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GRDC Grains Research Update – Mungindi

March 5, 2020@8:30 am - 3:00 pm



  • Climate change, production risk and frost. Steven Crimp (ANU)
  • Maintaining wheat yield and quality under high temperatures – status and prospects for improvement.  How do current cultivars compare with what’s coming? Richard Trethowan (University of Sydney)
  • Sowing grain sorghum early – reducing risk of water and heat stress at flowering and increasing chances of double cropping to chickpeas or of ratooning irrigated sorghum into a second harvest. Local trials at Mungindi. Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI)
  • Upgrading nutritional strategies to feed the farming system – P & K placement, impact & economics over time. When should you start to worry about deep P reserves in soils that have not been cropped for as long? Impact of P and K on N placement. Mike Bell (UQ)
  • Deep P application – a grower experience. Tom Woods (Woods Pastoral)
  • Nutrition discussion session led by Mike Bell (UQ), Tom Woods (Woods Pastoral) and Bede O’Mara (Incitec Pivot)
  • New technologies for the Australian grains industry – observations from a four month Fulbright Fellowship study tour of the USA and Germany. Craig Baillie (USQ)
  • Modifying variety and sowing date with frost risk and slope – how big are the potential gains and why? Matt Gardner (AMPS Research)
  • Cover crops for fallow efficiency – soil water, health, nutrition and crop performance. Andrew Erbacher (DAF Qld)
  • Dealing with the drought and planning for recovery – Discussion led by Sam Heagney (South Bunarba Agriculture) and Tom Greentree (ATD Farming)


Mungindi, Qld
Wirrah St
Mungindi, Qld 2406 Australia
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