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20 September, 2021

Entries open for Oakey Show Dryland Winter Crop Competition

Following a very successful winter crop competition in 2020, the Oakey Show Society is bringing back the Dryland Winter Crop Competition for 2021.

An outstanding high yielding barley crop in 2020 grown by the Rosenberger family at Silverleigh. - Photo, Ron Rosenberger

With regular and beneficial rainfall across the district during the winter period, the majority of the cereal and legume crops are looking great.  

Society president Judith Byers said good follow up spring rain during the remainder of
September and early October will ensure above average yields, and good returns due to the current buoyant prices are achieved. 

However, as farmers are very concerned that mice populations are again increasing, control measures are now being considered and implemented.

The Oakey Show Society would like local growers to consider participating in the competition to demonstrate the value of these crops, the benefits of contemporary farming systems, along with the fertility and productivity of the local farming district.

With the ongoing popularity of chickpeas across the Oakey District, the Oakey Show Society
has again included chickpeas in the 2021 Dryland Winter Crop competition.

Nominations for the competition for prime hard and durum wheat, barley and chickpeas are now being accepted and will close on Thursday, September 30. 

For further information, contact Graham Cooke on 0429 328 681.

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