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Getting Your Legumes to Work Harder

‘TALKIN’ AFTER HOURS': A FREE WORKSHOP & NETWORKING EVENT

Getting Your Legumes to Work Harder

Best practices to ensure your legumes fix more nitrogen for your pasture and cropping systems

Our August ‘Talkin’ After Hours brings you the latest information on factors affecting legume nodulation and the best practices to ensure your legumes fix more nitrogen for your pasture and cropping systems.

  • Hear about the rhizobia populations and strains in clovers & sub clovers and what that means to the nitrogen fixing potential.

  • Find out about the different nodulation scores and how you can score your own legumes.

  • Hear about the influence of soil chemistry and chemicals on clovers & sub clovers and the rhizobia population.

  • Discuss what this means for clovers, sub clovers and legumes for 2019

There will be a hands-on part where you have the chance to understand nodule scoring and try it on your own pastures. So, bring along some legume pastures!

How to take samples the day before the workshop:

1. Dig out 5 - 10 plants per location in the paddock

1. Dig out 5 - 10 plants per location in the paddock

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2. Wash roots out in bucket with tap water and place in zip-lock bag to bring to workshop

2. Wash roots out in bucket with tap water and place in zip-lock bag to bring to workshop

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ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:

Dr Sofie De Meyer is a biochemist and internationally recognised expert in legume microbiology with 8+ years leading research projects (laboratory and field work) within Universities and Research Centres, both in Australia and overseas. She graduated with a PhD in Biotechnology and Biochemistry from Ghent University (Belgium) in 2011 and then moved to Australia to establish a research career at Murdoch University in the agricultural industry.

When faced with re-occurring questions about rhizobia identification she investigated alternative technologies and developed a rhizobia identification service. MALDIID Pty Ltd, a root nodule bacteria identification service for farmers and institutes, was founded in 2017 as a result. Sofie has been a recipient and finalist for numerous research, communication, entrepreneurship and commercialisation awards in the past 6 years.

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NETWORKING & HOT LAMB ROLLS

At the end of the presentation we'll relax & serve delicious slow cooked lamb rolls to keep the hunger pains away!. It will be a great chance to keep talking about this key topic, network with our presenter and local landholders who have experiences to share.

Can't make it to the presentation? Don't worry, you are still very welcome to come along to this part of the event, we'd love to see you there!

EVENT LOGISTICS:

Where: Lower Blackwood LCDC Office, 403 Kudardup Road, Kudardup

When: Thursday August 8th

  • Workshop: 4.00pm to 5.00pm;

  • Networking: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

REGISTER BELOW OR CONTACT:

Kate Tarrant, LBLCDC Communications Officer

T. 9758 4021 | M. 0409203056 | E. kate.tarrant@lowerblackwood.com.au

This event proudly bought to you by:

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