MORE than 170 agronomists, growers and industry stakeholders from across Central Western New South Wales turned up to hear the research data and expert advice at the annual Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update in Dubbo.
The two-day Grains Research Updates are designed to deliver new research directly to the grains industry.
This year the event started with the hot topic of a changing climate. The key address presented by Australian National University Climate Change Institute director, Professor Mark Howden, examined the impact of climate change on New South Wales farming systems, what has already occurred, what is forecast and how grain growers can adapt to these changes.
Other keynote speakers included: Harm van Rees, of Crop Facts Pty Ltd, who discussed opportunities for bridging the ‘yield gap’ as highlighted through the National Paddock Survey; and Wolfgang Speilmeyer from CSIRO, who shared the latest research data into cereal breeding for a changing climate.
Other popular presentations included the latest farming systems research results, examining the best options for water use efficiency and well as profit, and new data on weed management.
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