Talking tactics for cropping gains at Derrinallum

Author: | Date: 07 Aug 2019

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GRDC Grower Relations Manager – South, Courtney Ramsey, says the Grains Research Update at Derrinallum presents a valuable opportunity for local growers to hear from leading researchers whose work is generating regionally-relevant outcomes. Photo: GRDC

An upcoming grains research forum at Derrinallum will deliver to local growers the latest findings, advice and recommendations for informing growers’ tactical decision making for improved profitability.

Industry experts will deliver cutting-edge research insights to growers and advisers attending the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update at the Derrinallum Community Hall on Thursday, August 22.

GRDC Grower Relations Manager – South, Courtney Ramsey, says the Update presents a valuable opportunity for local growers to hear from leading researchers whose work is generating regionally-relevant outcomes.

“With GRDC investments in high rainfall cropping research and development constantly producing new knowledge, the Grains Research Update at Derrinallum will be beneficial in informing growers of the latest agronomic understandings,” Ms Ramsey says.

Among the guest speakers will be Colin McMaster from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries who will discuss the factors that matter most when improving the establishment of canola. Mr McMaster will relay to growers recent on-farm learnings around precision seeding, sowing depth and density.

Super high oleic oil safflower will be the subject of a presentation by David Hudson of Go Resources. He will outline market opportunities as well as the agronomic features of safflower and its fit in the rotation.

James Mason from Southern Farming Systems will delve into the topic of harvest weed seed control while management of earwigs will be a focus of discussions led by Matthew Binns from CSIRO.

Grower and South Australian Grain Industry Trust trustee Ted Langley will provide a grower’s experience of ‘strip and disc’ farming. He has implemented disc seeding for 12 years and has used a stripper front over the past two seasons to help manage the challenges of an intensive, stubble retention cropping system.

The Grains Research Update will be from 9am to 1pm, with catering provided. For a detailed program and to register, phone ORM on 03 5441 6176 or email admin@orm.com.au

Contact Details

For Interviews

Courtney Ramsey, GRDC 
0428 274 018
courtney.ramsey@grdc.com.au

Contact

Sharon Watt, GRDC
0409 675 100
sharon.watt@grdc.com.au

GRDC Project code: ORM00014