GRDC Grains Research Update (Jondaryan)

Event Name
GRDC Grains Research Update (Jondaryan)
End Date
6 hours and 10 minutes

Take just one-day at the Jondaryan GRDC Grains Research Update to update yourself on the latest grains research to improve the profit of your farming enterprise.


  • Launch of a new online tool to compare cropping strategies for profit and risk in the Northern Region - integrate weather forecasts; gross margin analysis; yield; frost & temperature risk; water use and other outcomes Keith Pembleton (USQ).
  • Mungbean and sorghum disease update Lisa Kelly (DAF Qld) & Adam Sparks (USQ)
    • Phytoplasma outbreaks on the Downs
    • Mungbean powdery mildew
    • Fusarium wilt in mungbean
    • Sorghum stalk rots and fusarium inoculum carryover
  • Bugology update Melina Miles (DAF Qld)
    • Rutherglen bug - their impact and management
  • Landing the chickpea crop safely -how close were we to being 'one rainfall away from disaster' in 2016?  Botrytis grey mould - understanding the threat it poses and its managementKevin Moore (NSW DPI)
  • Chickpeas and header fires - lessons from thermal imaging of components in working headers to identify potential ignition sources Ben White (Kondinin Group)
  • Autonomous tractors - platforms and applications under development Craig Baillie (USQ)
  • Farming systems research on the Darling Downs - nematodes; crop sequencing and break crop effects; water and nitrogen use efficiency  Lindsay Bell (CSIRO)
  • Buying a new silo?  Design features to look for and faults to avoid.  Also: Key issues when storing pulses; New data on post fumigation venting to avoid rejection on delivery Philip Burrill (DAF Qld)

Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 2:40pm. Cost: $30 pp. and $20 for second person per farm (Cheques payable to ICAN Pty. Ltd.). Lunch, morning tea and proceedings provided.

To RSVP / register, or for further information or agenda, please contact John Cameron or Erica McKay on 02 9482 4930 or e-mail or register on line at

(Agenda subject to change)

Western wing, Jondaryan Woolshed, 264 Jondaryan-Evanslea Road, Jondaryan Queensland 4403
Contact name
John Cameron or Erica McKay
Contact email
Contact phone

Cost (in AUD$): $30.00


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