Northern Grower Solutions Groups

The Northern Region of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) encompasses some of the most diverse cropping environments in Australia, ranging from temperate to tropical climates – it has the greatest diversity of crop and farming systems of the three GRDC regions.

Implemented, to provide structured grower engagement, the GRDC Grower Solutions Group projects and the RCSN project have become an important component of GRDC’s investment process in the northern region. The Northern Region Grower Solutions Group and the RCSN have the function of identifying and, in the case of Grower Solutions Groups managing short-term projects that address ideas and opportunities raised at a local level which can be researched demonstrated and outcomes extended for immediate adoption by farmers in their own paddocks.Cover of From The Ground Up the 2013 2014 annual grower solution group report

Annual Reports

The GRDC Northern Region 'From the Ground Up' outlines the processes and events by which the GRDC sources and addresses local issues in the GRDC Northern Region and how these issues are addressed in the short term—specifically through the GRDC Northern Regional Panel, GRDC Regional Grower Services and the four GRDC Grower Solutions projects across the northern region.

The booklet also describes some of the activities of the GRDC Grower Solutions during the 2013–14 year, and highlights some positive outcomes of tackling grain grower issues from the ground up.

Grower Solutions Group and Regional Cropping Solutions Network Contact Details:

Organisation/Group NameName Email AddressPhoneRegion
Northern Grower Alliance (NGA) Richard Daniel richard.daniel@nga.org.au 0428 657 182 Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland (Toowoomba)
Grain Orana Alliance (GOA) Maurie Street maurie.street@grainorana.com.au 0400 066 201 Central West New South Wales (Dubbo)
Central Queensland Grower Solutions Group Rod Collins  rodney.collins@daf.qld.gov.au 0428 929 146 Central Queensland (Emerald)

Coastal Hinterland Queensland and North Coast New South Wales Grower Solutions Group:

Name Email AddressPhoneRegion
Neil Halpinneil.halpin@daf.qld.gov.au0407 171 335Bundaberg, Queensland
Nick Christodoulounick.christodoulou@daf.qld.gov.au0427 657 359Kingaroy, Queensland
Stephen Yeatesstephen.yeates@csiro.au0417 015 633Burdekin, Queensland
Natalie Moorenatalie.moore@dpi.nsw.gov.au02 6640 1637Grafton, New South Wales

Map of GRDC Northern region