The latest crop research from NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) crop experts is available to northern growers at the Grains and Research Development (GRDC) Grains Research Updates to be held in early March at Goondiwindi and Bellata.
DPI Director Northern Cropping Systems, Dr Guy McMullen, said following a challenging 2016 season growers and advisors can take the opportunity to hear the latest research updates and crop management issues to prepare for the 2017 season.
“A range of DPI crop experts will present to agronomists and growers the latest research ready for integration into northern farming systems to improve crop management practices and boost productivity,” Dr McMullen said.
“DPI co-invests with the GRDC and local growers on trial sites across the north west to provide robust, independent research to the cropping industry.”
The DPI speakers and presentations include:
- Dr Kevin Moore Pulse Pathologist Tamworth – Chickpea disease management
- Dr Steven Simpfendorfer Senior Cereal Pathologist Tamworth – Wheat disease updates covering rust and fusarium issues
- Rick Graham, Research Agronomist Tamworth – Advances in canola agronomy and rain-fed wheat agronomic management
- Joop van Leur, Pulse Pathologist Tamworth – Fababean disease management update
- Dr Kurt Lindbeck Pulse Pathologist Wagga Wagga – Managing Sclerotinia in canola
Locations for Northern Grains Research Updates include:
- Goondiwindi – Tuesday 7 March and Wednesday 8 March at Community Centre
- Bellata –Friday 10 March at Memorial Hall
Visit GRDC Updates Dates for more information or to register for an event.