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NMIT’s Primary Industries students have a Field Day

06 Nov 2013

As part of this year’s curriculum, NMIT’s Diploma of Agronomy and Bachelor of Agriculture and Land Management students have designed, organised and conducted crop and pasture trials at the Yan Yean farm.

To give students an opportunity to present their trial results, NMIT is hosting a Field Day at the farm on the 14th of November. The event is open to the public and attendees will be invited to examine the crops prior to a barbeque lunch.
The Yan Yean farm is home to NMIT’s Teaching and Research Demonstrator, which allows students to conduct hands-on experiments at a working farm. Students learn the concepts that underpin agronomy and utilise them to enable robust, economically sound decision-making.
The crops and pastures that have been sown at the farm include varieties of barley, wheat, oats, canola and annual ryegrass along with a pasture mix.
Trials being conducted include the response to fertilisers such as nitrogen and their impacts on growth and development, biological activity and yield in cereals, pastures and canola. There are also trials being conducted in relation to pest and disease susceptibility and soil biodiversity.
If you would like to attend the Field Day, please send an RSVP to by the 8th of November.
What: NMIT Field Day
Where: Yan Yean Farm, 2005 Plenty Road
When: 14 November, 10am - 1.30pm


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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Coordinator, James Gardener, on 03 9269 1579, 0413 483 182 or or Communications Officer, Kristilee Ransley, 03 9269 1578 or
NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) – Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne’s north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.

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