Fall Armyworm has had its biggest impact in corn this season - the first in NSW since the pest arrived in Australia one year ago and growers have learned a lot from their experience.
Dairy farmers looking to maximise homegrown feed production and utilisation are invited to attend one of two upcoming courses.
The irrigation farm is run as a not-for-profit commercial dairy farm, with an education and trial component.
A laser-grading project was initiated this year at the Macalister Demonstration Farm to improve pasture production and flood irrigation.
The DairyFeedbase Future Forage Value Index project is aiming to develop a 'next generation' Forage Value Index for the Australian dairy industry.
Tasmanian dairy farmer Duncan MacDonald has used the Forage Value Index to help guide his choice of perennial ryegrass.
West Gippsland dairy farmer Aubrey Pellett said his global research through a Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship indicated that improving the quantity and quality of this valuable paddock feed resource could seriously improve farm productivity.
RESEARCH conducted by the DairyFeedbase project First 100 Days has reinforced the importance of the type of cereal grain and high-quality forage provided during early lactation.