Northern Australia Crop Research Centre of Excellence Emerald Field Day

We invite you to attend the Northern Australia Crop Research Centre of Excellence Emerald Field Day.

The annual field day, which focuses on new crop options to maximise returns in broadacre rotations, is hosted by the Northern Australia Crop Research Centre of Excellence. A partnership that brings together researchers from CQUniversity with farm machinery leaders RDO Equipment Australia, farmers from the Central Highlands Cotton Growers & Irrigators Association and Grain Producers Australia, and agribusiness expertise from the Central Highlands Development Corporation.

The 2024 field day will feature:

  • Research presentations:
    • Non-shattering and short-season sesame from AgriVentis technologies
    • Sesame Central research on optimising sesame production from CQUniversity, AgriFutures and CRCNA.
    • Grain and graze peanut production from Bega Peanuts and the CRCNA.
    • AgriFutures research into optimising planting and harvest machinery set ups for sesame production with producer Peter Foxwell
    • The latest soil moisture and weather monitoring technologies from RDO.
  • Field walk:
    • Trial plot inspections of dual-purpose peanuts, including peanuts in improved pastures
    • New black and white sesame varieties
    • A display of the latest planting and harvest machinery from RDO to suit the needs of each crop type.
To register for the agronomy masterclass or the high schools workshop contact Tieneke Trotter here

Key Event Information


18 April 2024


Deneliza Downs, Capricorn Highway, 5km east of Emerald, QLD

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Helpful Information

Separate specialist workshops will be held in the morning for schools and agronomists

Free entry from 2pm.





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