Farmers to have their say as Summer Sesh looks at grain industry issues

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Darrell Panizza will be guest speaker.
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Farmers and agriculture professionals can have their say on the direction of the Grain Research Development Commission’s research at the group’s Summer Sesh Local Forum.

The informal forum will bring the biggest issues affecting the grain industry to the forefront.

“Not only might we pick up something that hasn’t been raised before, but we also see different aspects about an issue,” GRDC’s Julianne Hill said.

“Many of the previous issues raised were added to current GRDC investments, and some are still being developed.”

The top issues raised in the Albany Port Zone in mid-2020 included non-wetting soils, soil amelioration options, lack of early-sowing crops, and the economics of variable rating nitrogen.

Albany football champion Darrell Panizza will be a guest speaker on the night. “I am getting Darrell to weave through his fun footy anecdotes the importance of looking after yourself — both mentally and physically,” Ms Hill said.

GRDC staff will also highlight where levy funds have been used in the past year.

All farmers are welcome at the forum, which will take place at Centennial Stadium from 4-7pm on Thursday, January 21.

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