Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year/ Macintyre Valley Cotton Field Day 2011

08 March, 2011

‘Kalanga’, Toobeah, QLD • Wednesday 23 March 2011 • Starting at 9:30am
Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day
Session 1
Large Scale Row Configuration and Variety Trial, ‘Wahroonga’

John Norman and Tony Taylor
Designing a farming System around an unpredictable environment.
Dr Mike Bange, CSIRO
Using row configurations as a risk management tool in an unpredictable environment.
Cotton Seed Distributors
Delivering varieties to keep Australian growers at the forefront.
Oliver Robertson, PhD candidate, The University of Queensland
Birds on Cotton Farms
Special Presentation
Where are we up to with the Basin Plan? A detailed discussion featuring our industry leaders.

Session 2

LUNCH
Prepared by the P&C Associations of the Bungunya State School and Toobeah Kindergarten.

Macintyre Valley Cotton Field Day – Bouncing Back
Session 3

John Hornbuckle, CSIRO Griffith.
IrriSAT – Calculate crop water use using satellite imagery of real crop growth with information delivered direct to your phone or the web.
Graham Harris, DEEDI QLD
WaterSched – A breakrough in irrigation scheduling technology
John Ritchie and Rosalie Hannah, DERM QLD
Healthy Headwaters Water Use Efficiency Project
Ross Culpitt, Synergies QLD
Economics model of the Healthy Headwaters Program.
Rob Imray, FarMarCo Australia
Cotton Price – why the record highs and what are the implications?

Session 4

Coronation Hotel, Toobeah
Return to Toobeah at 5:00pm
5:00 – 7:00pm
Retire to the Coronation Hotel for refreshments, nibbles and catchup.
Further information on the Macintyre Valley Cotton field day and its sponsors is available at www.macfieldday.com

Getting There

Toobeah is 45km west of Goondiwindi on the Barwon Highway.

Busses will depart from the area adjacent to the Toobeah Kindy, corner of Barwon Highway and Minnel Road at 9:30am (QLD Time)

Catch the Bus

Goondiwindi Show Grounds, Boundary Road
• Departs 8:30am (QLD Time)
• Returns 6:00pm and 8:00pm
Moree, Coles Car Park, Auburn Street
• Departs 5:30am (NSW Time)
• Returns 6:30pm (approx)
Your local contact: James Quinn, CSD, 0428 950 028
Dalby, CSD Office, Cnr Napier & Edward Street
• Departs 6:00am (QLD Time)
• Returns 8:00pm (approx)
Your local contacts: John Marshall, CSD, 0428 950 010, Geoff Macintyre, DEEDI, 0419 667 451
St George
• Departs 7:30am (QLD Time)
• Returns 7:00pm (approx)
Your local contact: Dallas King, 0427 635 621
Note: Bus return times may depend on the consensus of those on the bus.

Flying

‘Kalanga’ Air Strip
S 28o31’10” E 149o45’47” WGS 84 900m long

Wet Weather Plan

In the event of wet weather, the full program will run, starting at 9:30am (QLD time) at the Goondiwindi Showgrounds, Boundary Road, Goondiwindi. Please contact any of the people below for confirmation.

Cost

Your only cost for the day will be a gold coin (or more) donation for lunch which goes to the Bungunya State School and the Toobeah Kindergarten.

Further Information

Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day
David Kelly (CSD), 0428 950 021, dkelly@csd.net.au

Macintyre Valley Cotton Field Day
Bec Raymond, 0428 879 900, Bec.Raymond@deedi.qld.gov.au
Matt Butler, 0429 045 825, Matt.J.Butler@nab.com.au

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