Farmers, academics share grain research at Geraldton forum
Grain growers, academics and innovators from across the Mid West met at the Geraldton Yacht Club to discuss the latest industry research in Geraldton last week.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Regional Grains Research Update featured updates on local lime trial findings, information about the benefits of deeper sowing of legumes and strategies for maintaining barley, wheat and canola yields under heat stress.
GRDC senior regional manager west Peter Bird said the regional updates were a valuable source of agronomic and industry information for growers.
“With a lot of the content resulting from GRDC research investments and presenters delivering the findings as practical advice, growers see the value in ongoing investment while learning about tools and strategies they can implement on-farm,” Mr Bird said.
Research updates were also held in Albany and Merredin this month, with a fourth event to run in Esperance in July.
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