GRDC Grains Research Update (Lake Cargelligo)

Event Name
GRDC Grains Research Update (Lake Cargelligo)
End Date
6 hours and 30 minutes

Lake Cargelligo GRDC Grains Research Update

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Lake Cargelligo Bowling Club, 1 Prior Street, Lake Cargelligo NSW 2672

New research that’s ready for the paddock in 2020 at the Lake Cargelligo GRDC Grains Research Update. Discuss how to make practical use of the latest information with researchers, agronomists and leading growers.


  • New frontiers in cereal breeding for a changing climate - long coleoptile wheat, crop competitive varieties, new wheat types for late sowing windows and adaptation to high temperature stress during grain fill. Greg Rebetzke (CSIRO)
  • Drivers of yield stability in wheat and barley- picking a winner in variable seasons. David Burch (NSW DPI)
  • Pulses in Lake Cargelligo farming systems. Tony Swan (CSIRO)
  • Fixing more N by improving inoculant performance in suboptimal / acid soil conditions. Belinda Hackney (NSW DPI)
  • Measuring, using and budgeting P in lower rainfall zones - are there options to spend less after a dry year? Graeme Sandral (NSW DPI) and Jim Laycock (Incitec Pivot)
  • Lasers, machine learning, weed recognition software and new innovations in weed management.  Guy Coleman (USyd)
  • Risks and rewards of cover cropping - how effective are cover crops at increasing fallow efficiency and influencing soil health? What about the water they consume - how much do they use and is this offset by increased fallow efficiency? Col McMaster (NSW DPI)
  • Decisions for a profitable 2020 - picking the right variety for the situation, managing P fertiliser cost, weed planning and cereal disease after the drought. Discussion session led by Andrew McFadyen (McFadyen Ag. Consulting), Col McMaster (NSW DPI), Graeme Sandral (NSW DPI) and Helen McMillan (CWFS)

Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 2:50pm. Cost: $30 pp. (Cheques payable to ICAN Pty. Ltd.). Lunch, morning tea and proceedings provided.

To RSVP / register, or for further information or agenda, please contact John Cameron or Erica McKay on 02 9482 4930 or e-mail or register on line at

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Lake Cargelligo Bowling Club, 1 Priot Street, Lake Cargelligo, NSW 2672
Lake Cargelligo
NSW 2672
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John Cameron or Erica McKay
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