Hundreds gather in SQ for GRDC Updates
Author: Sarah Jeffrey | Date: 11 Mar 2015
More than 400 agronomists, researchers and growers from across Queensland and New South Wales gathered at Goondiwindi and Talwood recently for the annual Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grain Research Updates.
Improving productivity and profitability were key themes throughout the three days of presentations from some of Australia’s leading scientists and consultants.
Topics discussed at this year’s events included soil sodicity, improving yield and profit in northern farming systems, herbicide resistance management, making better business decisions and the effective use of social media.
Update coordinator John Cameron said the topics were selected by local planning committees and were regionally relevant, credible and science-based new information, practical and ready for on farm adoption with the potential to make a tangible difference to growers’ bottom lines.
“It’s important that we continue to lift the bar on production and productivity in the northern grains industry and the GRDC is investing millions of dollars annually to ensure that happens,” he said.
“It is just as important to communicate with the wider farming community about the progress and outcomes of research projects that tackle productivity constraints and break new ground in agricultural technology.
“The Updates provide an ideal forum for learning, sharing ideas and networking, all of which are precursors to successful and effective change.”
Sarah Jeffrey, Senior Consultant, Coxinall Communications
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