers across ..

18-May-2017

Women on Farms Workshops

Women on Farms workshops will be held on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May at Inverleigh and Wer..

16-May-2017

The secret life of slugs

New project to focus on monitoring slug behaviour across southern Australia By Georgina ..

30-Mar-2017

Is lime movement too slow and requires incorporation?

“Limestone needs to be incorporated into the soil or else it does little to ameliorate acidity,”..

27-Feb-2017

Seed testing - farmer retained seed 2017

Success of the new crop starts with quality seed Many growers will have put aside grain ..

06-Feb-2017

Soil moisture favours slug populations

Soil moisture favours slug populations By Michael Nash – Senior Researcher, Entomology Unit..

01-Feb-2017

Optimising efficiency with summer weeds

Optimising efficiency with summer weeds By Zoe Creelman - SFS Research & Extension Offic..

19-Dec-2016

pH mapping & variable rate liming, is it worth the extra $$?

Read the latest article published in the Stock & Land this month on variable rate liming by ..

16-Dec-2016

Stubble retention drawbacks in a wet season

At the recent Hamilton Branch Spring Field Day, Dr John Kirkegaard of CSIRO discusses the drawba..

02-Dec-2016

Tasmania Spring Field Day 2016

SFS Tasmania will be holding their Spring Field Day on Friday 2nd December at Pisa Estate, Macqu..

03-Nov-2016

Hamilton Branch Spring Field Day 2016

The Hamilton Branch will hold a Spring Field Day on Thursday 3rd November, starting at 9am at th..

28-Oct-2016

Gippsland Branch Spring Field Day 2016

The Gippsland Spring Field Day on Friday 28th October is fast approaching! It will start a..

12-Oct-2016

Agrifocus 2016 - press release

Spring focus on cropping technologies at AgriFocus Field Days Southern Farming Systems (..

21-Sep-2016

SFS Hamilton and Ag Vic tour

Agriculture Victoria will host SFS to tour the facilities at the Mt Napier Rd, Hamilton facility..

16-Sep-2016

Inverleigh Spring Crop Walk

The Geelong Branch of SFS will host the Inverleigh Spring Crop Walk on Friday 16th September at ..

29-Aug-2016

SFS Gippsland - Tour to Tasmania

RSVP's are needed by Friday 5th August to confirm your place on the study tour to Tasmania. Plea..

12-Jul-2016

Russian Wheat Aphid - Info session

SFS will hold an information evening at the Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre on Tuesday 12th July ..

07-Jul-2016

BOM July to September weather outlook

View the latest weather outlook from the Bureau of Meterology - June to September 2016 ..

15-Jun-2016

Russian wheat aphid detected in Victoria

Russian wheat aphid - now confirmed in Victoria Russian wheat aphid (RWA) was confirm..

09-Jun-2016

Russian wheat aphid - update

Russian wheat aphid detected in South Australia Numerous cereal crops in South..

09-Jun-2016

Rust prevention requires proactive decisions - GRDC

Rust prevention requires proactive decisions New resources are available to help grain..

12-May-2016

The Very Fast Break - May 2016

DEDJTR's Dale Grey presents the latest climate update for May and beyond, view the You tube clip..

05-May-2016

Adopting harvest weed seed practices - latest research results

In the southern cropping region’s high rainfall zone (HRZ), an important question needs to be an..

05-May-2016

BOM climate update May - July 2016

View the latest climate outlook brought to you by the Bureau of Meterology..

05-Apr-2016

Ag Answers - April Crop update

Rural Finance Corporation are pleased to provide our April update into Victoria’s crop sec..

11-Mar-2016

SFS Pre-sowing seminar not to be missed!

Southern Farming Systems will hold a Pre-Sowing Seminar on the 24th March at the Derrinallum Hal..

04-Mar-2016

BOM Climate Outlook - March to May 2016

View the latest climate outlook video for March - May from the Bureau of Meterology ..

23-Feb-2016

Victorian Winter Crop Summary Guide 2015 released

This publication summarises information on current varieties of the major winter crops gro..

09-Feb-2016

Faba bean plantings on the rise in southern Victoria

Helping to advance the national faba bean crop’s push into the southern grains region is Victori..

28-Jan-2016

Early sowing wheat in Victoria

With decreasing late autumn rain, growers can take advantage of early autumn falls by sowing win..

21-Jan-2016

Geelong Branch President Stewart Hamilton talks on the season that was

This article was published in the Geelong Advertiser on 16th January 2016 Many Geelong regio..

12-Jan-2016

BOM Climate outlook January - March 2016

View the latest climate and water outlook video released by the Bureau of Meterology for the Jan..

12-Jan-2016

Dry 2015 could reduce cropping inputs for 2016 season

Grain growers in the southern cropping region whose crop yields were limited by this year's dry ..

17-Dec-2015

View direct heading of canola at Inverleigh

SFS's Paul Breust went out to local Inverleigh growers, Steve Peel and Stu Hamilton to look at d..

15-Dec-2015

CSIRO - inaugural National Outlook released

How are we going to get to where we want to go? CSIRO put that question to 40 researchers and ni..

30-Nov-2015

Spontaneous combustion of haystacks an issue this season

The western district has seen at least 5 haystacks spontaneously combust this spring. With more ..

24-Nov-2015

Weather outlook for December to February released - BOM

View the latest weather outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology for the coming December to..

29-Oct-2015

Latest weather outlook (BOM) - El Nino continues...

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicts a continued below average rainfall in the period of Nov..

06-Oct-2015

AgriFocus 2015 - Packed Program not to be missed!

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) is proud to announce the return of its annual field day; AgriFocu..

23-Sep-2015

Weed burden wilts under hay enterprise

Stewart Hamilton is the SFS Geelong Branch President and features in the latest GRDC Ground Cove..

16-Sep-2015

SFS Open Day - Inverleigh Site 2015

Southern Farming Systems welcomes you to the annual Inverleigh Trial Site Open Day. To view..

24-Aug-2015

Canola fed lamb tastes better - University of Tasmania

Feeding sheep polyunsaturated oils produces healthier meat enriched with omega-3 fatty acids, Ta..

11-Aug-2015

Dig deeper to better manage soil acidity

Lisa Miller, SFS Research and Extension Officer asked the question, "Is soil testing (of the topsoil..

31-Jul-2015

Regional Agronomy Graduate Program 2016 - applications open

Are you graduating from an Agricultural Science degree in 2015? Are you interested in agronomy,..

28-Jul-2015

2015 Paddock Scale Crop Challenge - Entries Open

Have you got a normal, non-irrigated, commercial, arable, paddock scale crop? Is it wo..

21-Jul-2015

Your suggestions needed - for GRDC Research Updates 2016

GRDC Grains Research Updates continue to be an essential forum for quality information on topica..

10-Jul-2015

SFS Celebrates 20 years!

SFS is proud to be celebrating 20 years of operation in 2015. We are holding a dinner event ..

02-Jul-2015

Opportunities for young farmers to have their say and enhance their careers

Recently announced by the Hon Jaala Pulford MP, the Victoria Government is providing new opportuniti..

01-Jul-2015

In-crop N mineralisation a consideration for N budgets

Growers should use models to determine their nitrogen budget to take into account the complicated fa..

15-Jun-2015

SFS Seeder Demonstration Day - 19th June

The Geelong Branch of Southern Farming Systems (SFS) will be holding an On-farm Seeder Demonstra..

05-Jun-2015

Early season control of slugs important in the battle

With sowing either underway or fast-approaching following widespread rain in early April, growers in..

25-May-2015

Pulses - science says we should eat more!

The importance of pulses (legumes) in gut function and bowel health is largely misunderstood in Aust..

19-May-2015

El Nino - in the tropical Pacific

The Bureau of Meterology's ENSO (El Nino-Southern Oscillation) tracker has been raised to El-Nin..

11-May-2015

Free Canola stubble screening for fungicide tolerant Blackleg - GRDC

In a very limited survey undertaken in 2014, strains of the fungus that causes blackleg were dis..

11-May-2015

NVT Online - check out the best performing varieties for your region

The National Variety Trials (NVT) program is an independent approach to variety evaluation, gene..

05-May-2015

Subsoil Manuring - An engineering challenge

Research conducted by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, La Trobe University and Southe..

08-Apr-2015

Inaugural National Mouse Census Week - April 13 to 19

Farmers and advisers throughout Australia’s grain-growing regions are being asked to get i..

31-Mar-2015

SFS Trial Results Book 2014 - Out now!

Southern Farming Systems is excited to announce that the 2014 Victorian Trial Results book i..

23-Mar-2015

SFS Annual Results Day - Thursday 26th March

SFS Annual Results Day - new approaches for the coming season Southern Farming Systems (SFS)..

13-Mar-2015

Cover crops focus over summer at SFS

Summer cover cropping in the HRZ: Exciting results from our February crop walk Cover croppin..

13-Mar-2015

Malting accreditation for 2 new barley varieties

Barley Australia announced yesterday La trobe and Flinders have received malting accreditation a..

02-Mar-2015

Summer weed control always a winner

Recent rains across south-east Australia will provide valuable soil moisture for the 2015 season..

16-Feb-2015

IWM strategies pay off for Lake Bolac grower

Lake Bolac farmer Neil Vallance is tackling the growing herbicide resistance problem in his area by ..

03-Feb-2015

Cover crops expert to visit SFS

SFS in conjunction with Corangamite CMA, Glenelg Hopkins CMA and VNTFA are bringing a cover crop..

30-Jan-2015

Grains Research Forum at Ballarat - GRDC

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will host a major forum in Ballarat to suppor..

20-Jan-2015

Correct fumigation of stored grain - to avoid insect resistance

Grain growers in the southern cropping region are urged to ensure grain stored on-farm after har..

16-Jan-2015

Resistant Ryegrass Management - lessons learnt so far...

HRZ trial yields lessons in resistant ryegrass management Getting mouldboard ploughi..

13-Jan-2015

Early weed kill will save moisture from summers rainy days

Early control of weeds over the summer will place southern region grain growers in an advantageo..

07-Jan-2015

Vic No-Till Scholarships on offer for farmers in S-W Vic

A program to help croppers in S-W Victoria tackle issues such as slugs, heavy residue loads, soi..

06-Jan-2015

Dual Purpose Canola - impressive results explained

View the latest GRDC clip featuring local grower David Brady and SFS's Annieka Paridaen..

02-Jan-2015

Dual Purpose Wheat - grazed over summer to harvest next summer!

SFS's Annieka Paridaen explains some of the exciting results achieved from spring sown winter wh..

23-Dec-2014

Improving problem soils with strategic cultivation and rotations

Improving problem soils with strategic cultivation and rotations Waterlogging, Compaction, ..

23-Dec-2014

Wheat Vs Barley - which cereal should I sow following the break crop?

Wheat v barley as the first cereal following a break ... assessing yield, productivity and economics..

15-Dec-2014

Smartphone Apps for Smart farmers

The Ag Excellence Alliance has updated the very popular publication “Smartphone Apps for S..

12-Dec-2014

Wrap up of Victorian weather in 2014 and outlook for 2015 - DEPI

The "Very Fast Break" summarises the Victorian 2014 season, reviews the most accurate climate mo..

09-Dec-2014

Harvest is the time to get on top of resistant weeds

Dr Chris Preston, a weed management expert from the University of Adelaide, says herbici..

04-Dec-2014

World Soils Day 5th December

Raising awareness of the importance of our soils, for life on earth - view this U-tube clip (htt..

01-Dec-2014

Early sown winter canola could reduce risks in HRZ

By Alistair Lawson With the popularity of spring-sown winter canola varieties increasing in the..

28-Nov-2014

Optimizing wheat yields by choosing variety and sowing date for the HRZ - CSIRO's James Hunt

CSIRO’s James Hunt explains how to spread risk and optimise whole farm yields by looking a..

21-Nov-2014

Retaining the right seed for next year - GRDC

Growers can give themselves a head start for next season by adhering to some basic practices when it..

31-Oct-2014

SFS research shows spring sown wheat a winner

http://m.weeklytimesnow.com.au/business/grain-and-hay/southern-farming-systems-research-shows-spring..

29-Oct-2014

Heavy grazing of dual purpose canola key to better growth

http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/business/grain-and-hay/heavy-grazing-of-dual-purpose-canola-key-to-..

21-Oct-2014

HRZ trials investigate new yield lift tactics

http://www.grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Ground-Cover/GC112/HRZ-trials-investigate-new-yield-lift..

07-Oct-2014

Considering sowing a winter canola this spring?

Considering sowing a winter canola this spring? SFS are in the third year of trialling ..

05-May-2014

Species identification critical in controlling slugs

http://www.grdc.com.au/Media-Centre/Ground-Cover/GC110/Slug-identikit..

19-Mar-2014

SFS Results Day - Annual 2014

SFS Annual Trial Results Day Wednesday, 19th March, 2014 The annual SFS Results Day is on..

17-Mar-2014

New SFS Research and Trials Manager

SFS would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Research and Trials Manager Mr. Paul Breust. ..

12-Feb-2014

Fodder's place in weed war

Fodder's place in weed war By Gregor Heard - Stock and Land - February 12, 2014 GROWERS in hi..

30-Jan-2014

Know your slugs: species ID key to effective pest control

Know your slugs: species ID key to effective pest control By Sharon Watt - Porter Novelli - GRDC ..

29-Jan-2014

Action on Ground leading to increases in soil carbon at depth?

Action on Ground leading to increases in soil carbon at depth? By Dr Renick Peries - DEPI for Sto..

28-Jan-2014

Who's been eating my canola?

Who's been eating my canola? By Annieka Paridaen - SFS Projects Coordinator Toward t..

21-Jan-2014

Using social media for your farm business

Using social media for your farm business By Jon Midwood – SFS CEO Technological inno..

07-Jan-2014

Stubble retention receives GRDC funding attention

Stubble retention receives GRDC funding attention Farming systems groups across the sout..



 
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