GRDC Grains Research Update (Walgett)

Event Name
GRDC Grains Research Update (Walgett)
End Date
6 hours and 5 minutes

Keep up to date on the latest developments in grains research at the WALGETT GRDC Grains Research Update. Leading-edge research that’s farm ready for the NORTH WESTERN NSW.


  • Current and predicted climate change impacts on northern farming systems. Steven Crimp (ANU Climate Change Institute)
  • New frontiers in cereal breeding for a changing climate. Greg Rebetzke (CSIRO)
  • Targeted tillage: modified trashworker with individual tynes activated by WEEDit® technology to selectively dig out weed survivors. Mike Walsh (University of Sydney)
  • 5 years of nitrogen research: do we have the system right? Richard Daniel (Northern Grower Alliance);
    • N movement, use efficiency, application timing & impact on uptake - do we fertilise the system or the crop?
    • N in pulse crops?
    • N impacts on screenings
  • Cover crops for fallow efficiency: research observations on soil water, health, nutrition and crop performance. Andrew Erbacher (DAF Qld)
  • Farming systems research on GM and $ return/mm water: learnings that translate to Walgett. Andrew Erbacher (DAF Qld) and Jon Baird (NSW DPI)
  • Decision making after a prolonged drought: setting the business up for rational decisions to get margins back. Simon Fritsch (Agripath)
  • Recovery after the drought: strategies and decisions for getting back to productivity. Discussion forum lead by Greg Rummery (Greg Rummery Consulting), Brad Coleman (Coleman Agriculture) and Sandy Stump (Eurambeen Farming Co)

Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 3:05pm. Cost: $30 pp. (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)

Walgett Sporting Club, Cnr Fox and Monkella Streets
NSW 2832
Contact name
Erica McKay
Contact email
Contact phone

Cost (in AUD$): $30


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