This summer season has been memorable for a number of reasons, not all of them good. Please join DAF entomologists Melina Miles and Hugh Brier, DAF pathologist Lisa Kelly and NSW DPI entomologist Zorica Duric as they provide an overview of issues encountered in summer crops. They will also cover things to consider as winter approaches. The session will be... Read more »
NSW DPI will be hosting a webinar on 3 June from 4-5 pm. The program will include: Insect pests in a drought-breaking year - Hugh Brier (QDAF entomologist) Aphid update - Zorica Duric (NSW DPI entomologist) Virus disease outlook on pulse crops for 2020 - Joop van Leur (NSW DPI plant pathologist) Fall armyworm experience in Queensland - Melina Miles... Read more »
Wednesday 17 June 10-11am AEST Gain a greater understanding of the effects and signs of prolonged stress, the science behind stress and practical ways to maintain wellbeing, support your community and loved ones. Speaker: Dr. David Younger Note: the webinars are free but limited to 500 attendees. Register here.
Due to current COVID-19 gathering restrictions this event will be replaced by a week long series of specially designed webinars, including expert input on relevant farm business issues. The GRDC Farm Business Update events drive innovation and adoption of improved farm business management practices across the grains industry. The five topics on offer online will be: Management under the microscope... Read more »
Hosted by Meat & Livestock Australia, the webinar will provide an overview of the long-standing cross-sectoral Managing Climate Variability (MCV) Program and introduce the Forewarned is Forearmed (FWFA) Rural R&D for Profit Project. His presentation will focus on the outputs, outcomes and impacts sought from the MCV and FWFA for individual producers and broader industry benefit. Registration page.
Wednesday 1 July from 10-11am AEST Hear about the drought cycle, the cumulative challenges communities often face and key considerations at different stages of the drought cycle. Learn a bit about the psychology around adaptation in the face of this long term stress and how to strengthen resilience and manage wellbeing through tough times. Speakers: Dr. Jacki Schirmer and Dr.... Read more »
Wednesday 15 July 10-11:15 AEST Hear from the Bureau of Meteorology on winter weather predictions and what rain means for the drought. Hear w hat the research says about wellbeing when communities are seen to be in drought recovery, strategies to help with things beyond your control and how to make the most of every day. Speakers : Dr. Lynette... Read more »
Wednesday 29 July 10-11:15am AEST Hear what the research tells us about adult relationships, family roles and children’s experience through droughts, alongside practical tips on how to support children as well as adult relationships. Speakers : Dr. Margaret Alston, Stephanie Schmidt and Dr. Margaret Nixon Note: the webinars are free but limited to 500 attendees. Register here.
This event is part of a series of seven weekly online events are designed specifically for growers and advisers in NNSW and Qld and will run on Tuesdays at 9am. Tuesday 4 August - Diseases (North) Stubble Olympics: the cereal pathogen 10 cm sprint – growth patterns of fungi causing crown rot, common root rot and yellow leaf spot in... Read more »
GRDC Grains Research Updates in the Northern Region are coming to you live and online this July/August/September as we continue to deliver the latest research to you despite the continuing social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19. This event is part of a series of five weekly online events are designed specifically for growers and advisers in Southern and Central NSW... Read more »
Wednesday 12 August 10-11:15am AEST Listen to a bit of an introduction on preparedness in the drought space and the importance of preparing the mind for challenging times. Includes tools and tips to support drought resilience and preparedness. Speakers : Dr. Jacki Schirmer , Dr . Mel Taylor and Shannon McCormack Note: the webinars are free but limited to 500... Read more »
Pest detection and scouting in cotton using machine vision apps – Derek Long (USQ-Centre for Agricultural Engineering) Machine vision for nitrogen assessment in grain crops – Alison McCarthy (USQ-Centre for Agricultural Engineering) For more information (and to register) for this free event, see the GRDC website - events.