Western Australian grain growers who are making decisions about the 2013 cropping season can get the latest agronomic information by attending one of a series of Regional Crop Updates in March.
Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA), 14 updates will be held throughout the WA grainbelt.
Growers in the Esperance region are encouraged to put the following dates in their diaries:
Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN) – March 12 – Ravensthorpe Entertainment Centre;
North Mallee Farm Improvement Group – March 14 – Salmon Gums Golf Club;
South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) – March 15 – Esperance Anglican Hall (corner of Andrew St and Windich St)
GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said information presented at the updates could help growers become better informed on ways to boost profitability on-farm, in a sustainable manner.
“The updates are all about practical new, locally relevant information on crop disease management, nutrition and agronomy that growers can start using now,” he said.
“The events allow information from researchers to reach growers quickly, giving growers the opportunity to consider how results can be applied on their own farms.”
Information about the WA Regional Crop Update events is available on the GRDC website at www.grdc.com.au/updatedates or on the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA) website at www.giwa.org.au/2013-crop-updates
Grain Flashes can be found at www.grdc.com.au/media