Grains Research Update

Keep updated on the latest developments in grains research at the Narromine GRDC Grains Research Update. Leading-edge research that’s farm ready for Central Western NSW.

Aero Club, Tom Perry Drive, Narromine, NSW – Monday 23rd July 2018

8:30am registration for a 9am start, finish 3:15pm


9am-morning tea

â–º Bridging the yield gap – how much yield do better growers in the Central West leave behind and why? Identifying

areas to capture lost yield and proft. Zvi Hochman, CSIRO

â–º Making more reliable decisions on weather and soil water – case studies using CliMate and the SoilWater app.

Tom Cullen and Graeme Callaghan, Delta Agribusiness

â–º The Helicoverpa resistance management strategy - why; what's in it; how will it work? Efficacy data of alternate products and their use at time where Altacor® is not available. Repeated low-rates of NPV to suppress Helicoverpa populations; also an update on current Rutherglen bug research. Melina Miles, DAF Qld

Morning tea to lunch – weed management!

â–º Robots with lasers! What are researchers looking at for future weed control? Lasers, robotics, microwaves, precision tillage and more. Mike Walsh, University of Sydney

â–º Chaf lining / chaf tramlining – how much can it assist in driving down the seedbank of problem weeds?

Annie van der Meulen, DAF Qld

â–º Crop topping and harvest weed seed control & ‘beyond windrow burning’. Greg Condon, Grassroots Agronomy/ WeedSmart

After lunch - summer cropping in the Central West

â–º Sequencing cotton in dryland farming systems – getting into and out of dryland cotton. Jon Baird, NSW DPI

â–º Sorghum row spacing and yield stability in hard inishing seasons. Trevor Philp, Paciic Seeds

â–º Tactical sorghum agronomy for the Central West – key decision points afecting success. Loretta Serain, NSW DPI

â–º Pros and cons of summer cropping in the Central West. Discussion session, with lead presentation from grower Bruce Watson

Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start. Finish 3:15pm. Cost: $30 pp. and $20 for second person per farm (Cheques payable to ICAN Pty. Ltd.). Lunch, morning tea and proceedings provided.

To RSVP / register, or for further information or agenda, please contact

John Cameron or Erica McKay on 02 9482 4930 or e-mail

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(Agenda subject to change)


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For further details contact Mick Harris or Shelby Rybak at AGnVET Services Narromine.