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Archive for: February, 2012

Joint pulse project

Chinese agricultural scientists have joined forces with Australian counterparts in Horsham to work on pulse genetics and genomics. Scientists from Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences at Yunnan Province in south-west China and Horsham’s Grains Innovation Park forged an agreement during a visit from a Chinese delegation. The research project involves work on develop pulse germplasm. […]

Landcare soil tour across Hindmarsh Shire

Farmers across the northern Wimmera have an opportunity to gain greater insight into what is happening ‘below the surface’ during a tour today. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Hindmarsh Landcare Network have organised a soil pit tour for Dimboola, Yanac, Broughton, Telopea Downs and Kaniva. Soil scientists and agronomists from the Department of Primary Industries […]

More than ag at 50th field days

The field days on March 6, 7 and 8 are only a couple of weeks away and the event is not just about agriculture. There is something for everyone, particularly in our indoor sites. If you combine our big clear-span marquees and our permanent pavilions, we probably have close to two acres of fully under-cover […]

Group says get mobile

GET INVOLVED: Wimmera Mobility Group chairman Geoff Baker has called for more people to join the group. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

Wimmera Mobility Group leaders want more people to get involved and make the most of the information, opportunities and activities the organisation promotes. Chairman Geoff Baker said the group, operating for about two years, had about 40 members but was keen to attract more for a 2012 launch on February 28. “The biggest thing we’re […]

Taskforce busy with flood help

A high-level regional taskforce is continuing to support Northern Grampians and Pyrenees shire farmers and agricultural businesses affected by December storms. Northern Grampians Shire mayor Cr Dorothy Patton said the taskforce was dealing with personal support and outreach issues for affected residents, resource sharing between agencies and establishing resources needed to deal with the December […]

Milestone celebration

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The historic Victorian-South Australian border town of Serviceton will celebrate its 125th birthday next week. The tiny settlement, named in honour of Victorian Premier of the time Sir James Service in 1887, will bring together several organisations for milestone celebrations on Saturday week and Sunday week. An anniversary committee has invited former residents or past […]

Hamilton invitation to Wimmera-Mallee

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Organisers of a major gastronomic festival have encouraged food and wine lovers from across the Wimmera-Mallee to head south and venture deep into the Western District next month. Hamilton Regional Food and Wine Festival coordinator Susan Parry said the Southern Grampians region extended an open invitation to all food and wine lovers. “It’s a chance […]

Cricket title up for grabs

Sunday action at Horsham City Oval this weekend will determine which teams take on runaway leaders Imparja and Gatorade Bolts in the Wimmera’s MIXX FM T20 cricket competition. Imparja and Bolts, which finished first and second respectively in Group B of the tournament, have already booked spots in semi-finals. But who either will play in […]


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Horsham District Football League chairman Graeme King congratulates Josh Mibus, left, and Tim Wade on winning joint-coaching roles for HDFL interleague competition. The dual Kalkee premiership coaches have taken over from Rupanyup’s Tim Webb and will prepare the league for a clash with Maryborough District Football League at Maryborough on May 26. The former Horsham […]

Sports briefs

Horsham Motorcyle Club will host a two-day invitational motocross event at its Dooen track this weekend. More than 200 riders will be in action, including Horsham rider Tamika Edwards, 19, testing her riding skills against former and current champions. Racing starts at 8.30am both days and entry is free to the general public. Triathlon Tri […]


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