Farm-ready research on offer at GRDC Updates

Author: | Date: 07 Jan 2019

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GRDC Grower Relations Manager North Richard Holzknecht said Update topics were regionally relevant, practical and ready for on farm adoption with the potential to make a tangible difference to growers’ bottom lines. Photo GRDC.

With new challenges to farm productivity and profitability testing the New South Wales industry each year, growers are urged to keep abreast of the latest research and development insights by participating in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) 2019 Grains Research Updates.

Preventing ‘truth decay’ in agriculture and preserving growers’ social licence, along with information about how the national paddock survey is helping guide farm management decisions, and solutions to nitrogen and soil organic matter decline will be among the many topics addressed at the upcoming Updates.

Wagga Wagga will host a two-day Update on February 19 and 20 at Joyes Hall, Charles Sturt University; a one-day Update will be held at Corowa on February 21 at the Corowa RSL.

Dubbo will also host a two-day Update on February 26 and 27 at the Dubbo RSL Club; followed by aa one-day Update at Coolah on February 28 at the Coolah Sporting Club; and an Update at Spring Plains on March 1 at the Spring Plains Hall.

The Grains Research Updates are premiere events in the northern grains industry calendar, bringing together some of Australia’s leading grain research scientists, agronomists, consultants and growers.

GRDC Grower Relations Manager North Richard Holzknecht said Update topics were selected by local planning committees and included regionally relevant, rigorously-tested research that was farm-ready and had the potential to bolster growers’ bottom lines.

“The GRDC invest in research on behalf of growers that is designed to deliver real gains to farm profitability and assist in overcoming constraints and positioning the industry well for the future,” he said.

“Communicating outcomes from this research, along with innovative developments in agricultural technology and topical issues like social licence is a critical part of our role and responsibility to growers, advisers and industry stakeholders.

“The Updates provide an ideal forum for learning, sharing ideas and networking, all of which are critical to successful and effective change and progress on-farm.”

For more information, agendas or registration forms visit or or call John Cameron or Erica McKay on 02 9482 4930 or email

Contact Details


Toni Somes, GRDC
0436 622 645

GRDC Project code: ICN0021