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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

AgriFutures Ginger Program Grower Update & Workshop

The AgriFutures Ginger Program, the Ginger Advisory Panel, and current researchers invite industry participants to the Maroochy Research Facility, 47 Mayers Rd Nambour QLD at this opportune time in the research cycle for a program and projects update.

Come and engage with the RD&E Program and participate in market development for ginger specific technology, understand what the AgriFutures Ginger Program has been investing in and the projects that are being delivered.

Workshop Program:

Time Details
8.30am Workshop registration with tea and coffee on arrival
9.15am Welcome and AgriFutures update
9.40am AgriFutures Ginger Program RD&E Plan and current projects
10.50am Morning tea
11.15am Disease detection in ginger rhizomes demonstration and user feedback with Danielle Morton (Zondii) and Peter Vaugh (AgriFutures Australia)
12.45pm Lunch
1.45pm Site-specific weed control for ginger cropping systems project outcomes, opportunities and next steps presented by Guy Coleman and Peter Hockings
3.45pm Grower feedback on RD&E priorities session
4.00pm Workshop close


Register to attend by Monday, 4 February 2024 here


For any queries please contact:

Amy La
Manager, Levied and Emerging Industries – Ginger & Rice

Zoe Schipp
Coordinator, Levied and Emerging Industries – Ginger & Rice


National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo 2024

We invite you to the National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo 2024.

The National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo started in 2019 and was developed due to a need to provide credible, independent advice to farmers about how they could replace diesel and electricity on their farms with renewables. It has been designed to address the barriers to the uptake of renewables and aims to share stories directly from farmers using renewables with others about what they’ve done, the benefits and what they’ve learnt.

The conference has evolved to increase knowledge about the opportunities for farmers in the national energy transition, what benefits regional communities can advocate for and how long term meaningful and positive change will be achieved.

Find out more