Latest Grains Research Showcased in Darling Downs

Queensland grain growers wanting to learn about the latest research happening in the lab and on the farm are being urged to take part in an industry tour on the Darling Downs next week.

AgForce Grains President Wayne Newton says the industry tour being held on Friday 20 July would include visits to a Department of Agriculture and Fisheries research station, a seed testing laboratory and a grains farm.

“The Queensland grains industry is always looking to grow and adapt through innovation and technology, with research helping to transform the way we farm. The AgForce Grains Industry Tour will include a visit to the Hermitage Research Station at Warwick to look at trial work on grain storage and fumigation, as well as breeding programs for sorghum and pulses.”

“To see how this all translates on farm, the tour will visit Petersen Grains at Killarney, while it will conclude with a visit to AgEtal, a state-of-the-art grain and seed testing laboratory in Toowoomba so growers can get a better understanding of the benefits of testing to farmers’ productivity.”

Mr Newton says the industry tour would be held in the lead up to the grains industry’s ‘night of nights’ – the Queensland Grains Gala Dinner – which was being held at the Clifford Park Racecourse in Toowoomba on Friday 20 July.

To book tickets and for more information about the dinner and industry tours, visit the AgForce website or click here – RSVPs close this Friday 13 July.