Agricultural Field Days

The department is hosting two agricultural field days at Katherine Research Station on Tuesday 9 April 2019 and Douglas Daly Research Farm on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

The field days will have a strong focus on Northern Territory (NT) industry development, and highlight the potential of diversified farming systems. Industry stakeholders are invited to attend.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • attend presentations from government and industry representatives
  • network with industry members
  • hear first hand from producers about their experiences with farming diversification
  • view trade displays
  • undertake field walks at the DPIR research farms.

Key topics include:

  • information about birthing sensors and how they are assisting with calf loss research in northern Australia
  • the latest research in northern Australian beef cattle genetics
  • using livestock to assist in the control of gamba grass and subsequent livestock performance
  • improved pastures such as Nucal and Mulato varieties
  • aspects of cover crops, integrated pest management for melon cropping systems
  • cotton, soybeans, forage and grain sorghum, dryland rice and various species of pasture grass for seed production.

The field days are presented by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, with support from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Northern Territory Farmers Association and the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association.

Downloads

To find out more, download the flyer. (824.7 kb)

You can download the Katherine Research Station Field Day program here (916.8 kb)

You can download the Douglas Daly Research Farm Field Day program here (892.6 kb)

Major sponsors

Contact

Please confirm attendance and find out more by contacting:

Joy Sherlock, Senior Agronomist

Phone: 0436 425 441

Email: Joy.sherlock@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 21 March 2019