Grains Research and Development

Date: 02.03.2015

Frost workshops to highlight latest research

Author: Natalie Lee

Western Australian growers can find out the latest information on how to reduce the risk of frost damaging their crops this season by attending one of a series of workshops in March.

The informative and interactive Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Pre-Seeding Frost Workshops have been organised by ConsultAg director Garren Knell.

“The aim of the events is to provide growers with an update on the latest frost research; a review of previous research; and best-bet management tools before seeding in 2015,” he said.

A range of expert speakers, including leading researchers and consultants, will attend the workshops, an initiative of the GRDC Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN).

The workshops are scheduled for:

  • York – March 18, 10am-2pm
  • Cunderdin – March 19, 7.30am-12 noon
  • Bencubbin – March 19, 2-6pm
  • Merredin – March 20, 7.30am-12 noon
  • Borden – March 24, 7.30am-12 noon
  • Tambellup – March 24, 2-6pm

To register or for more information contact Lauren Sexton at ConsultAg on 08 6253 2000 or visit the ConsultAg website.

Frost is a major priority area for the GRDC, which invests $3 million per year into its National Frost Initiative. This initiative takes a multi-discipline approach to frost mitigation that encompasses genetic, management and environmental solutions.

ENDS

Contact Details

For Interviews

Garren Knell, ConsultAg
0427 442 887
gk@consultag.com.au

Contact

Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827
nataliel@coxinall.com.au

GRDC Project Code TAR00004

Region West