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Meeting will discuss 2020 grain season

By Country News

Grain and mixed farmers will have the opportunity to reflect on the 2019 season and discuss potential issues for 2020, at the annual Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting.

The meeting will be hosted by Riverine Plains Inc on Thursday, February 6, and Riverine Plains Inc executive officer Fiona Hart said the event attracted farmers from both NSW and Victoria.

“The Buraja meeting provides an opportunity for farmers to debrief about the previous season, including what performed well and what didn’t, while also providing an opportunity to hear about the local performance and market outlooks for wheat, barley and canola,” she said.

“Harvest results across the Riverine Plains region varied quite a lot during 2019, with some areas having quite good yields despite the lower-than-average growing season rainfall, while other farmers had to make early salvaging decisions or had poor grain yields as a result of the dry conditions.

“With last year being so variable, the Buraja meeting will help flesh out the lessons from 2019 to help grain growers better prepare for 2020.”

Rural Management Strategies director Chris Minehan will facilitate a harvest debrief session, which will discuss flow-on effects from 2019, as well as other issues for 2020.

There will also be updates on regional wheat, barley and canola variety performance and options for planting in 2020, along with a grain marketing update.

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting will be held at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall, 8163 Riverina Hwy, Lowesdale, NSW from 9 am to 12.30 pm, and a barbecue lunch will be provided.

For more information visit: riverineplains.org.au or phone Fiona Hart on 5744 1713.