Summer grains the hot topic on Gold Coast + PICS

Liz Wells, July 10, 2019

GROWERS, researchers, marketers and customers from across Australia have gathered on Queensland’s Gold Coast for the 2019 Australian Summer Grains Conference.

The conference is showcasing five summer grains – maize, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and mungbean.

The theme of this year’s event, ‘Enduring farm profitability’, has drawn a field of international and Australian speakers covering the latest innovations in grain production, crop protection and marketing.

Australian Summer Grains Conference Gallery:

Central Queensland University’s Claire Patterson, Rockhampton, Qld, with Elders’ representatives Hollie Faulkner, Toowoomba, Qld, and Henrietta Burns, Dubbo, NSW.

Gordon Farming’s Harrison Gordon (left) and his father Bruce Gordon (right), Jandowae, Qld, with Precision Seeding Solutions’ Peter Bradford (centre), Inverell, NSW.

McGregor Gourlay representatives Amanda McCulloch, Croppa Creek, NSW, and Brooke Cutler, Bellata, NSW.

GRDC northern panellist Jo White, Maryborough, Qld, and University of Southern Queensland PhD student, Aurelie Quade, Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Charles Sturt University Functional Grains Centre representatives Allister Clarke and Stephen Cork, Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Summer Grains Conference committee-members Kevin Charlesworth and Brett McIntyre, Darling Downs, Qld.

NSW Department of Primary Industries representatives Rod Jackson (left), Narrabri, and Guy McMullen (right), Tamworth, with Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Jayne Gentry (centre), Toowoomba.

Kolara Farming’s Brian Gregg, Dysart, Qld, GRDC northern panellist, Graham Spackman, Emerald, Qld, and NPH Farming’s Wayne Newton, Kupunn, Qld.

Nuseed Australia representatives Chris Roberts, Dubbo, NSW, and Jay Richards, Chinchilla, Qld, with Elders’ Ken Reimers, Toowoomba, Qld.

AgEtal’s Ken Cunliffe, Toowoomba, Qld, and University of Queensland’s Marisa Collins, Gatton, Qld.




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