Make sense of research: CQ roadshow

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DAF research agronomist Doug Sands will co-host a series of roadshows through Central Queensland next month to share local research results with growers. Photo GRDC.

Helping grain growers make sense of the latest research and what it means at an on-farm level is the focus of this year’s Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) research agronomy roadshow through Central Queensland in November.

DAF research agronomists Doug Sands and Darren Aisthorpe will host the meetings, which are open to growers, advisers and industry stakeholders.

This year’s roadshow will feature the latest Central Queensland research data from local trials into topics, such as:

  • Early sorghum agronomy – is July planted sorghum an option?
  • Nutrition – responses and adoption, what’s next for nutrition?
  • Wheat phenology – CQ has a faster reproductive stage, why does this matter?
  • Pulse crops – learnings from five years of winter and summer research in CQ.
  • Long term farming system trials – recapping four years of research.
  • Cover cropping – dryland or irrigation what could work in CQ?

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grower Relations Manager North Richard Holzknecht said the annual DAF agronomy roadshow was an invaluable opportunity to share farm-ready, regionally tested research with growers.

“The GRDC in partnership with DAF invest in significant research and development in Central Queensland, as part of our commitment to the enduring profitability of grain growers,” Mr Holzknecht said.

“This roadshow is about delivering information from these research and development investments directly to growers and advisers in a way that makes sense of the trial work and provides practical applicable data that can help improve decision making.”

This year’s DAF CQ Research Agronomy Roadshow will go to the following places:

  • November 8, Jambin Pub (1pm-5pm)
  • November 9, Moura RSL (8am-midday)
  • November 13, Kilcummin Hall (1pm-5pm)
  • November 14, Orion Hall (1pm-5pm)

These meetings are free, but growers are asked to RSVP for catering purposes to 4991 0800 or

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