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Redlands Leucaena Establishment Field Day – Mackay

Tuesday 30 July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Venue The Leap Community Hall
Westlake Drive
The Leap, Queensland 4954 Australia
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A new opportunity exists for beef producers in the high rainfall regions to improve their grazing systems with the development of the new psyllid resistant strain of leucaena, Redlands. A recent MLA Donor Company project has established several Redlands sites within the Mackay Whitsunday region.

QDAF, MLA and The Leucaena Network invites any interested parties to attend our Leucaena Establishment Field Day.

Where: The Leap Community Hall

When: Tuesday 30th of July from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Topics incorporated into the day are as follows;

Why plant it? The economic advantages of incorporating leucaena as a forage.
Where will it grow? Soil requirements for leucaena in coastal areas.
How do we plant it? Techniques to ensure a good planting outcome.
How do we manage it? Maximizing leucaena as a forage crop and minimizing its weedy potential

As well as these presentations there will be a field walk of the established Leucaena at “Mystery Plains’, The Leap and “Woonon” at Sarina. We will also be delivering a practical session on planter selection, weed management and seed inoculation.

For full flyer download here (PDF, 596 KB)

Please register your interest for catering purposes with:

Bron Christensen, Executive Officer from the Leucaena Network on 0488931691 or via admin@leucaena.net. 

RSVP by Friday 26 July 2019.