GRDC Grains Research Update – Talwood

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Talwood
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6 hours and 20 minutes

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


  • The science under pinning farm gate GHG footprint and what it means for a grain growing enterprise. Aaron Simmons (NSW DPI)
  • Cereal disease management update for 2024 - rust, foliar diseases and crown rot. Steven Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)
  • Crown rot genetic resistance in cereals & what’s in the breeding pipeline. Zhi Zheng (CSIRO)
  • Farming systems – profit over time and risk. An update on local farming systems research outcomes. Andrew Erbacher (QDAF)
  • Tracking P fertiliser recovery using P isotopes - both starter P and deep P. Megan Hunter (UQ)
  • Optimising sorghum grain yield in western growing regions. A focus on nutrition and agronomy. Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI)
  • Nutrition discussion - fertility decline and implications for nutritional strategies. Andrew Erbacher (QDAF), Megan Hunter (UQ), Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI) & Stuart Thorn (MCA)
  • Fall armyworm impacts & thresholds in sorghum & maize - management options & guidance for 2024/25. Melina Miles (QDAF) & Joe Eyre (UQ)
  • Finessing pre-em herbicides; getting the early post-em space right & resistance management strategies for glyphosate resistant weeds. Chris Preston (Uni of Adelaide)
  • Weed management & residuals - optimising performance & avoiding pitfalls. Chris Preston (Uni of Adelaide) & Stuart Thorn (MCA)
Talwood Community Hall, 14 Main Street
QLD 4390
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Erica McKay
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Cost (in AUD$): $30


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