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GRDC Technical Workshop: MRLs, residues, grain storage and best practice harvest to maximise grain quality
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Residues and grain quality the focus of workshop

Grain quality and managing maximum residue levels are the focus of a one-day technical workshop for grain growers, consultants and advisors being held in Wagga Wagga next Wednesday October 19th, on behalf of the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Hosted at Charles Sturt University, the workshop will investigate on how farm decisions, including chemical applications, can affect grain quality and ability to meet market requirements.

Dr Ken Young, General Manager of Crop Protection for the GRDC says “the workshop will provide participants with a valuable insight to industry expectations of the quality parameters which their grain should adhere to.”

The workshop will review the maximum residue levels in grain crops, code of practice for chemical compliance, crop topping and efficient herbicide use. Additionally, it will explore the grain quality requirements of domestic and export markets including access issues, requirements and development.

“While most growers are well aware of MRLs there is still some confusion regarding recent industry changes. We will address these and other crop topping best practice tips using practical and relevant examples,” said Dr Young. “Australian farmers have a reputation for producing high quality grain, our industry vision is to continually improve on this standard,”

The workshop will include presentations from the GRDC Crop Protection team, the National Residue Survey, Wheat Quality Australia, Department of Primary Industries, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre, ARC ITTC for Functional Grains, PCB Consulting and Riverina Oils and BioEnergy.
Other topics include the link between on farm decisions and markets, food safety and the use of bulk commodity products for quality food.
 
For more information contact:
Sarah McDonnell, AgCommunicators

Sarah.mcdonnell@agcommunicators.com.au
0430 087 376


Registrations close Monday 17th October
www.agcommunicators.com.au/events

 
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