GRDC Grains Research Update – Nindigully

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Nindigully

Date: 11 Aug 2021
Region: North


The latest grains research to improve profit will be at the Nindigully GRDC Grains Research Update. Discuss how to make practical use of the latest information relevant for the region.

  • Managing mice. Steve Henry (CSIRO)
    • Baiting and management strategies
    • Population ecology - how long can plagues last and why?
  • Fall armyworm. Melina Miles (DAF Qld)
    • Crop damage and economics
    • Decision making around insecticides
    • Using natural enemies
    • Overwintering - will they survive?
    • Resistance update & overlap with H. armigera
    • Specific crop management guidelines.
  • Cereal diseases. Steven Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)
    • Step changes in managing crown rot - including a new seed treatment
    • Seasonal disease update.
  • Sorghum production in western zones. Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI)
    • Row configuration, plant populations and water use efficiency
    • Pros and cons of early sowing
    • Establishment in cold soil conditions.
  • Managing chickpea harvest losses. Richard Daniel (Northern Grower Alliance)
  • Grower experiences managing chickpea harvest losses. Sam Heagney (South Bunarba Ag)
  • Weed recognition technologies, developments and opportunities for Australian grain production systems. Mike Walsh (University of Sydney)
  • Pushing the tech boundary - Grower experience with optical sprayers on robotic platforms. Elton Petersen (Prime Star Cropping)

Update papers


John Cameron or Erica McKay

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