Farmers travelled from far and wide to hear the latest developments in agriculture at YLAD’s 14th annual field day yesterday.
YLAD’s Rhonda Daly said attendance was excellent with 90 farmers attending from local areas as well as Queensland and Victoria.
Despite the weather farmers visited the “Milgadara” property to hear about the latest developments in humus composting, microbes, planning and monitoring with the assistance of satellite and drones and new ways of interpretting soils.
They were given a hands on look at the property’s compost site where Bill Daly explained the weather had proven a challenge this year.
“We’ve had 148-150mm in 14 days,” Mr Daly said.
“It’s always challenging at this time of the year,” he added.
Farmers were then shown a compost turner in action.
As well as hearing from Bill and Rhonda Daly of YLAD farmers heard from Dr Ash Martin of Microbiology Laboratories, James Rennie from Australian UAV Drone Technology and Simon Abbott of Pastures from Space Plus.
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