Demonstration of ground breaking trial results
23 July 2018
See the results of the first ever trial in the Central Tablelands of air applied Gibberellic acid in a paddock walk in Millthorpe today.
Central Tablelands Local Land Services Officer Phil Cranney will show the difference between ground rig applied Gibberellic Acid (GA) versus the aerial applied GA and compare the different water rates.
The demonstration is a result of a one month trial which involved seven different treatments on the well-known, ‘Oatleigh’ property in Millthorpe.
“This is the first time Gibberellic acid has been applied by air on the Central Tablelands,” says Mr Cranney.
“It is very exciting to see the results of this trial. It opens discussion about different opportunities in times of high feed prices as well as value adding soil moisture and nutrients during the winter.”
Today will be spent viewing and observing outcomes of the seven different treatments and lots of valuable information will be exchanged.
“There are different growth rates of each treatment and we will look at the cost of that extra growth compared to current feed prices,” Mr Cranney said.
The trial is one of eight planned trials in 2018 for the “Improve Winter Feed Supply Project”.
This program is being supported by the Meat and Livestock Australia Producer Demonstration Site funding and Central Tablelands Local Land Services.
This demonstration is supported by the Mandurama Young Farmer’s group.
Where: ‘Oatleigh’ Corner Pretty Plains Road and Vittoria Road, Millthorpe
When: Tuesday, 24th July 2:00-3:00pm
Media contact: Arabella Fingleton Local Land Services 0408 504825 or at site
Phil Cranney Local Land Services 0458 745 478