Frost workshops to highlight latest research
Western Australian growers can find out the latest information on how to reduce the risk of frost damaging their crops this season by attending one of a series of workshops in March.
The informative and interactive Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Pre-Seeding Frost Workshops have been organised by ConsultAg director Garren Knell.
“The aim of the events is to provide growers with an update on the latest frost research; a review of previous research; and best-bet management tools before seeding in 2015,” he said.
A range of expert speakers, including leading researchers and consultants, will attend the workshops, an initiative of the GRDC Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN).
The workshops are scheduled for:
- York – March 18, 10am-2pm
- Cunderdin – March 19, 7.30am-12 noon
- Bencubbin – March 19, 2-6pm
- Merredin – March 20, 7.30am-12 noon
- Borden – March 24, 7.30am-12 noon
- Tambellup – March 24, 2-6pm
To register or for more information contact Lauren Sexton at ConsultAg on 08 6253 2000 or visit the ConsultAg website.
Frost is a major priority area for the GRDC, which invests $3 million per year into its National Frost Initiative. This initiative takes a multi-discipline approach to frost mitigation that encompasses genetic, management and environmental solutions.
Garren Knell, ConsultAg
0427 442 887
Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827
GRDC Project Code TAR00004