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PHOTOS | All the action from the Nhill Show

Monique Wheaton, Chyna Kessler and Ebony Rintoule at the Nhill Show.

The Nhill Show has again attracted a large crowd stamping it as one of the best in the Wimmera. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Grains Innovation Park milestone to be celebrated

Crop seeds from around the world, the latest science and technological innovations including unmanned aerial vehicles and a fully automated state-of-the-art glasshouse, and Australia’s first fire-fighting simulation table. These are just some of the things visitors can expect to see when Grains Innovation Park in Horsham hosts its 50th anniversary tomorrow. Despite what the name […]

New varieties at Vectis pulse field day

Regional pulse growers and advisers will again have the chance to learn about the latest varieties and hear agronomy and risk-management tips at a Southern Pulse Agronomy Wimmera Field Day. The field day will be at Vectis, west of Horsham, on October 25, in partnership with Pulse Breeding Australia and with support from Grains Research […]

Open gardens at Rupanyup

Wimmera residents and visitors can enjoy five diverse gardens during an open garden day at Rupanyup on Sunday. The event runs from 10am to 4pm and sites range from compact town gardens to expansive rural properties. The event costs $20 a person and participants need to register at Rupanyup Public Memorial Hall. Proceeds go to […]

Wool shield named after Bill McGrath

FLEECE SHIELD: Alicia McGrath of Horsham presents a Wimmera Legacy fleece-show shield to Nurrabiel woolgrower Alan Hutchinson during the Horsham Show.  The shield, donated by the McGrath family, is in honour of former Legatee, parliamentarian and keen fleece-show organiser Bill McGrath, who died last month. Mr Hutchinson is the inaugural winner. They are pictured with Wimmera […]

Digging Down Under workshop for Wimmera farmers

Wimmera growers and grower advisers will have the chance to look at what’s happening underneath their crops during a ‘Digging Down Under’ workshop at St Helen’s Plains on Monday. Hosted by Horsham East Ag and Landcare group, this event will include presentations from Agriculture Victoria soils and crop disease specialists and will include soil pit […]

Grampians winery pilot project gets frost test

By DEAN LAWSON The vineyard manager of one of Australia’s most historic wineries remains hopeful that the use of a helicopter to protect fragile vines and grape crops from frost will work. But Best’s Wines’ Ben Thomson, also the winery’s managing director, said he was unlikely to know for several weeks the level of success […]

PHOTOS | Horsham Show hits new high with changes for 140th event

Sachita Pudasaini and Samragyee Upadhyaya at the Horsham Show.

Horsham Show leaders believe the event’s future is looking bright following the successful running of the 140th annual show.

Young Wimmera farmers win scholarships

Wimmera farmers Megan Cooper of Glenorchy and Robert Staehr, Laharum, will use Victorian Young Farmers Scholarships to improve skills and development opportunities. The pair was among 13 award recipients statewide, announced at a presentation ceremony in Melbourne last week. The Young Farmers Scholarships program provides primary producers under the age of 35 with money for […]

River focus for Horsham Show

Wimmera River parkrun Horsham launch at Sawyer Park.

Horsham Agricultural Society leaders will look to capitalise on prime river frontage when they bring a new-look Horsham Show to life at the weekend.

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