Re­search on dis­play

Central Telegraph - - NEWS - Louise Shan­non

TWO sig­nif­i­cant GRDC grains re­search up­dates are gear­ing up to be pop­u­lar days as they aim to pro­vide crit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion for grow­ers in Biloela as well as Emer­ald.

Next Tues­day, a host of speak­ers will be in Biloela to dis­cuss top­ics in­clud­ing new chick­pea va­ri­eties and how they per­form, fu­mi­gat­ing large si­los, ni­tro­gen and how it ap­plies to Cen­tral Queens­land, and get­ting crop nutri­tion right.

The talk in Biloela will also in­clude a pre­sen­ta­tion from in­dus­try de­vel­op­ment agron­o­mist for the north­ern re­gion, from Dubbo to north­ern Queens­land, Paul McIn­tosh, who will give de­tails on the bi­ol­ogy, man­age­ment and glyphosate re­sis­tance im­pli­ca­tions of sow this­tle, and look at how big the threat is in Cen­tral Queens­land.

Sup­ported by the CQ Grow­ers So­lu­tions Group, the up­dates are pro­vided in part­ner­ship with DAF and were started 24 years ago by se­nior con­sul­tant and North­ern Re­gion up­date co-or­di­na­tor with ICAN, John Cameron.

Mr Cameron said this week the up­dates were de­signed to show­case new re­search and cre­ate aware­ness among grow­ers who were al­ready do­ing their best to re­main abreast of the lat­est re­search.

Most im­por­tantly, he said, the up­dates were de­signed to show how grow­ers could ap­ply the find­ings and data to their own prop­er­ties and busi­nesses and trans­late this into prof­itabil­ity.

The Biloela GRDC Up­date will be held at the An­zac Memo­rial Club on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5.

Regis­tra­tion will be 8.30am (9am start), with the day fin­ish­ing at 3–3.15pm. Cost is $30 pp and $20 for se­cond per­son with lunch and morn­ing tea pro­vided.

To reg­is­ter or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone John Cameron or Erica McKay on 02 9482 4930 or e-mail [email protected]­rural.com.au

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