New research focus at Goondiwindi Update + PICS

Liz Wells March 3, 2020

CONSULTANTS, researchers and growers are taking the opportunity to hear the latest research results and connect with their peers at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update at Goondiwindi in southern Queensland.

Opening the conference this morning, GRDC Northern Panel chair, John Minogue, said recent rains in the region had created optimism and opportunities for the coming year.

“Let’s hope that those people who haven’t had rain do get it, and those who have had rain can convert it to grain as efficiently as possible,” he said.

Some of the key presentations at the update focus on climate research into the impact on future farming of rising temperatures and reduced rainfall.

Goondiwindi GRDC Grains Research Update Gallery:

B&B Agricultural Services’ Mike Balzer, Pittsworth, and Acres Rural Supplies consultant, Jeff York, Rolleston.

University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute, Narrabri, research scientists Angela Pattison and Edward Jones.

QDAF grains biosecurity officer, Kym McIntyre, Toowoomba, and GRDC northern grower relations manager, Richard Holzknecht, Toowoomba.

Growth Agriculture territory manager for Queensland, Fergus Tweedy, and product manager, James Russ, Goondiwindi.

Evolution Farming’s Mick Freeman, Talwood, and Penagon consultant, Drew Penberthy, Bellata.

Nuseed area manager for northern NSW and southern Queensland, Jay Richards, and ADM trading accumulation manager for southern Queensland and northern NSW, Peter Dorney.

Delta Agribusiness agronomist, Dean Hancock, Narrabri, and Corteva Agriscience account managers, Jack Madgwick, Dubbo, and Jon Dadd, Tamworth.

Poole Ag Consulting’s Tim Poole, Moree, and NAB Agri agribusiness manager, Kate Gordon, Goondiwindi.

NSW Department of Primary Industries research officer, Mathew Dunn, Narrabri, and technical assistant, Sam Blanch, Grafton.

GRDC Northern Panel chair, John Minogue, West Wyalong, and Colere consultant, Simon Speirs, Sydney.



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