GRDC going to Gunnedah for AgQuip

Author: | Date: 31 Jul 2017

Andrew McFadyen, Niall Blair and John Minogue standing in front of the NSW DPI tent at a filed day.

Caption: GRDC Northern Panelist Andrew McFadyen talking grains research with NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water Niall Blair and GRDC Northern Panel Chairman John Minogue at last year’s GRDC/NSW DPI breakfast at AgQuip Field Days.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will be at the Commonwealth Bank AgQuip Field Days next month to provide the latest research information to growers to help boost on-farm yields.

GRDC Senior Regional Manager, North Jan Edwards said growers would have an opportunity to hear from some of the region’s most respected grains researchers about topical issues like seasonal disease risks and harvest management as part of the event being held from August 22 to 24.

The Commonwealth Bank AgQuip Field Days are the nation’s largest agricultural industry field day event and are held in Gunnedah in New South Wales and attract more than 100,000 visitors annually.

Ms Edwards said the field days provided an invaluable opportunity for GRDC staff to engage directly with growers to listen to their on-farm production challenges and understand their research needs and priorities.

“To ensure GRDC research portfolios reflect the needs of growers there has be to a clear understanding of their priorities and profit drivers, so their levy investment can help deliver paddock-ready solutions to production constraints, reduce production costs and positively impact on farm profitability,” she said.

This year GRDC will again join with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to host a winter and summer crop update breakfast meeting as part of AgQuip on Wednesday, August 23.

“The GRDC NSW DPI cropping update breakfast has become a key event during the field days and offers visiting growers an opportunity to hear directly from researchers on topics like disease, harvest management and regional summer cropping issues,” Ms Edwards said.

Growers who visit the GRDC site at AgQuip this year will also have a chance to hear about AgSkilled rural and regional training courses designed to improve the skills of those working in the NSW grain and cotton industries.

The GRDC site is at i24B, across from the NSW Farmers shed.

The GRDC DPI breakfast starts at 7.30am on August 23 is open to grain growers by invitation. To find out how you can come along please contact Liz Tydd on 02 6763 1454 or

Contact Details

Anne Brook, NSW DPI
0477 358 305

Ellen McNamara, Cox Inall Communications
0429 897 129