Growing farm profitability through GRDC Updates

Author: | Date: 07 Jan 2019

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GRDC Grower Relations Manager North Susan McDonnell said Updates offered growers and advisers regionally relevant, science-based new information that was ready for on-farm adoption with the potential to make a difference to growers’ bottom lines. Photo GRDC.

With new challenges to farm productivity and profitability testing the Queensland industry each year, growers are being 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.

How climate change is impacting northern farming systems, new frontiers in cereal breeding, nutritional impacts of drought and innovative technology that allows real-time measurement of grain, moisture and nitrogen using your mobile phone in the paddock will be among the many topics addressed at the upcoming Updates.

Goondiwindi will host a two-day update on March 5 and 6 at the Cultural Centre; a grower update will be held at Moonie on March 7 at the Moonie Sports Club; followed by a grower update on March 8 at Warra at the Warra Memorial 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 Susan McDonnell said Update 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.

“On behalf of growers the GRDC continues to invest in research that has a real and tangible impact on farm profitability and positions the industry well to face future challenges,” she said.

“It is equally important the results from this research is communicated to the wider farming community, along with information about ground-breaking new agricultural technology and topical issues like climate change.

“The Updates provide an ideal forum for learning, sharing ideas and networking, all of which are precursors 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