PICTURED: Bellata farmers Glenn Fernance, Drew Penberthy and Mick Coffey at the Lochearn field day.
About 150 people travelled to ‘Lochearn’ east of Bellata on Tuesday to see exciting trials of the newest winter crop varieties.
Farmers, agronomists, bankers and industry representatives attended the field day, run by Kalyx and Drew Penberthy of Penberthy Agricultural Consultants (Penagcon).
New wheat, faba bean, chickpea, canola and safflower varieties were demonstrated.
A new variety of durum, Lillaroi, developed by the Department of Primary Industries was also launched on the day.
Crown rot resistance in wheat and legume treatments to induce higher yield in legumes were key discussion points while Richard Daniels from the Northern Grower Alliance spoke about nitrogen management and protein accumulation.