Upcoming Events for February & March 2016

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GRDC Grains Research Updates

The GRDC Grains Research Updates are designed to deliver cutting edge research, development and extension information to grain growers and their advisers.

These Updates are focused on communicating the most relevant and current research, building awareness and knowledge of key grains production and management issues and the best current applicable solutions.

The events run across Australian grain growing regions are held annually and are complimented with proceedings, newsletters and other online activities.

Visit the GRDC Update Dates for a details of upcoming events.

You can search for individual GRDC Update Papers in our archive by topic or researcher and use the filter boxes to narrow down your results.

Alternatively use the links below view papers presented at individual events and the accompanying proceedings booklets.

2016 Updates

Northern Region
  • 16-17 February – Wagga Wagga (NSW)
  • 18 February – Corowa (NSW)
  • 23-24 Feb – Coonabarabran (NSW)
  • 25 February – Walgett (NSW)
  • 26 February – Nyngan (NSW)
  • 1-2 March – Goondiwindi (QLD)
  • 3 March – North Star (NSW)
  • 17 March – Barellan (NSW)

Chickpea

Best Management Practice Training Upskilling Course.

For Farmers, Agronomists and Advisers

This is a full 1 day course conducted by Pulse Australia in association with the QDAFF and NSW DPI.

The day is targeted at farmers, agronomists and advisors who have previously attended the full two day Accredited Chickpea Agronomy Course, especially those that attended their initial course more than 4 years ago.

The day is designed as an upskilling day, and will be structured much more around discussion of the latest practices and research findings including;

·         Agronomy

·         Varieties

·         Disease Management

·         Insect Management

In addition attendees will receive;

·         A hard copy of the current Chickpea Best Management Practices Course Manual

·         The opportunity to gain industry accreditation, if you failed to do so last time.

 Course Location and Date

Emerald

(click to register)

Feb 24th  (8.30 am to 5.00 pm)

 

Mayfair Tavern

9 Mayfair Road, Emerald

Dalby

(click to register)

Mar 17th (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

 

Russell Hotel

1 Cunningham Street, Dalby

Narrabri

(click to register)

April 7th  (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

 

Australian Cotton Research Institute

Wee Waa Road, Myallvale

Course Cost: $225 pp (includes all course materials, excludes accommodation)

 For additional information contact:                      

Paul McIntosh

Pulse Australia

Industry Development Manager, Northern Region

Ph:         0427 255 086

Email: paul@pulseaus.com.au


Chickpea

Best Management Practice Training Course.

For Farmers, Agronomists and Advisers

This is a full 2 day course conducted by Pulse Australia in association with the QDAF and NSW DPI.

The course is designed to provide farmers, agronomists and advisors with both the technical knowledge and practical skills required to achieve more reliable and profitable chickpea production. By providing the science and reasoning behind current Best Management Practice and an update on the latest research and advancements in the Chickpea industry.

A comprehensive, detailed manual is provided exclusively to course participants.

The ten modules of learning covered by the course are;

1.       Rotational benefits and profitability

2.       Plant physiology

3.       Variety selection

4.       General agronomy

5.       Weed management

6.       Disease management

7.       Insect management

8.       Desiccation, harvest and storage

9.       Marketing, end uses and standards

10.   Chemical application.

Course Locations and Dates

Emerald

(click to register)

Day 1: Feb 25th  (8.30 am to 5.00 pm)

Day 2: Feb 26th  (9.00 am to 3.30 pm)

Mayfair Tavern

9 Mayfair Road, Emerald

Dalby

(click to register)

Day 1: Mar 15th (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Day 2: Mar 16th (8.30 am to 4.00 pm)

Russell Hotel

1 Cunningham Street, Dalby

Narrabri

(click to register)

Day 1: April 5th  (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Day 2: April 6th  (8.30 am to 4.00 pm)

Australian Cotton Research Institute

Wee Waa Road, Myallvale

Course Cost: $475 pp (includes all course materials, excludes accommodation)

For additional information contact:                       

Paul McIntosh

Pulse Australia

Industry Development Manager, Northern Region

Ph:         0427 255 086

Email: paul@pulseaus.com.au

Rain opens gate to mungbean price lift

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A COMBINATION of strong prices and solid rainfall in December and early January has prompted more croppers to plant mungbeans as an opportunity crop.

SOURCE: The Land

Articles of Interest

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July 2014 Month End News Articles

 

The Data Revolution? It’s coming to farms too!

Wheat Prices keeps sliding on bumper Global Corp

China Importer keen to lift local grain output

Cotton Use improves 40pc

Around the Crop Circles

Wheat Outlook more upbeat: NAB

Threat of El Nino recedes

On-Farm storage in the spotlight

Grain Hopes fading in dry North West

 

Flood losses prompt cut to Canada’s harvest hopes

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Canada raised to 21% its forecast for its drop in grain and oilseeds production this year, including a downgrade in the barley crop to a 32-year low, citing raised expectations for crop losses to floods.

SOURCE: AgriMoney

Trade sanctions could trigger a flood of Russian wheat

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Ukraine and Russia, along with North America, are Australia’s biggest grain export competitors.

SOURCE: ABC Rural

Agribusiness eyes new container terminal at Port Botany

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The NSW Premier Mike Baird opened the facility, saying that it was something to be proud of.

SOURCE: ABC Rural

Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat

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GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates.

SOURCE: The LAND

Exploring cotton’s ‘true grit’

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A RESEARCH project to identify what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin aims to find new ways to build the capacity of those involved in the industry to manage through challenging times.

SOURCE: The LAND

Wheat takes a Dive

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AUSTRALIAN wheat prices have taken a significant dive during the past two months with prices for Australian Premium White (APW) wheat at about $270 a tonne.

SOURCE: The LAND

Grower calls for grain industry reforms

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Insurance schemes to protect against natural disasters and legislation to shelter farmers from traders who go broke, are just two of the issues that lobby groups hope to gain traction on, in the months ahead.

SOURCE: ABC Rural