New knowledge for new crop season

Eyre Peninsula grain growers were among growers preparing themselves for the 2018 cropping season at the recent Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)’s Grains Research Update in Adelaide.

The latest cropping insights and recommendations were delivered to growers and their advisers from across the state at the research update earlier this month.

GRDC grower relations manager south Darren Arney said the industry was now well informed about issues relating to pests, weeds, diseases and crop nutrition, and growers could accordingly implement practice change to reduce the potential impact of such constraints and to realise opportunities for increased profit throughout the course of the coming season.

Mr Arney said the Adelaide update was a premier grains event.

“It is an important platform for researchers to transfer their knowledge from GRDC investments to advisers and growers in advance of sowing of crops each year, and for showcasing the latest developments in technology.”

The two-day update was attended by a record 450 agronomists, consultants, researchers, growers and other grains industry personnel.

“Given that there are around 2500 grain-growing businesses in SA, that means we had at least one industry specialist in attendance for every five grain enterprises which is excellent representation,” Mr Arney said.