GRDC Grains Research Update – Goondiwindi

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Goondiwindi
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1 day, 6 hours and 15 minutes

Stay in touch with the latest grains research information at the GRDC Grains Research Updates. The ‘Goondi-in-July’ GRDC Grains Research Update is in addition to the annual 2-day Goondiwindi GRDC Grains Research Update in March. ‘Goondi-in-July’ showcases the latest research for mid-season winter crop issues, summer crops including sorghum and mungbeans and technology topics. A fantastic two days of information relevant to the current winter-crop and upcoming summer crop seasons. Come to hear about and discuss the latest grains research information, share ideas and have a wonderful time with colleagues and friends.

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Topics: Tuesday 30 July 2024

  • General plenary
    • Opportunities for on-farm decision making and data management from high resolution earth observation
    • Connectivity & data access / management options in more remote locations - what’s available now, known potential disruptors and risks of tech obsolescence
    • Mapping soil constraints in 3D for more informed decisions on soil water and constraints
    • Improving grain grower business resilience before, during and post drought. ARMonline tools to assist on-farm decision making by enabling outcomes of different cropping scenarios to be compared
  • Nutrition
    • Managing N risk in farming systems – implications of N banking and other strategies
    • SmartFarm testing of 270 paddocks across 90 farms over 10 years to better understand soil health changes and implications for management.
    • Impacts of long-term cropping on soil carbon
    • Formulating conventional fertilisers with waste materials to achieve benefits from the ratio of C:N; lower nitrous oxide emission, lower vulnerability to losses, and greater uptake efficiency
  • Time for a pea?
    • Managing Ascochyta blight in chickpeas - varietal genetics, increasing levels of pathogen virulence and new strategies to reduce inoculum loads
    • Effect of soil water on flowering and pod-set in chickpea and implications for managing frost and heat stress
    • Pigeon pea performance in field trials and its prospects as a rotation crop in northern farming systems
    • Keeping the insects out of pigeon pea - key pests and strategies
  • Weeds
    • Optimising the performance of sensor sprayers - impacts of setup, nozzles, speed and system management
    • Managing weeds in cotton and grain systems, red flags for residuals and crop impacts, and efficacy and using glufosinate for double knocking
    • Manipulating sorghum agronomy to suppress summer grass weeds & Farming systems implications and lessons for weed management

Topics: Wednesday 31 July 2024

  • Mungbeans
    • Mitigating mungbean risk – time of sowing, soil water and management
    • Mungbean harvest management - swathing, desiccation & MRL's
    • New insight and tools to increase yield potential and reliability in mungbean
    • Managing powdery mildew in mungbean
  • Crop protection
    • Incidence of reduced sensitivity to DMI fungicides in barley net blotch in Qld - implications for management
    • Rutherglen bug: risk forecasting and management - climate and canola as factors that impact risk in summer grain crops such as sorghum.
    • Using plant growth regulators to manage excessive growth in barley in the northern region
    • Root-lesion nematode tolerance, resistance ratings & selecting varieties to minimise losses. Wheat and mungbean yield impacts.
  • Optimising sorghum in western growing regions
    • Designing crops bottom up: matching root systems to sites and seasonal conditions.
    • Grain sorghum - an analysis of crop performance, row spacing, varietal traits, & seasonal risk in drier more westerly areas
    • Optimising sorghum grain yield in western growing regions – a focus on nutrition and agronomy
    • Panel discussion: How big is the yield gap in western regions and what needs to be done to address it?
  • General plenary
    • Fall armyworm impacts & thresholds in sorghum & maize - management options & guidance for 2024/25
    • Why ethics will be important for agricultural professionals as the agtech sector develops
    • Cereal rust & disease management update

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Goondiwindi Community Centre, Corner Russell & Short
QLD 4390
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Erica McKay
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Cost (in AUD$): See registration


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