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MNHRZ Spring Field Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This day which supports grain growers, hay producers, and livestock farmers will commence at the Frost Learning Centre, Sod Hut Road Farrell Flat at 9:00 am and then will continue onto The Navan Hay Shed at Giles Corner via the trials at Merilden.

Our Lunchtime session which includes our AGM will start at 12:00 with guest speakers Dr Michael Nash speaking of the Slug & Bug Fest of 2023 and Dr Theresa McBeath of CSIRO presenting on N Banking in the high rainfall zone.

Our range of trial site speakers includes Dr Kenton Porker of CSIRO, Ben Smith Agrilink, and Dr Penny Roberts Dylan Bruce of SARDI/PIRSA covering the Frost trials and Pulses, Cereals, and Nitrogen.


  • 9 am – Frost Learning Centre Sod Hut Rd, Farrell Flat,

  • 12 noon Lunch and Shed Session, Connell’s Hay Shed, Navan

  • 2:00 pm – Giles Corner, Barrier Highway

Commencement location will be dependent on the weather and at the time of writing will start at the railway line on Sod Hut Road, Farrell Flat

9:00 am

  • Phenology sown April – an interesting discussion on temperature sensitive varieties, seeing as how the crop is now at this of writing (June) is at GS 30!

  • + Delay Reset and Stubble, Wheat and Barley Varietal Mix, Frosted Seed and Variety TOS Trial, Product trial, PGR Trial, Dual Purpose Demo, Seeding Rate x Nitrogen Canopy Trial, Biological Trial, Adjuvant Trial, Herbicide Trial, Safflower Rotation Trial, Stubbles, Dual Purpose

  • 11:00 am

  • Frost Avoidance and Mitigation Project, Intercropping and Pulse time of Sowing trials

  • Merilden SHO Safflower and Pasture Trials

11:30 depart for 12:00 noon – Connells Hay Shed, Navan

12 noon

Lunch supplied

12:30 pm


  • Dr Michael Nash – Slugs: What’s the go with snails that have lost their homes in 2023.

  • Dr Theresa McBeath CSIRO – Nitrogen Bank in the High Rainfall Zone


2:00 pm

Giles Corner Trial Site – Barrier Hwy 300 m south of Navan Rd

  • Pulse Protein

  • Cereal Trials

  • Canola Systems and Glypho Technology Trials

  • Pasture Trials

  • Nitrogen Trials

  • InterGrain New Barley Variety Launch


MNHRZ – Deb Baum


0481 322 821

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Farrell Flat Frost Learning Centre
Near Sod Hut Road
Farrell Flat, 5416 Australia
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