GRDC and NSW DPI fire up the BBQ for growers at AgQuip

Grain growers making the pilgrimage to this year’s Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days at Gunnedah, NSW can get an early start on Wednesday and beat the crowds.

Growers are invited to join members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) for a complimentary barbeque breakfast and coffee at site I/24 on Wednesday August 20 at 7:30am.

This is the first time that GRDC and NSW DPI have joined forces to host a Showcase at AgQuip – Australia’s largest and premiere agricultural field day event that attracts more than 3000 companies and in excess of 100,000 visitors over three days.

During breakfast, growers will hear the latest in summer and winter crop information from some of the region’s leading research authorities.

The speaker line-up includes GRDC Northern Panel chairman James Clark, NSW DPI Northern Cropping Systems Manager at the Tamworth Agricultural Institute Dr Guy McMullen, Leader Northern Dryland Cropping Systems with NSW DPI, Loretta Serafin, NSW DPI cereal plant pathologist Dr Steven Simpfendorfer, NSW DPI research and development agronomist Kathi Hertel and NSW DPI plant pathologist Joop van Leur.

Topics include an update on summer crop conditions and issues, cereal disease update, mungbean and soybean agronomy and crop virus issues in 2014.

Breakfast guests must bring the invitation flyer with them to present at the gate. A copy can be downloaded and printed from www.grdc.com.au/Event-AgQuipBreakfast.

Vehicles need to enter the grounds via Road Gate 1 on Blackjack Road - it is recommended to use the Quia Rd entry to Blackjack to gain access to the Western Carpark. Site entry is through centre Grid Gate 11 from 7.30am for growers with a copy of the flyer.

RSVP is essential by Monday August 18 for catering purposes. Contact Liz Tydd 02 67 63 1454 liz.tydd@dpi.nsw.gov.au or Sharon O’Keeffe 0409 279 328 sharon.okeeffe@grdc.com.au.

The GRDC will also be onsite at I/24 for the whole of AgQuip and welcomes growers to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

ENDS

Contact Details

Sarah Jeffrey, Senior Consultant Cox Inall Communications
0418 152 859
sarahj@coxinall.com.au

Region North