Research update kicks off at Goondiwindi + conference pics

Neil Lyon, March 6, 2018

TWO days of presentations on the latest in cropping research for the northern zone kicked off in Goondiwindi, Queensland, today at the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) annual Grains Research Update.

About 380 researchers, agronomists, farmers and agricultural service industry delegates are attending this year’s event.

Topics include the latest information on frost, crop physiology, technology, spray quality data and agronomy.

Concurrent sessions drill down into more detail on topics including disease, weeds and crop desiccation, cereal agronomy, chickpeas, farming systems and driving practice change.

Agricultural consultant, Graham Spackman, Emerald, GrainGrowers northern region co-ordinator, Susan McDonnell, Thallon, and B&W Rural agronomist, Ally McDonnell, Mungindi.

Cotton Grower Services agronomist, Kathy Bauer, Goondiwindi, and Pursehouse Rural agronomist, Sarah Connor, Pittsworth.

GRDC Southern Region chair, Keith Pengilley, GRDC Northern Region chair, John Minogue, and Tarnee Pastoral Company principal, Mike Smith, Gurley.

Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) project manager, Brendan Burton, AGT northern region manager, Kerrie Gleeson, AGT northern region manager, Douglas Lush, and NGA research manager, Lawrie Price.

Cox Inall Communications’ Toni Somes, and Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN) principal, John Cameron.

Kingswood Farming Company’s Josh Hoffmann, Bungunya, One Tree Ag’s PJ Bradford, Goondiwindi, and manager, Craig Langley, ‘Welltown’, Bungunya.

Seednet regional manager for north-east Australia, Jon Thelander, Toowoomba, and Federation University Australia research officer, Julie Parker, Ballarat.


Stay tuned for more reports from the GRDC Grains Research Update at Goondiwindi, Qld, from Grain Central editor Neil Lyon who is covering the event today and tomorrow.


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