Katherine and Douglas Daly 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.

For further information, including the programs please visit the department's agricultural field day webpage.

Last updated: 26 March 2019