Perth Grains Research Update + PICS

Neil Lyon, February 25, 2020

MORE than 600 delegates have gathered in Perth to catch up on the latest developments in the grains industry at the 2020 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update.

GRDC Western Panel chair, Darrin Lee, said the annual updates continued to be an important forum for growers, advisers, researchers and industry service providers to connect and share insights and knowledge.

“In order to remain competitive, we must continually adapt and change, which means updating our knowledge on current farming practices at forums such as this one,” he said.

GRDC Grains Research Update, Perth, Gallery:

DPIRD farming systems innovations managers, Kari-Lee Falconer, Moora, and Renee Manning, Merredin.

Former GRDC Western Panel chair, Peter Roberts, Dunrock, and GRDC senior regional manager south, Craig Ruchs.

GRDC Board member, Stephen Powles, catches up with Dowerin farmer, Jemma Donegan.

Cunderdin farmers, Lachlan and Frank O’Hare, catch up with Bencubbin farmers, Nic and Tim Woodfield.

GIWA chief executive officer, Larissa Taylor, Perth, with WAFarmers grain section president, Duncan Young, Beverley.

West Midlands Group project officer, Brianna Hindle, Dandaragan, Primaries branch manager and agronomist, Helen Lethlean, Moora, West Midlands Group communications officer, Kirra Holley, Dandaragan, Primaries graduate agronomist, Niamh Delaney, Moora, and Adama commercial manager, Susie Mason, Dandaragan.

AEGIC chief executive officer, Richard Simonaitis, chats with CBH Group director and Latham farmer, Brian McAlpine.

Consultant Bill Campbell, Geraldton, Crop Circle Consulting and Research consultant, Grant Thompson, Geraldton, and Coorow Ag Nutrien director, Phil Smyth, Coorow.

DPIRD soils research agronomist, Glenn McDonald, Albany, and Facey Group agricultural research and extension coordinator, Chris Hetherington, Wickepin.

Emerald Grain representatives, Dick McCagh, Geraldton, and Nicola McKay, Perth, with GRDC Western Panel chair, Darrin Lee.

Murdoch University researcher, Camilla Hill, Perth, WA, and Federation University Australia social researcher, Amie Sexton, Ballarat, Victoria.

DPIRD entomologist Svetlana Micic, Albany, WA, and consultant, Iain Macpherson, Toowoomba, Qld.

GIWA Oilseeds Council chair, Michael Lamond, York, and GIWA project officer and research update co-ordinator, Ian Longson, Perth.

GRDC Western Panel member, Julie Alvaro, Merredin, and Kojonup farmer, Helen Woodhams.

Farmanco agronomist, Peter Borstel, Dowerin, VicChem research and development representative, Andrew Donkin, WA, and Nufarm research and development representative, Steven Tilbrook, WA.



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