Spading brings benefits

by admin on August 24th, 2018

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SOIL STRENGTH: Kimba cropper Trevor Cliff in a wheat paddock that was spaded this year to incorporate clay and organic matter into the soil.
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WHEN harvesting a newly-purchased property in 2011, Kimba cropper Trevor Cliff said his yield monitor did a strange thing.

“Theprevious owners had spaded a small patch of the paddock several years earlier, so every time the harvester went across that ground, the yield monitor would go berserk (increase dramatically),” he said.

Despite previously hearing aboutthe benefits of spading, Mr Cliff was hesitant because of theexpensive clay spreading they had recently undertaken.

“But the results were too good to ignore,” he said.

A spader is a digging machine that mixes soil thoroughly up to 40 centimetres, enabling the incorporation ofclay, stubble, green manure, fertiliser and/or trace elements.

Early last year Mr Cliffsaid they decided to invest in their ownFarmax spader, with theirclay spread paddocks the first target.

“The aim was toincorporate that clay band deeper into the soil,” he said.

They followed the spader immediately with the seeder last season, withthe risk ofsoil erosion in mind.

“The process still technically works up the ground and we wanted to avoid drift, so we made sure there was enoughmoisture toallow the crops to establish and stabilise the soil,” Mr Cliff said.

They spaded about140 hectares in the first year, mainly sandy soils, which were sown toKordwheat.

At harvest, the spaded paddock yielded an extra0.5 tonnes/hato 0.8t/ha, which encouraged Mr Cliff to proceed.

They have sincespaded more than300ha, with mainly clay and organic matter, but also some trace elementsincluding copper and zinc.

But spading isa process thatwillrequirefurther fine-tuning.

“We are still trying to find out whether different soils prefer different spading depths, whether lighter soils prefer shallow spading, because of it being prone to erosion, so we still have a lot to learn,” Mr Cliff said.

“We have been lucky the past few winters in that crops have emerged quite quickly, reducing the chances of drift, but that may not happen every year.”

Mr Cliff said the ultimate goal was tospade and seed at the same time.“It isexpensive to set-up so we will look more into it in the next two to three years,” he said.

Thepreviouslyspaded wheat paddocks were sown to lupins this year,tocompare withnon-spaded lupin paddocks.Mr Cliff and wifeKerri, with son Randall and long-timefarm assistantTrevor Clifford,crop 4200ha of owned and leased landnear Kimba.The no-till operationincludeswheat, barley, lupins, peas, canola and oats for export.

New varieties were being trialled on-farm this year, including Sceptre wheat, which is grown alongside longer-growingCutlass, ClearfieldKord and high-yielding Mace.

The season is going well, with 50 millimetres to90mm of rain beforeseedingand140-150mm so far for the growing season.​

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Out and About in BathurstJuly 25, 2016

by admin on August 24th, 2018

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Out and About in Bathurst | July 25, 2016 Peg Oliver with Norma Johnston at Legacy’s Christmas in July. 071816clegacy5
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Olga Blattman and Pat Jones enjoyed a meal for Christmas in July. 071816clegacy3

Kath Squires and Maisie Scott enjoyed a meal for Christmas in July. 071816clegacy1

Bathurst Legacy Widows Club president Marcia Seymour with Maisie Scott at the Christmas in July luncheon. 071816clegacy6

Marcia Seymour and Kathie Winner enjoyed a meal for Christmas in July. 071816clegacy4

Ruth Aubin and Thea Smith enjoyed a meal for Christmas in July. 071816clegacy3

Courtney and Colin Burke were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers7

Stacey Booth-Mollema and Ellen Maloney were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers8

Beryl and Julie Everson were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers4

Sally Crossing and Kay Cleaver were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers2

Darren, Rebecca and Ben Eardley were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers1

Renee and Peter Hein were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers3

Wayne and Deanne Chandler were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers6

Wendy Alexander, Noreen Munson and Daniel Munson were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers9

Fairydust facepainters Fairy Junebug and fairy Flutterby were at the Farmers Markets. 072316pbfarmers5

Michael and Heather Rendell enjoyed themselves at the Macquarie Lions Club changeover dinner. 072316clions5

Gavan Ellis with John Fish at the Macquarie Lions Club changeover dinner. 072316clions7

Heather and Bruce Mulligan enjoyed themselves at the Macquarie Lions Club changeover dinner. 072316clions6

Rex and Heather Gilroy enjoyed themselves at the Macquarie Lions Club changeover dinner. 072316clions3

Incoming president Judy Ryan with outgoing president Graham Carter at the Macquarie Lions Club changeover dinner. 072316clions1

District governor Roger Thomas, incoming president Judy Ryan and outgoing president Graham Carter enjoyed themselves at the Macquarie Lions Club changeover dinner. 072316clions2

David Hughes with Neil Barlow enjoyed themselves at the Macquarie Lions Club changeover dinner. 072316clions4

Rhys Frame, Gary Adams and Craig Stringer at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball8

Lauren Stevens was with Bec Kable at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball10

Ben Hagney and McCoy White with former NRL player Mark O’Meley and Sandy O’Meley at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball12

Jo and Daniel Finn at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball1

Tracy and Jamie Stevens at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball9

Grant Coleman with Erin Gissane at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball11

Bec Harris with Joey Coughlan at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball2

Maddy Lynch, Jade Smith & Imogen Flood.at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball4a

Grace Mooney with Jack Mackay at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball3

Cayley McArthur with Kate Toohey at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball7

Nicci Mackey with Michelle Wootton at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball6

Robert Wootton with Warren Mackey at the Blue and White Ball. 072316cpball5

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Dick Saul a giant for the community

by admin on August 24th, 2018

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LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTION: Dick Saul AM
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SIDNEYKitchener Saul AM, better known as Dick Saul, died peacefully on July 2, aged 98 years.

He was born on October 27, 1917, to John and Alice Saul of Seven Oaks.He had seven siblings:Tom, Jack, Janet, Dolly, Pat, Jean and Lil.He attended Bellimbopinni Public School and later Kempsey High School.

He worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the army, serving in the 13th Australian Infantry Battalion, 6th Australian Machine Gun Battalion and the Army Training Centre (Jungle Warfare). At the end of the war, he was a lieutenant and was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-45, Australia Service Medal 1939-45 and Returned from Active Service Badge.

In 1942 he married Betty Gill, a descendant of Methodist lay preacher Silas Gill. In 1945, they settled on the home farm at Bellimbopinni and raised three daughters:Jan, Lynne and Margaret.His stud AIS dairy herd won many prizes at regional shows and it was, at the time, the only cattle stud registered to a man and his daughters. He grew crops on the fertile river flats including corn, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons and pumpkins.In the mid 1960s, he sold his dairy herd and took on beef cattle.When he was 75, he sold the farm and retired to Pola Creek.When his wife Betty died, he moved again to South West Rocks and spent his latter years at Vincent Court.

He worked tirelessly to support veterans and, in 1990, was awarded an AM; Member in the General Division Order of Australia for service to veterans.He believed in serving his community, being involved in:Kempsey RSL Sub Branch – awarded life membership,RSL State Council – member for 18 years and served as Northern Country vice-president,Kempsey Macleay RSL Club – director for 38 years and awarded life membership,Lions International,Bellimbopinni Hall committee,Junior Farmers,South West Rocks Surf Club,Kempsey Cycle Club,Kempsey Probus Club,Kempsey Woodworking Club (inaugural president),South West Rocks Senior Citizens Club and South West Rockers andLittle Bay Trust – president.He was also a patron for Smithtown Football Club, Mustangs Football Club, Macleay Boxing Club and the Macleay Rifle Club.

Dick is survived by his three daughters, (Jan Baxter, Lynne Henry and Marg Mottee), 10grandchildren and 16great grandchildren.

His funeral was held on July 8 at All Saints Anglican Church, Kempsey.He was buried next to his wife and his siblings at Frederickton Cemetery.His family would like to acknowledge the staff and volunteers at Vincent Court for their wonderful care; Terry Hunt for his unqualified support and the staff of Robert B Walker Funerals for their professionalism and attention.

He lived for those he loved and those he loved will always remember.

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Weekend sport wrap

by admin on August 24th, 2018

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Young Golf ClubThere’s plenty happening at the Young Golf Club, so here’s a few dates to save.
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On Saturday,July30 the club will hold a 4BBB Stableford. Trophies supplied by Steve Smith, Craig Taylor andRick Baldwin.

This will be followed by a single medley stableford on Sunday, July31 with tophies supplied by Gumtree Nursery. Saturday, August6 will be a stroke for the Keith Simmons Engineering Monthly Medals, and Sunday, August 7 will be the Holden Scramble sponsored by Harden Geelan Holden.

Get your team together for the Holden Scramble onSunday, August 7. We need aminimumof 48 players in order to get a team to qualify for the regional final.

All cart users are advised to only cross the gully on the top walls of the dams banks closest to the hole they are playing when safe to do so.

Saturday, July 23: ParDean Schofield andSchoie’s Plumbing Trophies:First -Ian Broderick +2,second-Konah Miller +1, third – James French (square) on a countbackfrom Mark Crutcher (square)and Mat McKnight (square). Young Detailing ServiceNTPs – seventh – Ian Wells,17th – James French,Keith Simmons Engineering NTPs –third -Mark Crutcher, ninth – not won, 15th -not won.Terry Brothers Carpet Court Secret Birdie -18th hole – not won.Ian Page Bricklaying Card Draw – not won.

Sunday, July 24: Scratch Pennants results secondround at Young:Young defeated Cootamundra, 4-1.Joel Shields defeated Paul Deep 2 and1,James French defeated Brent Lange 1 Up,Alan “Wally” Wilder defeated John Blackman 3 and2,Jarrod Harding lost to Dean Cartwright 2 and1,Ian Page defeated Garry Mason 3 and2.

Young Golf Club 2016 SWDGA Scratch Pennants Champions: Sunday, July Medley Stableford:Chris andCurly KeevilTrophies:First -Allan “Reggie” Moore 35points, second -SteveDewar 33points on a countback from Steve May 33 points andJoel Anderson (Thurgoona) 33 points.Balls went down to33 points on a countback.

Sunday, July24Young Social Golf Club:Nine Holes Medley Stroke –first -Jake Bourke 34nett, second -Peter Whye 36nett, third – Kevin Baker 37 nett. Bradman’s toSandy Prior 47.

Thursday, July21Medley Stableford:- Pro’s Comp – Due to poor weather Wednesday competition washeld on Thursday.First -Rick Oliver 37points (1 under par), second -John Powderly 37points, third-Max Gilbert 36points on a countback from Ron Flynn 36 points. Balls went down to32 points.Jackpot ball draw was won by Maurice Penson.

DartsBlingwere up forgreat nightagainst Redbacks with it been even throughout the singles, lock at 4-all heading into the doubles. It all came down to the very last game of doubles to see if the Redbacks could push it to the teams game.

Bling found the winning darts to snatch victory 7-5.

Thumpers took on their other home team shots and chasers with it looking like one-way street. Thumpers leading 4-0 before shothit back. Shots going down 7-5 to Thumpers.

Moths hosted the Cri with it beingvery close throughout the first round of singles.Cri cleaned up, leading 5-3 into the doubles.Moths hit back pushing it all the way, coming down to the lastgame. Cri clinching the win 7-5.

Yabbies took on the warriors:Yabbies were trouble from the start as Warriors jump out to 4-1 lead then back it up in the reverse singles to take to 6-2 lead.

Yabbies put everything together but just couldn’t finish off as Warriors push on to win 9-3.

Empires didn’t hold back on the Steamers.Empirescleaned up 10-2.

Thunders try hard up against Jan.Jan were unstoppable to take the victory 11-1.

Clean machine had one of those nights doubles trouble up against Beers and Spears.

Anthony hatch showed a spectacular singles match throwing nine 100s.The next two legs saw eight100s thrown. From there on it was down hill side as they doubles was causes damage as beers kept the pressure up.

Paul Kennedy throwing he’s second 180 for the year as beers and clean up 9-3 victory.

Hundreds on the night:Kathy Whitehouse 114,111,Sally Hewson 100,Lorraine Horne 123,Stewart Irvine 108,Anthony Dawe 127,Belinda Jones 150,133 and 87 peg,Debi Mullins 101,Niss Roberts 123,Ebony Hackett 116,Tyrone Thompson 140,100,Aaron Moloney 160,140,Gray Anderson 121,Deryck 100,Adam Bloor 100,Gray Quinn 121,Oliver Maronery 115,Peter Arabin 116,100,Patrick Walsh 5x100s,Peter Watts 140, 6x10s,Jamie Canellis 115,113,100, and 70 peg,Ben Curry 103,100,Michael Adams 101,100,Colin Death 140, 3x100s,Mitchell Bawden 140, 135, 125, 100,Keith Bawden 114,Shane Sullivan 140, 109, 125,Todd Nichols 121, 109, 5x100s, Adam Harvey 120, 3x100s,Gavin Duffy 108, Brendan Wheeler 140, 2x100s,Anthony Hatch 121, 15x100s,Craig Hugo 121, 120,Jeff Delaney 5 x100s,Jason Mazoudier 4x100s,Joel McMillan 140,Paul Kennedy 180, 6×100’s, and Shannon Genge 2x140s, 121, 2x100s.

Round 13 draw:A Grade

Aussie Beers andSpears versus S andC Steamers at the Aussie.S andC CobrasversusEastern Jan Said no at the Services Club.Eastern ThundersversusAussie Empires at the Eastern.Clean machine have the byeB Grade

Wombat Warriors versus Aussie Thumpers at Wombat.Aussie shots andchasers versusYoung Moths at the Aussie.Young Bling Blings versus Empire Yabbies at the Young.Cri versus Cri Redbacks at the Cri.Young Bowling ClubDespite theweather the Zone 8 Fours Championship games were played and the club pairs and minor pairs finals were completed.

The first round games in the Zone Fours were played on Saturday afternoon and saw two contrasting games.

The Leeton District team of Leon Maybon, Alan Smith, Rohan Dunham and Wayne Everett completely dominated the scoring against the Lake Cargellico team of Glen Habel, Bruce Johnson, Roy Chatterton and Kevin Templeton to win 20–8.

The second game Garry Clark, Christian Morgan, David Quigley and David Ferguson (Wagga Rules) were opposed to Tim Crampton, Rick McAlister, Graeme Rossiter and Daniel Thomas (Tumut) and this game went right down to the 21st end.

The scores were level at 10–all after 12ends and 14–all after 17 ends. Ferguson’s team won threeof the final four ends to win 19–15.

On Sunday morning one semi–final saw Everett’s team playing the North Albury combination of Brett Furze, Alan Ross, Gerald O’Brien and Norm Honey.

Everett’s team led 11–10 after 16 ends. A complete change came over the game at that point with Everett’s team scoring nine shots to zero for a 20–10 win.

Other semi–final Ferguson’s team were playing the local team of Ian Schofield, Ged Hardman, Russell Boyd and Graeme Edgerton.

After nine ends Edgerton’s team had established a handy lead of 13–4 before Ferguson’s team won four consecutive ends to lead 15–13.

After 16 ends the score was 17–16 in Ferguson’s favour and the game could have gone either way but over the final ends Ferguson’s team added 10 unanswered shots to win 27–17.

The final saw Ferguson’s team leading 9–1 after 6 ends before Everett’s team hit back to trail 9–12 after 11 ends.

Ferguson’s team proved too strong over the final ends to run out winners 25–13.

Saturday’s final of the Club Pairs saw Geoff Holt and Graeme Edgerton defend their title from 2015 when they defeated Len Porrett and Brian Madden 27–14.

Geoff and Graeme leading 12–10 after the first 10 ends. From that point, Geoff and Graeme won most of the ends and also obtained some good scores to record a decisive victory.

The final of the minor pairs saw Scott Munro and Troy Summerfield opposed to Grant Fuller and Mark Brownlie.

In an even start to the game the first nine ends had the scores level at 9-all.The next 10 ends, Scott and Troy gained a break to lead 22–15 but Grant and Mark scored three on the second last end to trail 18–22.

At one stageGrant and Mark held 5 shots,enough to win the gamebut Scott and Troy cut this advantage back and despite dropping 1 shot were the winners 22–19.

ThanksBill Maloney, Jock Rogerson, Kevin Porter and Geoff Holt whose official duties kept them out in the cold for several hours over the weekend.

The highest winning margin was 16 shots for Tim Carpenter and Ian Schofield and this was also the number needed to win the jackpot of $200.

The vouchers for the next best score went to Aldo Malvicino and Neal Hines.

Sundaybowls,Harry Long and Peter Berry were the winners for the morning with the very good score of 16 points.

Entries forclub triples closeAugust 7.

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MDBP ‘needs ironing out’

by admin on August 24th, 2018

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LEETON mayor Paul Maytom wants all of the agencies involved with the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to find a way to effectively communicate with the community.
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Councillor Maytom said there was so much information out there on the plan, but it was also complex, meaning there are some mixed messages as a result.

“With so many different agencies and stakeholders there is a need to have all of the information accessible and put out to the community and those affected,” he said.

Councillor Maytom said it was important for irrigators and other affected parties to also educate themselves via the many online materials available.

The call for more transparency and moreeffective means of getting the word out has also come from the National Irrigators Council.

Chief executiveofficer Tom Chessoncalled on Minister for Agriculture and Water Barnaby Joyceto ensure “localism”would be hard-wiredinto the planwith the decentralisation of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).

“To date neither ‘localism’ nor ‘adaptive management’ have played a central role with the MDBA considered by many to be a remote ‘Canberra knows best’ organisation which has a poor reputation for meaningful consultation with impacted communities,” he said.

“If the Basin Plan is to have ‘localism’ hardwired into its DNA then it needs to be truly local.”

Cr Maytom agreed, but said there were already avenues, including in Leeton for feedback to be given directly to the authority.

“We have a local engagement officer here that works on the ground and out in the field to find out what is going on, what the issues are,” he said.

“All of that research and consultation is then channelled back through to the appropriate person at the MDBA.

“It’s important to understand that there are so many complexities surrounding the plan.”

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