GRDC Updates Online

GRDC Grains Research Updates, online - February 24 and 25

Welcome to the links page for the second week of the February/March 2022 GRDC Grains Research Updates, online.

Please note that the times below for all webinars is Eastern Daylight saving Time (AEDT, NSW).

There are individual webinar links you will need per day. Use the 'Click here to enter webinar' button next to the webinar you want to enter when that session is running. Come back here to get the link for the next session.

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Access to papers

As we recieve papers from each speaker, they are loaded onto the GRDC website. You can access papers by clicking on the speaker's name (if underlined) or if a speaker has multiple papers on the underlined section of their topic. Alternatively click on the link below for a pdf of all papers for this week's GRDC Grains Research Updates, online

Full PDF of papers for this week's webinars

Thursday 24 February 2022

Capitalising on great seasons; root architecture and a new tool to estimate soil water

Time
(AEDT)
Topic Speaker
8:30 AM GRDC Richard Holzknecht (GRDC) Click here to view the recording 
8:35 AM What are the ideal roots for wheat? How different architectures affect yield in different environments. Exploratory research as part of an international program of projects in the IWYP (International Wheat Yield Partnership). Lee Hickey (University of Queensland)
9:10 AM A sub-paddock tool (Soil Water Nowcasting) to estimate PAW at depth across the paddock by incorporating different data layers Tom Bishop (University of Sydney)
9:45 AM Capitalising on great seasons when they occur - is that the most profitable strategy and where is balance point for risk and reward? What do more profitable growers do? Simon Fritsch (Agripath)
10:20 AM Morning tea

Thursday 24 February 2022

Weeds

Time
(AEDT)
Topic Speaker
10:50 AM Herbicide resistance threats for SNSW and the economics of integrated harvest weed seed control systems on headers. Mike Walsh (University of Sydney) Click here to view the recording 
11:15 AM Killing glyphosate resistant weeds - making the most of sprays applied by optimising application; water quality; adjuvants and tank mix do's and don'ts Maurie Street (Grains Orana Alliance)
11:45 AM Five years of crop competition research in the northern grains region - lessons learned and opportunities for growers Asad Shabbir (University of Sydney)
12:10 PM An agronomists observations on new pre-emergent options and their fit in the farming system Greg Condon (Grassroots Agronomy/WeedSmart)
12:35 PM Lunch

Thursday 24 February 2022

Canola

Time
(AEDT)
Topic Speaker
1:35 PM Better canola establishment from better quality grower retained seed and seed placement - key traits for seed quality and how do you grow a crop with these traits? Col McMaster (NSW DPI) Click here to view the recording 
2:05 PM Managing upper canopy blackleg and sclerotinia in lower and medium rainfall canola crops
Kurt Lindbeck's paper on Sclerotinia in low/medium rainfall zones
Kurt's paper on upper canopy blackleg in low/medium rainfall zones
Kurt's paper on Sclerotinia in medium/high rainfall zones
Kurt's paper on upper canopy blackleg in medium/high rainfall zones
Maurie Street and Rohan Brill's paper on fungicide on canola in low/medium rainfall zones
Maurie Street (Grains Orana Alliance)
& Kurt Lindbeck (NSW DPI)
2:50 PM Hyper yielding canola agronomy; outcomes, benchmarks decision points, key levers and interactions to capitalise on great seasons or irrigation. Varieties, N and fungicide lessons learnt Rohan Brill (BrillAg)
3:20 PM Close

Friday 25 February 2022

Chickpeas

Time
(AEDT)
Topic Speaker
8:30 AM Ascochyta management in chickpeas - timing x environment x variety Hayley Wilson
& Kurt Lindbeck (NSW DPI)
Click here to view the recording 
9:05 AM Phytophthora root rot and waterlogging in chickpea – minimising risk and management options Sean Bithell & Nicole Dron (NSW DPI)
9:35 AM Chickpea chilling tolerance - unpacking when yield potential is generated in chickpeas and how different commercial cultivars accumulate yield. Neroli Graham (NSW DPI)
10:00 AM A new diagnostic tool for botrytis in chickpeas – in-paddock biosensors - progress towards development of an in-paddock diagnostic device that is cheap, reliable, and accurate and mapping Ascochyta rabiei aggressiveness and understanding the pathogen adaptation to disease management strategies
Ido's paper on mapping aschochyta rabiei aggressivenes
Ido's paper on in-paddock biosensors to detect botrytis
Ido Bar (Griffith University)
10:25 AM Morning tea

Friday 25 February 2022

Farming systems - dual purpose crops in the medium rainfall zone of central/southern NSW and summer sown pasture legumes.

Time
(AEDT)
Topic Speaker
10:55 AM Dual purpose crops - their roles, impact and performance in medium rainfall farming systems John Kirkegaard (CSIRO) Click here to view the recording
11:25 AM Practicalities and economics of integrating dual purpose crops into the whole of farming operation in the medium rainfall zone John Francis (Agrista)
11:55 AM Dual purpose crops - a growers perspective John Bruce (Grower, Cobram NSW) & Joe Mason (Grower, Gollan, NSW)
12:25 AM Cranking up crop yields and livestock production using summer sown pasture legumes.
Revisiting fundamental soil and agronomy with new technologies to increase production and rotation flexibility.
Belinda Hackney (NSW DPI)
12:55 AM Close