More grain from rain (Wagga Wagga)

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Achieving more grain from rain is the theme of a workshop to be held at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales. 

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a Water Use Efficiency Technical Workshop on Friday, July 19, at Charles Sturt University. The workshop is one of three being held in the southern cropping region to provide agronomists, consultants and advisers with a better understanding of the factors that influence water use efficiency (WUE) and which management practices and strategies are delivering maximum value from rainfall on-farm. 

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Achieving more grain from rain is the theme of a workshop to be held at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales

Participants will hear from industry experts on innovative water use efficiency (WUE) techniques that help growers improve overall WUE. Topics include soil profile characterisation for plant available water holding capacity; understanding available soil water holding capacity, fallow moisture storage and use by following crop; water use budgeting; moisture probes and monitoring – how to interpret and use data to improve crop management; how plants respond to drought – plant physiology and understanding the stress response; and breeders’ outcomes in improving drought response. 

For more information, contact Rebecca Jeisman at Raising the Barr Communications via 0438 683 436 or visit www.raisingthebarr.com.au.

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For Interviews

Rebecca Jeisman, Raising the Barr Communications
0438 683 436

Contact

Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675100

CAPTION: Achieving more grain from rain is the theme of a workshop to be held at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales

GRDC Project Code RBC00002

Region South, North