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GRDC presents July/August Grains Research Updates

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25 June 2023, AU: The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will present the latest in grains research at the Grains Research Updates, taking place across Queensland and New South Wales during July and August.

Grains Research Updates bring together regionally specific, seasonally relevant information and provide an opportunity for growers, agronomists and researchers to discuss research and exchange ideas about how learnings can be applied on-farm.

This round of the events will be held at the following locations:

  • Warra – Tuesday 18 July 2023, Warra Memorial Hall
  • Bellata – Wednesday 19 July 2023, Bellata War Memorial Hall
  • Spring Ridge – Thursday 20 July 2023, Spring Ridge Hall
  • West Wyalong – Tuesday 25 July 2023, West Wyalong Services Club
  • Cowra – Wednesday 26 July 2023, Cowra Services Club
  • Westmar – Wednesday 2 August 2023, Westmar Sports Club
  • North Star – Thursday 3 August 2023, North Star Sporting Club

GRDC grower relations manager – north Rebecca Raymond said the Grains Research Updates are an excellent source of information for grain growers across the region.

“Our Grains Research Updates are not just presentations of the latest research, they offer a platform for meaningful discussions between growers, researchers, and agronomists on topics that matter in that region,” she said.

“We’ve got a great line-up of topics which have been selected by local growers and advisers to ensure the information being presented is relevant to the local farming systems.

“Speakers are briefed to address issues within their presentations that have been raised by local growers and advisers.

“It’s an opportunity to discuss how new findings fit into local farming systems and deliver real value to growers.

“Being able to hear about the research is great, but hearing about how that research can be applied to achieve outcomes is even better.”

Covering a diverse range of topics relevant to local farming systems, this season’s Grains Research Updates will focus on the practical application of farming systems projects and innovative strategies for weed management.

Other focus areas include nutrition and nitrogen investment, sustainability in farming, and tackling cereal diseases.

Previous Grains Research Updates have been widely praised by attendees for the value they provided to growers. In 2022, 95% of attendees rated the event highly and GRDC received comments such as:

  • “Helpful to talk to different people from other areas of the industry.”
  • “Helps operation keep up to date.”
  • “Challenge conventional thinking and compare research to on-farm experience.”
  • “Topics and speakers are spot on.“
  • “It’s so important to stay in tune with current research and there was a great collection of current relevant research.”

GRDC extends an invitation to all growers and agronomists interested in staying on top of the latest grains research to attend these updates.

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