The purpose of these forums is to ensure all grain growers and grains industry stakeholders have the opportunity to engage directly with GRDC staff, panel and RCSN members and to have their say regarding the most important constraints and opportunities to the profitability of growers in the region. The aim is to validate the relevance of constraints and opportunities to grains profitability identified through existing GRDC networks; to identify any additional issues of equal or greater importance; and to provide an increased awareness of GRDC investments addressing important issues.
The overall intent of the series of forums is to ensure grain growers and industry stakeholders are confident that the most important constraints and opportunities to the profitability of grain growers in the Southern Region are being captured by the GRDC in a timely and transparent manner and to provide an increased awareness of the GRDC investments addressing key issues relevant to the profitability of growers.
These short forums will be held across the low, medium and high rainfall zones of the GRDC Southern Region. Meeting locations will focus upon regional towns where GRDC events have been less frequently held in the past in order to attract a diverse cross section of attendees, including those growers who may not regularly engage with GRDC directly or through existing GRDC networks.
|Rainfall Zone||District||Location||R, D & E Focus Topic & Specialist||Date||More Information|
|Low||Mallee, SA||Pinnaroo Football & Netball Club, Homburg Tce, Pinnaroo||Increasing the Productivity of Sandy Soils - Dr. Lynne Macdonald (CSIRO)||Thursday, 28th June 2018||>> View Flyer|
|Low||Eastern Mallee, VIC||Lalbert Football & Netball Clubrooms, Lalbert||Understanding any Potential Risk of Herbicide Carryover in Soils and Potential Implications for the Emergence and Productivity of Subsequent Crops- Dr. Mick Rose (NSW DPI)||Friday, 22nd June 2018||>> View Flyer|
|Medium||Lower Eyre Peninsula, SA||Cummins Kapinnie Football & Netball Clubrooms, Kapinnie||Managing Weeds and Herbicide Resistance in Retained Stubble Systems - Assoc. Prof. Chris Preston (University of Adelaide)||Tuesday, 26th June 2018||>> View Flyer|
|Managing Insects and Insecticide Resistance in Retained Stubble Systems - Dr. Greg Baker (SARDI)|
|Medium||North Eat, VIC||Dookie Memorial Hall, Mary St, Dookie||Strategies to Optimise Yield and Profitability of Growing Canola- Rohan Brill (NSW DPI)||Monday, 18th June 2018||>> View Flyer|
|High||South West, VIC||Derrinallum Community Hall, 74 Main St, Derrinallum||Nutrition to Fill the Yield Gap and Optimise Return on Investment in Fertiliser - Dr. Penny Riffkin (DEDJTR - AgVic)||Tuesday, 3rd July 2018||>> View Flyer|
|Mid-row Banding of Nitrogen Fertiliser - Ash Wallace (DEDJTR - AgVic)|
|High||Gippsland, VIC||Criterion Hotel, 90 MacAlister St, Sale||Nutrition Strategies to Increase Production and Profitability - Dr. Rob Norton (Norton Agronomic)||Wednesday, 20th June 2018||>> View Flyer|
|Sub-soil Amelioration to Increase Infiltration, Water Holding Capacity and Plant Available Water - Dr. Roger Armstrong (DEDJTR - AgVic)|