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Riverland Field Days
Sarah Dowdell and Tom Freeman with some of
the brews from the Woolshed Brewery, Murtho.
Illalangi owner Keryn Gorman (right) and
Emily Grace Gartley at their stand. Illalangi is
based at Waikerie and produces fine wine,
olive oil and gourmet foods. Keryn said the
focus was on food produced within 100
miles of the Waikerie base. Illalangi has
established a new bush tucker intepretative
garden at the store on the Sturt Highway at
Waikerie, to be officially opened on October
12. To promote Australian-made quality olive
oil, Illalangi ran a taste test comparing the
local product to imported oil, with a prize
pack up for grabs.
FARMERS have the opportunity to branch into
aquaponics, a system that combines aquaculture and
Waste streams from fish produced in the tank are
used to grow vegetables in a connected planter box --
you can grow two or more plants from one source.
Operations of #1Aquaponics are divided into two
parts. Andrew Dezsery looks after commercial
growers and production through Aquaculture
Advantage while Asher Dezsery (pictured) helps with
home set-ups for hobby farmers.
Andrew said they had used a Caring For Our
Country grant made available through the Loxton to
Bookpurnong Local Action Planning Group and the
South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural
Resource Management board to train farmers in the
use of aquaponics.
He said only 1 per cent of water was lost through
"The system gives a cash flow to the farmer and is
environmentally sound," he said.
best of two worlds
Taking field day patrons back to the old days were
Waikerie and Districts Machinery Preservation
Society members Graham Lange and Gavin
Launer. They demonstrated a citrus grader
(pictured) dating back to between 1910 and 1915.
The grader, used until the mid 1960s, allows for
12 sizes and its width can be adjusted.
John Gallard, Gallard Services, Lyrup with the Air-
O-Fan D240 model used to spray almond and
citrus orchards. The sprayer is powered by a 169-
kilowatt John Deere engine. Almond growers in
ther Riverland have been importing the machine
directly from the US so Gallard Services decided to
start stocking the machines and offering back-up
service and parts.
Winemarkers Eric and Jenny
Semmler, 919 Wines, Berri,
attracted plenty of attention at their
stand, particularly after winning the
Adelaide Review's Hottest Wine last
year with their pale dry Apera.
Australian Native Bushfood's Jen Lucas, Murtho, showed off
some of their products including sticky wattleseed balsamic,
lemon myrtle olive oil, and wattleseed extract. The range is
available at many outlets at the Riverland, the Adelaide
Central Markets, and interstate.
Sharon Nitschke and
Gary Rogers, both from
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