GRDC Updates

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Run on behalf of the GRDC, the northern region Grains Research Updates are workshops to provide grain growers and/or their advisers with the latest research outcomes relevant to their region and business.

GRDC Updates Online

GRDC Grains Research Updates, online bring you the latest grains research straight to your screen. Log in for a selection of the latest farm-ready research and regionally relevant topics.

Mungbean Agronomy

Date: Monday 29 November 2021
Time: 9:30 am AEDST (8:30 am Qld)

Our panel of experts will discuss the latest research in mungbean agronomy and how this applies to the coming season.
Topics include:

  • The mungbean yield gap – what’s important?
  • Nematodes - yield impact, regional variation, interaction with diseases such as fusarium wilt, measurement and impact of crop sequence.
  • Soil N impact on N fixation and crop growth
  • Soil water – starting soil water and yield, WUE benchmarks
  • Growing the crop - water use and implications for irrigation/ water demand, the value of early biomass for yield, row spacing and access to soil water, stress impacts on flowering and pod set
  • Windrowing and defoliation strategies
  • Legacy impacts in the farming system – nitrogen, soil water, disease, nematodes and AMF

The expert panel includes Marisa Collins (La Trobe Uni), Kirsty Owen (University of Southern Qld), Jayne Gentry (DAF Qld), Lindsay Bell (CSIRO), Kylie Wenham (University of Qld), Doug Sands (DAF Qld) and Paul Mcintosh (Pulse Australia).

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Mungbean Diseases

Date: Thursday 2 December 2021
Time: 9:30 am AEDST (8:30 am Qld)


  • Mungbean Fusarium wilt - what we know with more to learn (Lisa Kelly, DAF Qld)
  • Tobacco streak virus in mungbeans - minimising risk prior to sowing (Murray Sharman, DAF Qld)
  • Timing fungicides for economic control of powdery mildew in mungbeans and the cost of prophylactic fungicide applications (Paul Melloy, University of Qld)

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1-day Updates

Topics for 1-day Updates are chosen by a local planning committee comprising local growers and agronomists. This ensures that agendas cover priority research issues that are regionally relevant. Locations of the 1-day Updates change each year.

Dates and locations for November 2021 1-day Updates

  • Theodore - Wednesday 17 November 2021 - Theodore RSL Hall, 30 The Boulevard, Theodore, Qld 4719
  • Rolleston - Thursday 18 November 2021 - Rolleston Memorial Hall, Planet St, Rolleston, Qld 4702

Dates and locations for February/March 2022 1-day Updates

  • Corowa - Thursday 17 February 2022 - Corowa RSL, 30 Betterment Pde, Corowa, NSW 2646
  • Grenfell - Tuesday 22 February 2022 - Grenfell Bowling Club, Cross St, Grenfell, NSW 2810
  • Cumnock - Wednesday 23 February 2022 - Cumnock Bowling Club, 44 Obley St, Cumnock NSW 2867
  • Pallamallawa - Thursday 3 March 2022 - Pallamallawa Memorial Hall, Cnr Generoi & Gwydir Sts, Pallamallawa, NSW 2399

** Please note: As we will be operating under Covid-safe guidelines, registration is essential as we may not be able to accept walk-ins on the day.**

Cost: $30 per person. Lunch, morning tea and proceedings provided.
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2-day Updates

Researchers, agronomists, growers and consultants network, share ideas and update their knowledge at the 2-day GRDC Grains Research Updates. If you are involved in the production side of the grains industry, these are events that you cannot afford to miss.

Dates and locations for the 2022, 2-day GRDC Grains Research Updates

  • Wagga Wagga, NSW (CSU) - Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 February 2022
  • Dubbo, NSW (RSL) - Thursday 24 & Friday 25 February 2022
  • Goondiwindi, Qld (Community Centre) - Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 March 2022

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GRDC Grains Research Updates, livestream - Recordings

Links to recordings are available below

GRDC Grains Research Updates, online - Recordings

Links to recordings are available below

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Papers from previous GRDC Updates

Click on the location below to be taken to the GRDC website dedicated to the event and links to papers

2021 Grains Research Updates

2020 Grains Research Updates

2019 Grains Research Updates

2018 Grains Research Updates

2017 Grains Research Updates

2016 Grains Research Updates

2015 Grains Research Updates

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