GRDC Grains Research Update – Pittsworth

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Pittsworth
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6 hours

GRDC Grains Research Update
Pittsworth – Wednesday 27 July 2022

Discuss the latest farm-ready information to improve profit, with researchers, agronomists and leading growers at the Pittsworth GRDC Grains Research Update.


  • How soil organic matter and carbon work!  Data from 500 paired sites across the northern region. Mike Bell(UQ)
  • The carbon footprint of grain production systems in SQld. How large is the footprint on farm and in the supply chain for crop inputs? Lindsay Bell(CSIRO)
  • Carbon sequestration options for grain producers in NSW & Qld - pros, cons and pitfalls. Peter Grace (QUT)
  • Managing problem summer grass weeds with pre-emergents. Richard Daniel (Northern Grower Alliance)
  • Mungbean diseases. Lisa Kelly (DAF Qld)
    • Managing fusarium - are there varietal differences?
    • Update on the powdery mildew management app.
  • Cereal disease issues with rusts and yellow leaf spot in 2022. Lislé Snyman (DAF Qld)
  • Crown rot management. Steven Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)
    • Pushing wheat rotations
    • Variety tolerance vs resistance
    • Basal browning vs yield impact
    • Stripper front impacts.
  • Strategies for long term nutritional management - crop intensity and choice impacts on nitrogen cycling, N and P budgets and K demand - insights for growers on critical decisions. Chris Dowling (Back Paddock Co)
  • Grain storage. Chris Warrick (Primary Business)
    • Managing chickpea and cereal quality in on-farm storage
    • New data on falling numbers
    • Storage environment, variety and harvest conditions and aeration performance and back pressures.
Pittsworth Function Centre, Hume St
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Erica McKay
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Cost (in AUD$): $30


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