GRDC Grains Research Update (Emerald)

Event Name
GRDC Grains Research Update (Emerald)
End Date
6 hours and 30 minutes

You’re invited to discuss the latest leading-edge research that’s farm ready for CQ.

What’s on?

At Emerald & Biloela:

  • Chaff lining & tramlining problem weeds. Plus: Is glyphosate resistant milk (sow) thistle a concern for CQ? Paul McIntosh, WeedSmart
  • CQ sorghum agronomy. New research: lodging, row spacing, weeds, time of sowing. Darren Aisthorpe, DAF Qld. & Trevor Philp, Pacific Seeds
  • PBA Drummond - A new chickpea variety for CQ in 2019!  How it performs?  Making it perform! Penny Borger, DAF Qld. (Emerald) & Merrill Ryan, DAF Qld. (Biloela)
  • Designing flexible mid-size on-farm grain handling facilities. Andrew Kotzur, Kotzur Silos
  • What's new in storage?Fumigating large silos. Fumigants & protectants– latest trials. Philip Burrill, DAF Qld.
  • Helicoverpa resistance –protecting pulse profits. Melina Miles, DAF Qld.
  • Nitrogen - what's new & how does it apply to CQ? Surface applied urea; how fast does N move in soil; N use efficiency in older crop soils.  Implications for how & when you apply N in CQ. Chris Dowling, Back Paddock Co.
  • Getting crop nutrition right in CQ. Panel session on deep P, K & N. Doug Sands, DAF Qld., Chris Dowling, Back Paddock Co. plus growers Brian Gregg & Shane Eden (Emerald) & Lee Jones (Biloela).

Emerald only:

  • CQ farming systems - GM & $ return/mm water. Darren Aisthorpe, DAF Qld.

Biloela only:

  • Sowthistle - biology, management & glyphosate resistance.  How big is the threat in CQ? Paul McIntosh, WeedSmart

Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 3:00-3:15pm. Cost: $30 pp. & $20 for second person/ farm (Cheques payable to ICAN Pty. Ltd.). Lunch, morning tea & 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)

McIndoe Function Centre, Opal St
QLD 4720
Contact name
John Cameron or Erica McKay
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact website

Cost (in AUD$): 30.00


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