LEADA Expo 2017


Held on 9th March 2017

7.30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome
Bruce Morgan, Chair, LEADA
8:35 am Andrew Ware (SARDI) – Lower Eyre Peninsula Trial Updates
9.00 am Mark Modra (GRDC) – GRDC Update – directions and changes
9.10 am Keynote Speaker
Rick Bieber, (No Till Farmer South Dakota USA) – Improvements to soil health through cover cropping and integrated livestock management to improve farm profits
10.05 am John Richardson, (LEADA) – Stubble Management Project survey
10.15 am Morning Break
10.45am Keynote Speaker
Mark Branson, (Owner Manager, Branson Farms, Stockport SA) – Precision Farming practices – the use of digital technology
11.40am George Pedler (George Pedler Ag) – Canola : Direct Heading
12.00 noon Michael Nash (SARDI) – Russian Wheat Aphid and Snails Update
12.30pm Brett Masters / Andrew Harding (PIRSA) – Soil Acidity Update
1.00pm Rosemary Bartle, (Rabobank) – Succession Planning
1.20pm Bruce Morgan, (LEADA)
Wrap up and thanks
LEADA Committee
1.30pm Lunch and static displays
Lunch time displays  DEWNR – fox management, rabbit control and invasive perennial grasses.  PIRSA – pH machine on display with Andrew Harding available for discussion at 2.00pm

Afternoon Field Trip – Cover Crops with Rick Bieber – Bruce Morgan’s Property

LEADA Expo Booklet 2017