GRDC Grains Research Update Goondiwindi
Goondiwindi 3rd & 4th March 2015
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General Plenary Sessions
Making good decisions great. Questions to challenge and improve decision making.
Cam Nicholson (Nicon Rural Services)
Soil sodicity: Chemistry; physics and amelioration. Soil structure & plant impacts.
Prof. Neal Menzies (UQ)
Managing nutrition in sodic soils
Chris Guppy (UNE)
Concurrent session: WeedsChemistry in the spray tank to avoid reactions you don’t want! Managing PH, water volume and hardness, formulation type, tank mixes and mixing order
Rob Buttimor (Senior formulation chemist Dow AgroSciences)
Weed seed capture at harvest research in central NSW - experience with multiple weeds in the Central West of NSW (no paper)
Maurie Street (GOA)NGA weeds research update: Comparing new herbicide options for problem weeds in chickpeas; Residual chemistry in crops and fallow.
Lawrie Price & Richard Daniel (NGA)
Concurrent session: Varietal agronomy
Wheat variety response to sowing time and quantifying the yield impact: Comparing strategies to select varieties with a more stable yield across sowing dates or switch to a shorter season at later dates? How big is the bet and what are the odds?
Peter Martin (Howqua Consulting) & Guy McMullen (NSW DPI)
Barley agronomy and variety research
Rick Graham (NSW DPI)
Concurrent session: Disease
Impact of crop varieties on RLN multiplication
Brendan Burton (NGA)
Disease update: Stripe rust in high yield crops of Suntop and Lancer – what’s happening? Leaf rust and the Naparoo attacking pathotype (no paper).
Steve Simpfendorfer (NSW DPI)
Crown-rot: What’s in the breeding pipeline?
Phil Davies (Uni. Syd. PBI)
Crown-rot tolerance in new cereal cultivars: Is there enough to base varietal decisions on?
Rob Long (B & W Rural)
Concurrent session: Lodging and discussionIrrigated wheat variety performance from 2014: understanding results from a high lodging-risk year.
Concurrent session: Pulses
Insect management research in fababean and canola
Melina Miles (DAFF Qld)
Chickpea, fababean and mungbean research to maximise yield
Andrew Verrell (NSW DPI) & Bec Raymond (DAFF Qld)
Ascochyta: is the pathogen changing and what are the implications for management?
Kevin Moore (NSW DPI)
Concurrent session: Soil and waterNitrogen management in wheat
Richard Daniel (NGA)
A calculator to assess the economics of deep placement of P over time
Andrew Zull (DAFF Qld)
Accurate and efficient measurement of soil water in dryland systems – issues and experience in replacing probes with EM38
Byron Birch (Rimanui Farms) & Andrew Smart (Precision Cropping Technologies)
Concurrent session: Summer cropGrain sorghum: Varietal reactions to heat stress and environment – what are they and why the differences?
Scott Chapman (CSIRO)
Sorghum agronomy research update: Dryland and irrigated trials to maximise yield potential. Pulling together the variables of variety, sowing time, nutrition, row spacing and population
Guy McMullen & Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI)
High yield irrigated sorghum research: Yield targets for happy clients! (no paper)
Trevor Philp (Pacific Seeds)
Alternate end uses and emerging markets for grain sorghum and opportunities to value add (no paper)
Ross Naidoo (DAF Qld)