GRDC Grains Research Update – Spring Plains

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Spring Plains
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5 hours and 50 minutes

GRDC Grains Research Update
Spring Plains – Wednesday 20 July 2022

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


  • Cereal foliar disease management in 2022 - pathotype and varietal issues. Steven Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)
  • Matching canola variety with environment and management - time of sowing, flowering windows and drivers of phenology. Jeremy Whish(CSIRO)
  • How well does canola fit into northern farming systems? Lindsay Bell(CSIRO)
  • Comparing the performance of different farming systems - gross margins, water and nitrogen use efficiency. Jon Baird (NSW DPI) & Lindsay Bell (CSIRO)
    • The benefits of summer crop to the system and how does cotton compare to grain sorghum?
    • Farming system nutrient legacies – impacts on N inputs, cycling and recovery of applied fertilisers
  • Crop sequence impacts on root lesion nematodes, charcoal rot, AMF and crown-rot. Steven Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)
    • Where can Predicta®B help?
    • Is wheat harvest height an issue to manage for crown-rot?
  • How soil organic matter and carbon work!  Data from 500 paired sites across the northern region. David Lawrence (DAF Qld)
  • Carbon sequestration options for grain producers in NSW - pros, cons and pitfalls. Katie McRobert (Australian Farm Institute)
  • Discussion of issues raised from the agenda with Tim Poole (Poole Ag Consulting) & Brad Coleman (Coleman Agriculture)
Spring Plains Hall, Spring Plains Rd
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Erica McKay
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Cost (in AUD$): $30


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