Agricultural Field Days

The department hosted 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 had a strong focus on Northern Territory (NT) industry development, and highlighted the potential of diversified farming systems.

Key topics included:

  • 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 were 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.


You can download the Katherine Research Station Field Day program here (912.2 kb)

You can download the Douglas Daly Research Farm Field Day program here (887.8 kb)

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Last updated: 17 April 2019