GRDC Grains Research Update (North Star)

Event Name
GRDC Grains Research Update (North Star)
End Date
6 hours and 35 minutes

Keep updated on the latest developments in grains research at the North Star GRDC Grains Research Update. Leading-edge research that’s farm ready for the North West slopes and plains.


  • Farming systems research – new data from trials at Narrabri & Billa Billa: Gross margins and $ return/mm water from different systems.  Also; issues for sequencing cotton in dryland production systems.  Andrew Erbacher, DAF Qld  and Jon Baird, NSW DPI
  • Impact of different summer crops on soil water extraction and subsequent fallow efficiency. Lindsay Bell, CSIRO
  • Sorghum row spacing and yield stability in hard finishing seasons. Trevor Philp, Pacific Seeds
  • Tactical crop agronomy for sorghum - early sowing dates, how early can you sow?  How much do hybrids vary in their tolerance to cold and sowing depth? Loretta Serafin, NSW DPI
  • Chaff lining and chaff tramlining - how much can they assist in driving down the seedbanks of problem weeds? Annie van der Meulen, DAF Qld
  • New developments in weed management. Mike Walsh, University of Sydney
    • How compatible are stripper fronts with weed seed collection at harvest?
    • Robots armed with lasers controlling weeds?
    • Where is microwave and strategic tillage research up to?
  • The Helicoverpa resistance management strategy – why; what in it; how it will work?  Efficacy data of alternate products and their use at times where Altacor is not available. Repeated low-rates of NPV to suppress Helicoverpa populations. Melina Miles, DAF Qld
  • Deep P - when results are examined over multiple years, there has been a big economic response to deep applied P! David Lester, DAF Qld
  • Grower experience with deep P. Tom Woods, Billa Billa

Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 3:05pm. 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

(Agenda subject to change)

North Star Sports Club, Yetman Rd
North Star
NSW 2408
Contact name
Erica McKay
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Contact phone

Cost (in AUD$): $30 per person and $20 for additional attendees


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