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Grains Research Update Coolah

Date : 16th Jan, 2019

On Thursday 28th February, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will be bringing their latest collective meeting to Coolah.

Topics covered throughout the day will include, green on green camera spraying by international speaker, Guillaume Jourdain (CEO Bilberry France). a discussion on Sorghum agronomy will be lead by Loretta Serafin (NSW DPI) and discuss seed size and vigour, early sowing and heat stress. Drift mitigation, 2,4-D, nozzle selection and options and low pressure systems will also be covered by Bill Gordon.

A longer discussion on dual purpose cropped will be facilitated by Bob Freebairn and others.

  • Maximising systems benefits from dual purpose crops – John Kirkegaard (CSIRO)
  • The agronomy of dual purpose cropping and fir of new varieties into early sowing windows – Peter Matthews (NSW DPI)
  • Nutrition in dual purpose crops – John Kirkegaard and Jim Laycock (Incitec Pivot)
  • Management and profitability of dual purpose crops in central eastern New South Wales – Ed Blackburn (Cudegong Supplies)

The day will conclude with a discussion on assessing crop nutritional needs for the coming season and throughout 2019, led by Jim Laycock.

Hosted at the Coolah Sporting Club, 7 Goddard Street, the GRDC update will commence with an 8.30am registration and conclude at approximately 2.35pm. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. A charge of $30 per person applies, however this is dropped to $20 per person if you are from the same farm / agricultural enterprise as the first attendee.


Click here for registration forms and more information.


Alternatively contact the team at Pursehouse Rural Coolah on 02 6378 5800.


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