GRDC Grains Research Update – Warra

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Warra
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6 hours and 30 minutes

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


  • Improving nitrogen management in grain sorghum - 3 years looking at timing & type. Trevor Philp (Pacific Seeds)
  • Optimising the nitrogen investment. Understanding & minimising N losses while feeding the crop what it needs. Mike Bell (UQ)
  • Early plant sorghum - is it worth it? An economic comparison with two case studies from the Warra area. Andrew Zull (DAF Qld)
  • Economic thresholds for Fall armyworm in maize and sorghum. Melina Miles (DAF Qld)/Joe Eyre (UQ)
  • Through the looking glass: productivity, risks & benefits of different farming systems on the Darling Downs. Lindsay Bell (CSIRO)
  • Farming system profitability & impacts of commodity price risk. Andrew Zull (DAF Qld)
  • Farming systems discussion. Led by Paul Castor (MCA)
  • Problem weed research. Michael Widderick (DAF Qld) & Bhagirath Chauhan (UQ)
    • Updated resistance statistics
    • Weed ecology & managing awnless barnyard & feathertop Rhodes grass
    • Adding crop competition for managing problem weeds
  • Grower experience with new weed technologies
    • Drones and weed mapping (Wade Bidstrup)
    • SwarmFarm (Jamie Grant)
Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway
QLD 4411
Contact name
Erica McKay
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Cost (in AUD$): $30pp


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