Grains Research Updates papers now available online
DPIRD was once again well represented at the State’s premier grains industry conference held in Perth recently.
Twenty-one staff delivered presentations to the annual Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates gathering, which attracts consultants, researchers, academics and growers from across the State.
The speakers profiled a range of research projects to improve the productivity and profitability of the grains industry undertaken by the department.
Soils research was discussed by research scientist Tom Edwards who spoke about the potential for yield improvements through re-engineering pale deep sands, which can be difficult to cultivate, and rsearch scientist Wayne Parker presented on how deep ripping soils to hardpan depths can produce position crop responses.
Research scientist Dr Ben Biddulph revealed the findings from six seasons of frost research and research scientist Svetlana Micic talked about insights into achieving better snail control and deficiencies in red legged earth mite treatments.
A Yield Loss to Disease Model was unveiled by research scientists Dr Manisha Shankar and Dr Karyn Reeves who demonstrated the prototype in the DPIRD display.
These and other papers presented at the Updates are now available online on the GRDC website.