MURRAY Darling Basin Authority executive director of river management, Andrew Reynolds will open a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update on irrigation at 9am on July 26 at the Bowling Club in Moama, New South Wales.
Irrigated Cropping Council executive officer, Charlotte (Charlie) Aves said, “The Irrigated Cropping Council (ICC) committee responsible for the program have worked hard to ensure that irrigation remains the focus of this update and to secure engaging speakers to assist irrigated croppers in improving productivity.
Irrigated cropping is a valuable industry in our region, so this update aims to include topics to help irrigated grain growers remain profitable into the future.”
Mr Reynolds will give irrigated croppers a behind-the-scenes look at the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Weekly Report and discuss the information irrigators can use to make on-farm decisions.
In addition, speaker, Rob Rendell, RMCG will be talking about the value of water and the options available if the price increases in the spring. Rob Hoogers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries will be looking at using IrriSAT for irrigation decisions and a panel will discuss irrigation layout and getting them working efficiently.
Charlie said, “Although irrigation is the focus we also have Peter Boutsalis from the University of Adelaide who will be giving us a herbicide resistance update with a focus on Boxer Gold® resistance development and Dale Grey from Agriculture Victoria will give us a climate outlook. Speakers covering grazing, canola, yield mapping and irrigated pulses will also be presenting.”