THE latest grains research insights relevant to farming systems on Lower Eyre Peninsula will be extended directly to growers later this month.
The GRDC is hosting a free online Grains Research Update for growers in the Port Lincoln district and surrounding areas at 9.30am on Thursday, July 30.
GRDC southern grower relations manager Tom Blake says the update, to be streamed live, will enable growers to tap into GRDC research relevant to their farming systems.
"This update will provide growers with a valuable opportunity to discuss with the experts a range of topics of regional interest, such as this year's unusual insect pest activity across EP, incorporating Roundup Ready canola varieties into the farming system and new products for ryegrass control," he said.
"Even though we can't host the in-person regional event that was originally planned, this online update will allow participants to hear from and interact with the experts on a range of hand-picked topics."
Live question and answer sessions will feature entomologist Maarten van Helden from SARDI, who will delve into learnings from the unusual insect activity this year.
Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide will advise growers on how they can optimise the impact of new products for ryegrass control.
With the addition of RR canola varieties becoming available to mainland SA growers in 2021, the learnings and experiences of growing these new technology crops will be shared by Vic agronomist Craig Drum, of Dagro Consulting.
EPAG Research consultant Andrew Ware will contribute to discussions around applying research outcomes to local conditions and farming systems.
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