GRDC Grains Research Update (Narrabri)

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GRDC Grains Research Update (Narrabri)
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In 2021, to better manage risks associated with COVID-19, the 2-day GRDC Grains Research Update at Goondiwindi has been split into two one-day events at Dalby (2 March) and Narrabri (4 March). If you are involved in the production side of the grains industry, these are events that you cannot afford to miss. Come along and hear the latest grains research information, share ideas and update your knowledge. Numbers could be quite constrained as a result of COVID-19, so book early to avoid disappointment. For those who can’t attend, we will be livestreaming both the Narrabri and Dalby Updates free of charge.

Topics at the Narrabri Update:

  • Wheat 2030 opportunities, immediate issues with feed market recovery after the drought and feed grain demand projections. Prof. Ross Kingwell (AEGIC)
    • 2030 production and trade projections and implications
    • 2030 managing risk and trade diversification
  • Getting phenology right, what’s next? Project learnings from 2017-20, comparing wheat and barley responses and tactical agronomy to increase yield. Rick Graham (NSW DPI)
  • Are wild oats adapting to environmental stresses and conservation agriculture? Mohammad Ali (PhD - UQ)
  • Herbicide resistance. Peter Boutsalis (Plant Science Consulting) and John Broster (CSU)
    • Optimising glyphosate performance
    • What’s new in resistance in NNSW?
    • Optimising clethodim efficacy
    • Changing germination patterns of annual ryegrass
    • Stripper fronts and weed seed collection
  • Optimising chickpea sowing and flowering dates for maximum yield. Allan Peake (CSIRO)
  • Why were pulse viral diseases so bad in 2020?  Which viruses, what vectors and with what crop impact? Management strategy for 2021.  Joop Van Leur and Zorica Duric (NSW DPI)
  • Impact of Ascochyta on chickpea when disease occurs at different growth stages. Kevin Moore (NSW DPI)
  • A new chickpea desi variety 'CBA Captain' for NNSW and SQld in 2021. Kristy Hobson (NSW DPI)
  • How wide is the distribution of Russian wheat aphid in northern NSW and is sorghum an alternative summer host? Zorica Duric (NSW DPI)
  • Heat tolerance in cereals - best performing lines, new material, mechanisms of tolerance and in season recommendations. Rebecca Thistlethwaite (University of Sydney)
  • Cereal disease bingo!  Learnings from 2020 and planning for 2021. Steven Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)

Registration*: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 4:50pm. Cost: $100 pp. face-to-face (Cheques payable to ICAN Pty. Ltd.). Lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and proceedings provided. No cost to view live streamed, however registration is essential.

* As we will be operating under COVID-safe guidelines, registration is essential.  We may not be able to accept walk-ins on the day.

(Agenda subject to change)

Live stream of the events

In addition to being run as face to face Updates, the Dalby GRDC Grains Research Update on the 2nd of March 2021 and the Narrabri GRDC Grains Research Update on the 4th of March 2021 will also be live streamed for online viewing and participation.

We hope that as many as possible will be able to attend the GRDC Grains Research Updates face to face but understand that due to venue capacity restrictions for social distancing and travel restrictions, not everyone will be able to attend. As a result, we are streaming these days for people to watch live remotely.

Those that register for the live stream (which is free), will receive a link to the live stream close to the event. You will be able to ask questions and interact with speakers and hear questions from the audience. If you are not able to make it face to face, why not watch it with a group of your clients or colleagues?

Register for the live-stream of the Narrabri GRDC Update here.

Narrabri Crossing Theatre, 117 Tibbereena St
NSW 2390
Contact name
Erica McKay
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Cost (in AUD$): $100


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