GRDC Grains Research Update – Walgett

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Walgett
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6 hours and 10 minutes

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


  • Resistance management strategies for glyphosate resistant and hard to kill weeds. Chris Preston (Uni of Adelaide)
  • Crown rot genetic resistance in cereals & what’s in the breeding pipeline. Zhi Zheng (CSIRO)
  • Cereal disease management update for 2024 - rust, foliar diseases and crown rot. Steven Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)
  • Chickpea and fababean disease management Update for 2024. Joop van Leur (NSW DPI)
  • Managing Ascochyta blight in chickpeas - varietal genetics, increasing levels of pathogen virulence and new strategies to reduce inoculum loads. Ido Bar (Griffith University)
  • On-farm storage - issues to consider when setting up or purchasing additional silos to optimise efficient grain handling and management. Chris Warrick (GRDC Grain Storage Extension Team)
  • Grower experience with optical autonomous sprayers - system impacts, costs, tips and issues to manage. Charlie Buchanan (Come by Chance grower) & Harry Pye (Walgett grower)
Walgett Sporting Club, 10 Montkeila Street
NSW 2832
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Erica McKay
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Cost (in AUD$): $30


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