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  • Business planning and staff retention focus at July regional workshops
    Events, 17 Jun 2024
    Business planning and staff retention focus at July regional workshops

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will host the 2024 Farm Business Updates in Three Springs, Calingiri, and Nyabing this July. These events are designed to enhance grain growers' farm business management skills by offering them access to the latest practices and concepts. GRDC senior regional manager – west, Peter Bird, emphasized that these updates are crucial for supporting the future of farming enterprises by providing valuable insights and strategies. The 2024 program includes topics such as strategic business planning, people management, carbon farming, and renewable energy integration. These sessions will be delivered by expert local and interstate presenters, aiming to drive high-performing farms.

  • What growers need to know this season…
    Events, 10 Jun 2024
    What growers need to know this season…

    The upcoming grains information events in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales will cover key topics like the use of satellites and drones for on-farm decision-making, connectivity for remote locations, and the latest management strategies for Fall armyworm (FAW). Organized by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), the events will start in July and run through mid-August. The main two-day GRDC Grains Research Update will be held in Goondiwindi on July 30 and 31, providing crucial research information to grain growers and their advisers, focusing on the current winter season and upcoming summer crops. Rebecca Raymond, GRDC Grower Relations Manager – North, highlighted the importance of these updates, emphasizing their role in supporting informed on-farm decisions and sharing innovative technology research.

  • Grower input sought at upcoming GRDC forums
    Events, 07 Jun 2024
    Grower input sought at upcoming GRDC forums

    The upcoming forums across Western Australia's grainbelt will focus on the research priorities of local grain growers. Organized by the National Grower Network (NGN), an initiative of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), these forums provide a crucial link between on-the-ground issues and research investment. Starting on June 24 in Varley, the forums will continue throughout June, July, and August, bringing together growers, advisers, and industry professionals to discuss and raise local issues with GRDC. Jo Wheeler, GRDC grower relations manager, emphasized that the forums offer an opportunity for growers to hear about the latest research results and contribute their ideas and issues to shape new research, development, and extension (RD&E).

  • Spotlight on high performance farming
    Events, 06 Jun 2024
    Spotlight on high performance farming

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting Farm Business Updates in Yarrawonga and Bendigo for Victorian grain growers interested in enhancing farm profitability and sustainability. The events will cover topics such as farm business strategy, carbon emissions strategies, communication and delegation, innovative employee rewards, above-average profit, and proactive procurement practices. Notable speakers include Andrew Russell, Reanna Browne, and Claudia Mitchell, who will provide insights on effective time management and future-oriented thinking. The updates aim to increase awareness of key farm business decisions affecting profit and risk, and encourage the implementation of innovative agronomic practices.

  • Hands-on workshops to target spray application
    Events, 05 Jun 2024
    Hands-on workshops to target spray application

    Western Australian grain growers will soon have the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical tips for effective and efficient chemical application through upcoming sprayer calibration and demonstration workshops. These full-day events are an investment by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and will be delivered by spray application specialist Bill Campbell in collaboration with local grower groups.

  • Optimistic outlook on more profitable, sustainable pathway
    Events, 12 Apr 2024
    Optimistic outlook on more profitable, sustainable pathway

    Opening the Adelaide Grains Research Update, GRDC managing director Nigel Hart outlined the organisation’s key investment areas aimed at ensuring Australian growers continue to improve profitability and sustainability. These investments are worth close to $230 million this year, covering issues both on-farm and off.

  • Workshops to prepare for winter planting
    Events, 26 Mar 2024
    Workshops to prepare for winter planting

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), in collaboration with AMPS Research, is hosting a series of four free on-farm Winter Planter Setup Workshops in April for growers and advisers in north-west NSW and southern Queensland. Aimed at maximizing the efficiency of the upcoming winter planting season, these workshops will offer invaluable insights into equipment calibration, crop establishment, and planting strategies. Participants will benefit from the expertise of presenters from AMPS Research, AgriPath, NSW Farmers, WeedSmart, Pulse Australia Agronomy, and representatives from planter bar and air cart businesses. Matt Gardner of AMPS Research highlights the workshops as a prime opportunity for practical, hands-on learning to enhance planting operations. Echoing the success of previous harvester setup workshops, GRDC's Bob Ford emphasizes the workshops' focus on winter planting, offering attendees the chance to engage with independent and industry experts on planter bar and air cart setup. This initiative underscores GRDC's commitment to providing growers and agronomists with the tools and knowledge necessary for improving planting efficiency and crop yields.

  • SA grain growers to shape research investment
    Events, 15 Mar 2024
    SA grain growers to shape research investment

    South Australian grain growers, particularly those in the Eyre Peninsula, are being called upon to participate in a series of National Grower Network (NGN) forums organized by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) this March. Scheduled to take place in Ceduna, Wirrulla, Port Kenny, and Wangary, these forums offer a vital platform for growers to influence the direction of research, development, and extension (RD&E) investments by sharing their on-farm experiences and identifying regional challenges. Eyre Peninsula advisor and GRDC Southern Panel member, Andrew Ware, emphasized the forums as a direct channel for growers to communicate their RD&E needs, highlighting current regional concerns such as managing calcareous soils and saline seeps. The GRDC is keen on generating insightful discussions and uncovering new investment ideas tailored to the unique conditions of the Eyre Peninsula. With presentations from experts on locally relevant issues, the forums aim to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation. GRDC grower relations managers, Rebekah Starick and Ruth Peek, will lead the events, ensuring a structured yet open dialogue. Registration is mandatory for logistical purposes, including refreshments and meals, underscoring the GRDC's commitment to facilitating meaningful engagement with the grains community.

  • Grower panels a drawcard at regional Grains Research Updates
    Events, 09 Feb 2024
    Grower panels a drawcard at regional Grains Research Updates

    The western regional series follows the two-day Grains Research Update to be held in Perth on 26 and 27 February.

  • Grains careers in focus at GRDC Updates panel
    Events, 05 Feb 2024
    Grains careers in focus at GRDC Updates panel

    The upcoming Grains Research Update in Perth, hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) on February 26 and 27, will shine a light on career opportunities within the Western Australian grains industry, specifically targeting tertiary agricultural students. This premier event, set at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, introduces a novel session for 2024 focusing on industry careers, featuring speakers such as the Hon. Jackie Jarvis, MLC Minister for Agriculture and Food, and GRDC Managing Director Nigel Hart. This initiative, supported by the Mt Burdett Foundation, will sponsor up to 100 students to attend the event free of charge, fostering engagement with industry leaders and highlighting pathways to success in the sector.

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