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Dalby Picnic Races The Dalby Amateur Picnic Race Club will host the 103rd running of the

Dalby Picnic Races at Bunya Park, Dalby

Anzac Day Saturday, 25 April Gates open at 12 noon

THE 2015 CARLTON UNITED DALBY PICNICS RACE DAY, SCHEDULED ON ANZAC DAY SATURDAY 25TH APRIL, WILL FEATURE A 7-RACE PROGRAM WITH OVER $70 000 IN PRIZE MONEY AND BONUSES. The running of this event will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1915 landing at Gallipoli. ANZAC Day is a day of great significance to many Australians and their families. It is on this day we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The Dalby Picnic Race committee invites race-goers of all ages to join them to remember our ANZAC heroes on the year’s most important national occasion. Gates will open from 12 noon, where proceedings will commence with a flag raising ceremony and a traditional tribute to the courageous men and women who have served our nation. As an added bonus at the Carlton United Dalby Picnic Races, all races on the day will broadcast on Sky Racing and boast TAB coverage.

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MUSINGS FROM THE MUSE Westward Go the Wagons Twelve years after Alan Cunningham’s second journey of exploration of the southern part of the Darling Downs, Patrick Leslie, in 1840, in search of new grazing land, founded the “Toolburra” run 65 kilometres south west of present day Toowoomba. It was the first run established west of the range in what was to become Queeensland. Two years before, land opened for settlement around the Penal Colony at Moreton Bay, or more precisely, in the area of land bordered by the river on the east and west and in the north the high ridge now called Wickham Terrace...the heart of present day Brisbane.

Pencil Drawing of Drayton 1842 by Conrad Martin

The Leslie Brothers had ridden down through the Cunningham’s Gap on horses in 1840, but turned back after reaching the Bremer Valley. They declared the route was an impossible descent for wagons. Sometime later, James Elliot and Joe Archer made the descent by taking the wheels off their wagons and lowering them But the steepness of the Range immediately to down the steepest parts of the Gap. the east was a very large problem for the people, both above and below the range. Cunningham’s They made it to the settlement at Moreton Gap to the south was a long diversion for the Bay and met Lieutenant Owen Gorman, the wagons bringing supplies west and taking Commandant of the Penal Colony, whose produce to the port at Moreton Bay. It was interest was aroused. By the year 1842, a small township called “The Springs” had been established on the western side of the Range. Thomas Alford opened a small trading post to supply the growing immigration to the fertile regions of the Darling Downs. Its name was changed to Drayton a few years later.

the colony some years before and had lived with the indigenous people of the area. It was his knowledge of the pathways used by those people that led to the top of the range. The road to the west was about to open for business. Quiz: Where did the name Toowoomba come from? Answer to the Quiz in last month’s Jandowae edition: Bill Neilson, the barber.

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KICK START FOR A WEALTHIER FUTURE Taking control of your finances can be a daunting task. Many people tend to live from week to week, giving little thought to financial goals or to the future. Others assume that financial planning, tax strategies and wealth accumulation are only for people who own a business. However, did you realise that if you are employed on a salary, you too can make a big difference to your family’s future by taking a few important steps?

Stop putting your superannuation fund ‘out of sight and out of mind’. Take an active interest in your super and get advice on strategies that can help build your nest egg, while giving you the benefit of reducing your tax. Some strategies include adding to your spouse’s super, salary sacrificing some of your pay into super, and making the most of deductible super contributions. Everyone’s situation is different, so talk to your accountant and/or financial planner BMO Partner, David Briese, outlines three tips for for advice on how to get your super working for building wealth and for minimising tax: you.

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It’s important to get into the habit of setting financial goals, developing a budget and keeping good records. Ask yourself what you want to achieve. Whether it’s a new dress for the Picnic Races, an overseas’ holiday or a new home to live in for your retirement. Once you know what you are aiming for, you can set realistic timeframes and work out your strategies to get there. Remember, if you develop healthy financial habits, you’ll also be setting a good example for your children. If you don’t know where to start, talk to a respected financial planner.

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JANDOWAE RACES SET TO IMPRESS Jandowae Race Club will conduct their Annual Race Day on Saturday, 23 May, 2015, with a five race program with gates open at 11am and the first race scheduled for 1pm. The Annual Races will include the Bill Sullivan QTIS Race, the Memorial Race and the Jandowae Cup Race. Last year, saw the introduction of a marquee ringside. The Committee has arranged to provide a fully catered, trackside marquee again this year, for 100 guests. A buffet meal will be provided by Cary’s Catering, Toowoomba. Prepaid tickets can be purchased for $70 per person, which includes entry to the races. Marquee tickets will be available by contacting Varelle on 0427 310 861. Great prizes are on offer for the Fashions on the Field, which will be held again in four categories. The on-course bookmakers’ area, which is set up undercover for the comfort of punters, will also add to the great atmosphere of our Annual Race Day at Jandowae. Don’t miss a great day out at the Jandowae Country Race venue. Iris Thompson, Secretary


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TARA MASONIC LODGE SHAVE FOR A CURE On the 14th March, five members of the Tara Masonic Lodge lined up to have their heads shaved for the Shave for a Cure. Laura Cunningham, who is a hairdresser, did the honours. Fundraising started two weeks ago and a total of just short of $1300 has been achieved. Not a bad effort for a small organisation in a small community! The Tara Masonic Lodge members would like to thank all those who generously gave to the cause. Richard Thornbury Secretary, Tara Masonic Lodge

ANZAC DAY MEANDARRA The 2015 Meandarra ANZAC Dawn Service will be held at 5am at the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum. Breakfast will be available in the School of Arts Hall at the conclusion of the service. At 9:30am, we have the official opening of the new museum exhibition, “The ANZACs” and the unveiling of the new World War 1 Commemorative Gallery by museum Patron, Lt Col Andrew Garrad. Morning tea will be available all morning. At 10:30am, the Commemorative Service will begin with the march commencing at the school. Lunch will be available in the hall at the conclusion of the service. A cash bar will be available. ANZAC Day is Open Day at the Meandarra Museum. There is free entry to the museum all day from 5:00am. Everyone is welcome!


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PIONEER PARK MUSEUM & VINTAGE MACHINERY ASSOCIATION OF DALBY Well, folks, it’s that time of the year again; the Vintage Machinery Club members and enthusiasts from around South Queensland will descend upon Dalby over the weekend of 23rd and 24th May to participate in the Annual Rally, held at the Pioneer Park Museum grounds on Black Street, Dalby, to show off their pride and joy of old engines, trucks, cars and bikes.

Lynne Butters, Tara Routey, Tess Routley and Jull Murray at the Arts Council dinner.

Members of the Regional Arts Council Dalby celebrated a milestone for arts in the region at the organisation’s 50th Anniversary dinner at Dalby Bowls Club.

Exhibitors free admission. Setting up of displays is available from 8am Friday. Exhibitors must be current members of NHMA for Insurance.

For half a century, the Arts Council has fostered the arts by encouraging local artists and by bringing professional productions to regional areas, productions which people in the country would not otherwise have seen.

Gates open from 8am to 5pm both days. Admission for adults $5; families $12; pensioners $4.

Guest artists at the dinner were former local Patron of Regional Arts Council Dalby Robert students who were so influenced by Arts Alexander and president Lynn Sharpe cut the 50th Anniversary cake. Council Productions that they took up careers in the arts. her Annual Report outlining the productions which were held last year including: Calendar When guests arrived, they were entertained by Girls, Music on the Mountain, Confessions of folk singer, Erin Quinn, formerly from Quinalow. a Control Freak, Don’t Shoot me, I’m Still only Ann-Louise Finlayson, who started singing in the Piano Player, pianist Anthony Peebles, who the Dalby Eisteddfod at the age of three, showed played at Jimbour House and The Beggar Sings off her talents in opera, jazz and musical theatre. at the Dalby Bowls Club. Visual artist, Bethany Liddle, now studying animation, told how seeing the Making of Lord of the Rings at 14 and her involvement in musicals at Dalby State High School influenced her career decision.

Productions planned for 2015 include Gallipoli on March 11 and Music on the Mountain on May 31 featuring the Cool Nights Big Band.

At the Annual General Meeting on February 11, several new members were elected to the Arts Isaac Smith, now a member of the band, ‘Hello Council Committee. Hokkaido’, sang three original songs including Nancy Evans was elected as Minutes Secretary one which had not been performed to an and Helen Gleeson as Providore. audience before. Lynne Sharpe was returned as President, Doug Brimblecombe, a lighting and sound Kaye-D Volker as Treasurer, Chris Williams as technician, was unable to attend but sent a Correspondence Secretary and Jean Bach as video presentation telling how Arts Council Vice President. Productions influenced him in his career choice. Nancy Evans President of the Arts Council, Lynn Sharpe, read Publicity Officer 38

To entertain the public, there will be Country singers, the Craft Shop will be open, and food and drinks will be on sale at the Canteen. Also scheduled is entertainment for children and families. A Grand Parade will be run on both days. A number of novelty and tool stalls will be conducted on site, including collectables. Working displays include corn-shelling, chaff cutting and threshing.

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JANDOWAE & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB The April meeting of the Jandowae Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, 28th April, at 11 am. We will be visiting “Brolga Downs,” Kumbia. This is the garden of Lois and Barry Hudson. The Nursery person is Leonie Kearney. Please bring a hat, mug, chair and a plate of food to share for lunch. Directions: From Jandowae, take the Kingaroy Jandowae Road until you reach the Bunya Highway through Cooranga North. Turn left onto the Bunya Highway towards Kumbia and travel 21.8 kilometres. Turn left onto Mannuem Road. Travel 2.5 to 3 kilometres until you get to “Brolga Downs” at 1302 Mannuem Road which is on the left hand side. If you need a lift, please ring Noela. We hope to see you there. All are welcome. Helen Cronin


2015 is big year for Jandowae RSL sub branch and we have some new items that will continue for now and into the future of Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day. The most the Sub Branch can ask of Jandowae, is to come and be part of the ANZAC day March and services on the 25th April 2015, where we will have a morning service at 5.30am and then the March along High Street and George Street starting from the Bottom Pub at 11.30 march off (start assembling 11.15), and the ceremony at the Memorial Hall, where all are welcome. (tea and coffee at the morning service and tea / coffee/ food at the midday service) We have two local guest speakers, and one Defence Force Speaker from Army Base Oakey. Hopefully we will have our local serving servicemen in uniform, here at the march/ services, they are the future of our Defence Force and RSL, they are also young men we should be proud of serving our country and coming from Jandowae. The Light Horse will be the focus of the day, as the Light Horse Unit was and is a big part of Jandowae history which we should not ever forget and while I'm in the RSL we will not. Our guest speakers will enlighten us more on the Unit in Jandowae. ANZAC day is also for remembering, our serving, our fallen and also the efforts of the past serving members have given to this great land we call Australia. We as a nation are so lucky to live the life style we have, and we should never ever forget that. And appreciate knowing people have given themselves to conflicts /wars, so we may enjoy what we have today. Jandowae is a great place and we should never take it for granted. Let me take this moment to thank the Jandowae Lions Club for their assistance with the catering on the day. Looking forward to seeing everybody at the March and Hall on April 25th 2015, to help remember those who gave themselves for us. Most of all: "Lest We Forget" Rick Hogarth Jandowae RSL Sec.

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ANZAC DAY IN BELL One Act Play, “The Knock on the Door”, will be presented by the Bell Theatre Group at 9.30am. Brunch will be served at 10.00am and live music, themed around the war years, will be provided by ‘Whiskey Road’ from 10.30am to 12 noon. There will be items of memorabilia displayed in the Hall, some graciously loaned by members of the public, posters especially created by Years From 2014 to 2018, Australia will commemorate 8 and 9 Bell School Children and extracts of the ANZAC Centenary to mark 100 years since military historical data, together with themed art Australia’s involvement in the First World War. works and other items of military significance. The Committee of the Bell Memorial Public Hall “The Knock on the Door” by Bruce Olive is a was delighted to receive funding through the Maverick Musicals Production and is directed by Anzac Centenary Grants Programme, round 1. Ruth Storey. Synopsis: In 1915, Gladys, played A commemorative Breakfast and Brunch, a one by Vanessa Gleeson, and Harold, played by Jim act play and a concert will be held in the Bell Parker, wait for news of their eighteen year old Memorial Hall on ANZAC Day, Saturday, 25 April, son, Robert, played by William Hunter, who is 2015. The goal of this event is to bring people of fighting in Gallipoli. Nearly one hundred years all ages together to appreciate the significance later, Cate, played by Amanda Burns, waits of this centenary occasion. The project is proudly patiently in the same suburban house for the supported by the Queensland Government. return of her husband fighting in Afghanistan. On completion of the RSL Dawn Service at the Through these parallel lives, this play explores Bell War Memorial, breakfast will commence how Australians, particularly women, have in the Bell Hall from approximately 8.00am. attempted to cope with the anxiety of loved ones Guest speakers have been invited to address fighting overseas. the gathering between 9.00am and 9.30am. A

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MEALS ON WHEELS Needed: Volunteer drivers and deliverers for Jandowae Meals on Wheels. Jandowae MOW delivers Monday to Friday within the town area. Meals are picked up from Taralga and distributed to our clients; it generally takes about 30 to 40 minutes of your time, but during that time, you have the opportunity to chat with some amazing people. The roster is currently a 4 week roster, but if we can get more names, you may only need to do it every 5 or 6 weeks. Volunteers do need to fill out an application form; they do have to abide by some rules and they must undergo a Police Check. So, if you are new to town or have lived here for a long time, have some spare time Monday to Friday and are looking for something to do, then please contact Sheila on 4668 5887, or leave your name with Cara at the Pharmacy. ‘Thank you’ to the new recruits who signed up with Jenny and me on Thursday. We will find a spot for you on our roster. To the business houses in town, are any of you able to spare your staff to assist in delivering meals? The Jandowae

Pharmacy has already indicated that one of their staff will deliver meals. The aim of Meals on Wheels is to provide a home delivered, nutritious meal. Referrals can be made through your Doctor, the Hospital or Jandowae Domiciliary Care. If you or your carer feel that, as a Client, you would benefit from this service, please contact Jandowae Meals on Wheels Secretary Sheila 4668 5887 or call in and see Cara at the Jandowae Pharmacy. ‘til next month, Sheila Campbell


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Welcome, everyone, to another write up from our Jinghi Valley QCWA Branch. Firstly, the news of the ‘Jandowae Mill Magazine’ is sounding promising that it will stay our monthly magazine and this makes many, many folk happy, including the Ladies from our Branch. Well done, Jessica and team!

‘thank you’ to you, the Public, for engaging our services for your catering jobs, supporting our Stalls and also your positive comments on our article in the ‘Mill’.

Jinghi Valley QCWA Branch is very grateful to the Jandowae Tennis Club for the use of their Club House for our meetings. This suits our needs Excitement in the town of Jandowae - the big perfectly. Show is drawing closer as too the Lions markets which will be a very busy time for ALL the Ladies. The ladies had so much fun designing and putting Listening into the conversation at the meeting together our stall representing the “100 Years of ANZACs”. Thanks to our was so funny, as we were very talented member being allotted this and in this field, Cheryl, with that to do, make, paint Janelle helping to put or take oneself down to this display together. It arrange our display or does take us All to make enter what ‘arty’ items and items so we can get good cooking we have done. scoring points which has Fancy anyone suggesting been successful for this that I make Anzac Biscuits Branch over the years. - no way can this little duck Hope the public enjoy the or old duck manage that, effort our Members have but I sure can eat them! Good luck, everyone; if given to make the best display we could. we don’t succeed, we can always have another go in 2016. We have a very dedicated member who drives A few catering jobs are on the books to do in the such a long way to attend the Meetings and also next couple of months which brings a huge grin helps with the catering jobs. Joan, well done for that! You are a true blue QCWA Member! to my face, as I just love these occasions. This is how it used to be years ago when the We have had to decide on building up our stocks QCWA first started; Ladies came from all over to do these catering jobs. Therefore, we now own the countryside to keep the organisation alive. new items such as: barbeque, tables, urns, large Remembering back then, no cars/4WDs, so the dishes and many smaller items which are making mode of transport was either the buggy/wagon/ our work load so much easier these days. ‘Thank or horses - that was before the first Model T Ford. you’ to the ladies who have shared their own personal items with us. Most times, the Ladies Enough of my ramblings. So, until next month, have their basket or box with special items in case keep well, lots of laughter and if I didn’t get to see the venues are short on some needed kitchen you at the Jandowae Show, maybe I can catch up helpers. Most of the larger venues are pretty well with you at the Anzac Parade this year. stocked, but the outdoor ones, such as ‘Clearing Hazel Bird sales’, we do need our own supplies. How lucky Jinghi Valley QCWA Member this Branch can buy these items. In saying that, 48



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POLICE REPORT Stealing Offences – On Friday, 27th February, 2015, offender/s have stolen a 2003 box trailer containing assorted tools. This trailer was parked overnight at the Jimbour Hall as the owner of the trailer was working at that location. On Thursday, 12th March, 2015, offender/s have attended the cemetery situated on Old Rosevale Road, Jandowae and have removed panels from a shed. The offender/s have returned the following evening on Friday, 13th March, 2015 and have stolen the shed framework, leaving behind the concrete slab only. Cameras at the scene have identified a white Toyota utility, a Commodore station wagon and a multi coloured Mazda station wagon as the three vehicles used by the offenders to commit this offence. The offenders also left behind two (2) pairs of gloves that are being tested for DNA by Dalby Forensic Unit. As the offenders were decamping, part of the shed has fallen off their vehicle on the DalbyJandowae Road. Fingerprint examinations have been conducted and prints located. Police are able to identify one of the offenders involved from the CCTV footage as being a resident in the Jandowae township. Jandowae Police and Detectives from Dalby CIB will be making arrests in relation to this matter in due course. If you are able to assist Police with any further information, please contact Jandowae Police or Crime stoppers on Ph: 1800 333000.

Sunset over the Jandowae Dam. Image: Kyra McCreery

direct family members in his vehicle. Penalty $341 and three demerit points. The “P” Plate Driver left the scene driving at speed towards Durong; his speed was checked on the Jandowae Connection Road by radar at 152km in a 100km zone. As Police were intercepting the driver, he drove through a fence onto his mother’s property. He was issued a Traffic Infringement Notice for exceeding the speed limit. Penalty $1,062 and eight demerit points. On Sunday, 8th March, 2015, the same driver was observed driving dangerously by an Off Duty Police Officer; he was following too closely behind a vehicle travelling towards Dalby. He has been issued a Traffic Infringement Notice for this offence. Penalty $265. Police will not tolerate any form of Dangerous Driving on our roads and in particular, from inexperienced “P” Plate drivers. This particular driver will have his driver’s licence suspended shortly; he was only issued a licence to drive one week before these offences occurred.

community in relation to the role of a leader, not only at school, but also in the community. Congratulations to the 2015 Jandowae State School leaders! Promotion – I am delighted to inform the Jandowae Community that Constable Allan WARD attended the Police Academy, Oxley, from Monday, 9th March, 2015 to Friday 13th March, 2015, and successfully completed the Constable Development Program. Allan will be promoted to the rank of Senior Constable in coming weeks. Jandowae Police have temporarily been forced to change our office hours. We will now be open between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm each Monday and Tuesday until further notice. We will revert back to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings later in the year. If you have a driver’s licence or weapons’ renewal or general inquiry, please attend the Station on Mondays and Tuesdays. Remember, you can leave a message on the Station answering machine to make an appointment or you can call Police link Ph: 131444 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to report any incident to Police. If you have a life threatening emergency and require Police urgently, ring 000.

On Saturday, 14th March, 2015, thieves have cut the padlocks on a demountable building used as an office on the Jandowae Connection Road. The thieves have stolen $500 cash from a locked safe. A Forensic examination has been conducted and Adopt a Cop - On Monday, 16th March, 2015, prints located. Investigations are continuing. Sgt AVENT attended Jandowae State School and Traffic Offences – On Friday, 6th March, 2015, handed out certificates and badges to students Jandowae Police issued a “P” Plate driver with at the Student Leaders’ Investiture Ceremony. an infringement notice as he was driving after Principal, Tony BARTLETT, spoke to the school Mark Avent 11.00pm at night with passengers who were not










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The Kindy AGM was held at 7pm at the Cultural Centre on Monday, 16th March. As I am writing this the day before the AGM, I hope we have been successful in filling all positions. I would like to extend thanks to Darryl Donald for once again chairing the AGM. I will let you know who the incoming Committee is in the next newsletter and give a summary of our year. It is with great sadness that last year was my last year on the Kindy Committee after 8 successive years.

Group A - Nursery Rhyme Time with our Kindy Grandparents was last Monday, 16th March. What an amazing turn out, with 25 Grandparents walking through the Kindy gates ready to share in the activities with their special little people. Our children were bursting with excitement leading up to this day, preparing their songs to sing and organising costumes with their families at home. Incy Wincy Spider biscuits, Baa Baa Sponge Sheep paintings, Humpty Puzzles were enjoyed by all. We look forward to hearing the children’s reflections on this day over the week to come. Sincere ‘thank you’ to all of you for attending. It was lovely to see some returning faces as well as meeting some new Grandparents in 2015.

Please mark your calendars for the LAC/Kindy Quiz Night to be held on the 2nd May at the Memorial Hall. It is always a fantastic night out. More details will be available as the date draws closer.

A few weeks ago, we received a visit from a beautiful pony named Zanda. All the children looked forward to patting him and watching him get washed. We are really looking forward to hosting Grandparents’ Day next week. The children are very proud of what they achieve at Kindy and will be thrilled to show it off!

Group B - The children have had a great time engaging with ‘Hairy Maclary’ stories. We have acted out the stories, using puppets and props aiding in the children’s comprehension of the plot, language and illustrations. The children have also been using their creativity and initiative to draw characters from the stories.

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We still have positions available at Kindy for Pre-prep and three year olds. The Kindergarten has a country casual policy where children from outlying areas can attend Kindy on a daily basis rather than have to attend the full 15 hour program; however, certain criteria have to be met. The Committee realizes that it is not feasible or even possible for the children from outlying areas to attend the 15 hour program. Please put your child on the waiting list if you have not already done so. Children who turn three during the year will be offered a place as they turn three. Should you have any questions or wish to enrol your child, the teachers can be contacted via phone 0746 685665 or email ..

We are always grateful of any donations to the Kindy and we are currently looking for empty soft drink bottles for Easter craft. If you are able Have a safe and happy Easter. to donate any, please just drop them off to the Maree Taylor, President Kindy.



It is that time of year when people are looking at applying fertiliser for the coming winter crop that will be planted over the coming 3-4 months. When considering how much and what to apply, soil tests can be used in conjunction with cropping, yield history and also previous fertiliser application to provide a useful guide in ensuring the next crop is a profitable one. Soil tests are generally carried out in February to April for winter crops to allow sufficient time for application in the months leading up to winter crop planting. For summer crops, May to July is a good time. A variety of tests can be done to the soil to give an indication of the levels of a wide range of nutrients from varying depths throughout the soil profile. Straight Nitrogen (N) tests can be done if the levels of other macro and micro nutrients have been tested within 3-5 years. However, if they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, it is a good idea to ensure you have adequate levels of other nutrients such as Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur and Zinc. When testing for different nutrients, different sampling depths are usually tested as some nutrients move throughout the soil profile with water movement and others do not.

Potassium, do not move throughout the soil profile and therefore, once overall levels in your soil type are known, they really only need to be monitored on the surface and sub surface where they are applied. Common depths for testing of these nutrients are 0-10cm and 10-30cm. Testing these depths will show if stratification is occurring. The main stratification issues facing zero till are that nutrient concentration of P and K will be greater near the surface in the 0-10cm and not in the 10-30cm zone, as plants have the opportunity to extract more than can be applied.

For example, N moves with the moisture front through the profile and therefore should be tested in at least three depths to indicate where bulges of nitrogen may be. If there are bulges at depth (60-90cm), then this N may not be available to the next crop until late in Tests can also be carried out on some nutrients the cropâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing period and should therefore that indicate levels that may be tied up in the be disregarded when calculating how much to soil nutrient pool. apply. Testing other nutrients lower in the profile Other nutrients, such as Phosphorus and (30-120cm) will also indicate if the soil has any


structural issues. High levels of nutrients such as Chloride, Sodium and Magnesium can limit crop root growth down through the profile and stop the plant from utilising moisture and nutrient that may be stored down deep. Testing can also be helpful in creating management zones from yield maps or EM Surveys to begin managing areas in the field based on similar levels of fertility. At the end of the day, soil sampling is a useful tool to accompany good fertiliser and yield records to give a complete picture of your soilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fertility and hopefully, allows you to set a crop or pasture up to make the most of the rain that might fall and turn as many millimetres into dollars as possible! Daniel Skerman, Landmark Dalby


FISHING REPORT Cooby Dam Golden perch on TN60 jackalls, piranhas and frozen saltwater yabbies near the dam wall buoy line and along the bank in the northern arm. Leslie Dam Golden perch on shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies along the western bank opposite the concrete boat ramps in the main basin and on blades and TN60 jackalls around the Black Boys. Coastal:

Dylan Mott with a 13kg Nannygai caught off of Fraser recently.

Local Western Rivers Some really nice cod have been caught this week on lures, Smak Big Fish Spinnerbaits have been working best, along with BIG Timber hard bodied lures and the goldens donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any trouble eating the big lures either. Best bait this week has been peeled prawns. Come in and see Dylan at Bass to Barra for more information. Boondooma Dam A few bass and golden perch on soft plastics, hopping masks and tail spinners at the start of the timber in the Boyne and Stuart Rivers. A few bigger bass have been taken on slider grubs in the deeper water, no particular spot, as the fish are widespread and a sounder is necessary to locate them. Bjelke Petersen Dam

Spanish mackerel in Platypus Bay, school mackerel at Burrum 8 Mile and Fairway Buoy; flathead, whiting, threadfin salmon, barramundi and mud crabs in Sandy Straits; bream off Urangan Jetty and around the rocky outcrops; flathead, whiting, mangrove jack and barramundi in the Burrum River and mud crabs in the creeks at Hervey Bay. Flathead at the Noosa River mouth and along the Tewantin reach; sand whiting on the banks at Noosaville and mangrove jack early morning in Woods Bay and Weyba Creek at Noosa. Spotty and spanish mackerel at Tweed 9 Mile and Fidos Reef; tailor at Bilinga and back beach Kingscliff; trevally and tailor along the rock walls at the Tweed River mouth; trevally and school jew around the bridges; mangrove jack along the rock walls at Chinderah and Fingal and flathead in Cobaki and Terranora Lakes at the Tweed.

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Sweetlip, coronation Bass and golden perch on spinner baits close trout and northern to the timber towards the dam wall and on soft bluefin tuna on plastics and blades in about 3 to 6 metres. Sunshine Reef at Noosa. Spanish, spotty and Coolmunda Dam school mackerel on Golden perch and a few cod on spinner baits the inshore Caloundra and Currimundi Reefs and large hard bodied lures. at Mooloolaba. Spanish Glenlyon Dam mackerel, trag jew and flathead on the 24s east Golden and silver perch on live worms and of Southport. frozen saltwater yabbies and a few cod to 97cm on trolled hard bodies. Dylan Mott



CONSIDER USING STARTER FERTILISER TO GET YOUR CROPS BOUNCING OUT OF THE GROUND fertiliser rate that delivers P to every seed in the row. On the Western Downs, minimum starter fertiliser rates for winter crops have typically been 30kg/ha (approx. 6kgP/ha). However, looking at the table, it shows that there would be large gaps between granules at this low rate, so every plant would not be tapped into starter P. Therefore, should we consider moving our Starter phosphorus helps bounce crops out of starter P rates higher? I will certainly be doing the ground with improved root, shoot and tiller some more fertiliser trials on our farm this year growth. If the crop is set back in the early stages and will let you know the outcome. of growth, quite often it cannot recover and yield penalties will occur. The table below shows the Our alkaline soils tend to tie up zinc availability, number of granules per m of row. As P cannot therefore, having a ready supply close to the move very far in the soil, you need to select a seed can improve uptake by the growing plant. From my soil testing results over the last few years, it has become apparent that the vast majority of our soils on the Western Downs are deficient in both P and Zn. These nutrients are essential for plant growth, and if they are limited, they can affect early crop growth and final yields.

Be careful when choosing a Zn based starter fertiliser as some products DO NOT have Zn in every granule; they might only have one Zn granule for every 100 granules of MAP, so you can see that only a few plants along the row will have access to this Zn. Using a product like Granulock Z, which has the Zn in EVERY granule of starter fertiliser, means that all the plants can tap into this supply. Kylie Fourie Agronomist Tara Rural Supplies

Number of Granulock Z granules per metre of row Row spacing 7 inches

8 inches

9 inches

10 inches

11 inches

12 inches

13 inches

A p p l i c a t i o n kg P/ha rate kg/ha

17.8 cm

20.3 cm

22.9 cm

25.4 cm

27.9 cm

30.5 cm

33 cm























































1Source: Analysis by Lee Menhenett, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, on 9 December 2014. (Granulock Z has 446 granules per 10 grams)


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Western Downs Magazine - April 2015  
Western Downs Magazine - April 2015