Grains update focuses on profit through research

The latest grains industry research was showcased to more than 390 advisors, growers and industry representatives at the Goondiwindi Waggamba Community Cultural Centre this week.

With the theme of “Driving profit through Research” the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research update featured presentations, on spray quality data, cereal agronomy, herbicide resistance, weed and crop desiccation, chickpea research, the dynamics of practice change, crop disease, frost management, herbicide options, on-farm automation and farming systems research.

GRDC Grower Relations Manager North Richard Holzknecht said recent rain across the region provided the perfect backdrop for the events and importantly, has provided a much-needed reprieve for late planted summer crops and improved the outlook for the upcoming winter season.

“There were more than 390 growers, advisors and industry stakeholders at this year’s Goondiwindi event making it one of the largest ever held at the regional centre,” he said.

“This increase in numbers mirrors what we have been seeing at a national level and encouragingly I believe reflects the growing importance both growers and agronomists place on staying informed of the latest research and development outcomes and how they apply in the paddock.”

He said growers who missed the update events could access presentation papers through the GRDC website.