GRDC discusses R&D priorities in Brisbane

Author: | Date: 24 Oct 2012

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will be having discussions about their investment priorities with Queensland’s research community in Brisbane this Friday, 26 October.

The talks are part of ongoing collaboration with stakeholders to ensure the GRDC’s specific research priorities deliver maximum value to growers.

The GRDC recently released the Strategic Research and Development Plan 2012-17, ‘Your GRDC Working With You’ which focuses on the following research areas:

  • Meeting Market Requirements;
  • Improving Crop Yield;
  • Crop Protection;
  • Profitable Farming Systems;
  • Maintaining the Farm Resource Base; and
  • Building Skills and Capacity.

GRDC Managing Director John Harvey says he is looking forward to answering questions about GRDC’s strategic direction, research portfolio and investment priorities.

“I value open, two way communication and am pleased that so many research partners and other stakeholders have already said they will join me for a briefing in Brisbane on these new research themes," he said

“Across Australia GRDC is currently investing in more than 900 research projects across 230 organisations, employing approximately 2,500 researchers, administrators and agribusiness personnel.

“The GRDC relies heavily on the skills and expertise of our partners in the grains research community to drive our RD&E projects in finding new solutions for successful, profitable grain production for Australia's 22,000 grain growers.

“The focus of the plan is really about effectively getting the outputs from research into growers’ hands,” Mr Harvey said.

Date:           Friday, 26 October 2012
Venue:        Mercure Hotel, 85/87 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000
Time:          10:00am to 12:00pm
Media contact: Kylie Dunstan, GRDC, 0438 630 491.

The GRDC’s Strategic Research and Development Plan 2012-17 is available on the GRDC website at



Kylie Dunstan, GRDC
0438 630 491

Region North