GRDC Grains Research Update (Allora)

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GRDC Grains Research Update (Allora)
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Keep abreast of latest developments at the Allora GRDC Grains Research Update, with leading-edge research to inform in-field decision making in grains enterprises on the Southern Downs.


  • Setting the farm up for automation; options for establishing broadband connectivity; sensors; telemetry; data capture and management - experience from the UNE SMART Farm and elsewhere  David Lamb (UNE )
  • Chickpea: temperature and other factors affect flowering, pod set and yield  Andrew Verrell (NSW DPI)
  • Chickpea water use efficiency. Neutron probes, where and when chickpeas draw water from and manipulating biomass Kerry McKenzie (DAF Qld)
  • How much N is fixed by different pulse crops and how does agronomy and season impact the amount fixed?  Nikki Seymour (DAF Qld)
  • Calculating how much N is needed in pulse-cereal rotations Howard Cox (DAF Qld)
  • Understanding and managing frost risk Peter Hayman (SARDI)
  • Farming systems impact on nitrogen and water use efficiency, soil borne disease and profit Lindsay Bell (CSIRO)
  • Analysis of Australia’s competitive position in global grain markets and relative supply chain costs Ross Kingwell (AEGIC Senior Economist) & Peter White (AEGIC Senior Projects Manager)
  • Treat your weeds badly - deprive them of sunlight and space - crop competition research in the northern grains region Michael Widderick (DAF Qld) and Bhagirath Chauhan (QAAFI)
  • The P story thus far – how much, when, how and with what expected benefit? Mike Bell (QAAFI)

Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 3:25pm. Cost: $30 pp. and $20 for second person per farm (Cheques payable to ICAN Pty. Ltd.). Lunch, morning tea and proceedings provided.

(Agenda subject to change)

Allora Sports Club, Warwick Street, Allora
QLD 4362
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John Cameron or Erica McKay
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Contact phone

Cost (in AUD$): $30 pp. and $20 for second person per farm


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