Ballidu brings a crowd

The smiles are broad out Ballidu way.

And why wouldn’t they be? After almost 100mm of rain tumbled-down at the end of July, this area is in for a fantastic season.

So it was no wonder that there was a big turnout in Ballidu, when the Liebe Group conducted its recent annual Spring Field Day.

The event, held on 10 September, provided insights into new and innovative ideas and methodologies to improve on-farm productivity and sustainability.


The trials and demonstrations conducted at this year’s Liebe Group Main Trial Site focused on a wide variety of research topics – including plant varieties, herbicides, nitrogen, potassium and lime placement, and much, much more.

Dr Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide presented a keynote talk on Integrated Weed Management and how to effectively manage herbicide resistance.

The participants were enthralled by an inspirational speech presented by Sam Bailey, a quadriplegic-come-helicopter-pilot, who now tours Australia with his wife providing inspiration and boosting resilience in our rural communities.

The day was packed with information – a remarkable reflection on the amount of effort that was put into the program by the Liebe Group to showcase agricultural research at its best; and provide a platform for networking that was utilised by many in the industry from farmers to school students to researchers.

NACC has been a proud sponsor of a number of Liebe Group projects, trials and events over the years aimed at improving agricultural sustainability and is looking forward to continuing this relationship into the future.

A spokesperson for the Liebe Group said they are always looking for new and innovative ideas from landholders. If you have an idea or lead that you would like to share, please get in touch via the website at:

For further information, contact NACC’s or or call 9973 1444.


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