South-East graingrowers will gather in Naracoorte later this month to learn about the latest outcomes from research addressing their priority cropping issues.
The GRDC is hosting a grains research update in Naracoorte on August 22 and, GRDC Grower Relations Manager – South Randall Wilksch, said the update will give growers with insights from GRDC research investments that have the potential to influence practice change and profit growth.
“Research efforts are constantly providing our grains industry with new knowledge, understandings and recommendations to support growers in their quest to build the profitability of their enterprises,” he said.
“It will offer growers an opportunity to hear from leading researchers about the work they are undertaking to address regionally important cropping constraints.”
Research organisation cesar James Maino will discuss options for control of mites and aphids, and the status of insecticide resistance within these cropping pest species.
Providing an overview on upper canopy blackleg infection in canola will be Marcroft Grains Pathology’s Steve Marcroft, who will also outline how the new blackleg management app can help inform growers’ agronomic decisions.
Optimising yield and economic potential of high input cropping systems in the high rainfall zone will be the focus of Agriculture Victoria’s Malcolm McCaskill presentation.
Nicon Rural Services’ Cam Nicholson will discuss management of pastures for improved crop production. He will provide a comparison of biomass production and nitrogen fixation under various annual legume species.
The University of Adelaide’s Peter Boutsalis will delve into the practicalities of dealing with herbicide resistance in the HRZ, and will detail recent work to understand the factors that affect the efficacy of glyphosate formulations.
The Update will be held at the Naracoorte Town Hall from 9am to 1pm, with catering provided.
For a detailed program and to register for the update visit grdc.com.au/events/list or email firstname.lastname@example.org.