GRDC harvester forums to help growers reduce grain losses

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Best practice harvest tactics are a grower’s greatest ally in the quest to maximise on-farm profitability at the end of the growing season.

But the penalty for not getting it right can be significant, using the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Science (ABARES) estimates of crop area and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research, the average farm growing 324 hectares of canola experiences harvest losses of about $24,300 each year.

To assist growers to reduce these losses and improve operations at harvest, the GRDC is running a series of half-day forums across Queensland and New South Wales.

GRDC Grower Relations Manager – North, Richard Holzknecht said the forums had been developed in response to industry needs.

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