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GRDC Grains Research Update – Lake Cargelligo

March 11 @ March 11 - March 11


New research that’s ready for the paddock in 2020 at the Lake Cargelligo GRDC Grains Research Update. Discuss how to make practical use of the latest information with researchers, agronomists and leading growers.


  • New frontiers in cereal breeding for a changing climate – long coleoptile wheat, crop competitive varieties, new wheat types for late sowing windows and adaptation to high temperature stress during grain fill. Greg Rebetzke (CSIRO)
  • Drivers of yield stability in wheat and barley- picking a winner in variable seasons. David Burch (NSW DPI)
  • Pulses in Lake Cargelligo farming systems. Tony Swan (CSIRO)
  • Fixing more N by improving inoculant performance in suboptimal / acid soil conditions. Belinda Hackney (NSW DPI)
  • Measuring, using and budgeting P in lower rainfall zones – are there options to spend less after a dry year? Graeme Sandral (NSW DPI) and Jim Laycock (Incitec Pivot)
  • Lasers, machine learning, weed recognition software and new innovations in weed management.  Guy Coleman (USyd)
  • Risks and rewards of cover cropping – how effective are cover crops at increasing fallow efficiency and influencing soil health? What about the water they consume – how much do they use and is this offset by increased fallow efficiency? Col McMaster (NSW DPI)
  • Decisions for a profitable 2020 – picking the right variety for the situation, managing P fertiliser cost, weed planning and cereal disease after the drought. Discussion session led by Andrew McFadyen (McFadyen Ag. Consulting), Col McMaster (NSW DPI), Graeme Sandral (NSW DPI) and Helen McMillan (CWFS)