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2018 Grains Research Updates

Western Australia's premier annual grains industry event

Perth - Monday, 26th and Tuesday, 27th February 2018

A two day program showcasing the latest research, technology, market development and management innovations to improve the productivity and profitability of the WA grains industry. The 2018 Grains Research Update, Perth was held on 26th and 27th February 2018 at Crown Perth with three regional events held (scroll to bottom for details). 

2018 Research Updates Perth Program 2018 Research Updates Perth Program (496 KB)



Papers provided below have been submitted and accepted to present as part of the 2018 Research Updates series. Not all papers below have been approved by the GRDC.


Plenary 1

P1 PPT Woods John 2018 Future directions for GRDC investments in grains RD&E P1 PPT Woods John 2018 Future directions for GRDC investments in grains RD&E (1398 KB)

P1 PPT Green Brady 2018 Practical implementation of CTF P1 PPT Green Brady 2018 Practical implementation of CTF (1350 KB)

P1 PPT England Jack 2018 Application of variable rate technology P1 PPT England Jack 2018 Application of variable rate technology (664 KB)

P1 PPT Stevenson John 2018 Closing the yield gap P1 PPT Stevenson John 2018 Closing the yield gap (912 KB)

Plenary 2

P2 PPT Gaines Todd 2018 Outlook on biotechnology for wheat breeding P2 PPT Gaines Todd 2018 Outlook on biotechnology for wheat breeding (1530 KB)


Session 1 

S1 PPT Malik Raj and Curry Jeremy 2018 Is April the best sowing opp for wheat S1 PPT Malik Raj and Curry Jeremy 2018 Is April the best sowing opp for wheat (1557 KB)

S1 PPT Rebetzke Greg 2018 Driving increased competitiveness in cereals S1 PPT Rebetzke Greg 2018 Driving increased competitiveness in cereals (4975 KB)

S1 Shackley Brenda et al 2018 Capturing the best sowing opportunities for wheat S1 Shackley Brenda et al 2018 Capturing the best sowing opportunities for wheat (434 KB)

S1 Rebetzke Greg 2018 Delivering weed competitive wheat breeding lines to growers S1 Rebetzke Greg 2018 Delivering weed competitive wheat breeding lines to growers (491 KB)

S1 PPT Nicol Dion 2018 Wheat variety performance across WA in 2017 NVT S1 PPT Nicol Dion 2018 Wheat variety performance across WA in 2017 NVT (847 KB)

Session 2

S2 Stephens David 2018 An overview of crop performance in Western Australia S2 Stephens David 2018 An overview of crop performance in Western Australia (162 KB)

S2 Guthrie Meredith 2018 Can seasonal forecasting improve grower profitability S2 Guthrie Meredith 2018 Can seasonal forecasting improve grower profitability (229 KB)

S2 PPT Guthrie Meredith 2018 Can seasonal forecasting improve profitability S2 PPT Guthrie Meredith 2018 Can seasonal forecasting improve profitability (734 KB)

S2 Lawes Roger 2018 Revolutionising big data to help grain growers S2 Lawes Roger 2018 Revolutionising big data to help grain growers (746 KB)

Session 3

S3 PPT Davies Stephen Boyes Tim 2018 Understanding the impact of strategic deep tillage S3 PPT Davies Stephen Boyes Tim 2018 Understanding the impact of strategic deep tillage (1170 KB)

S3 Davies Stephen 2018 Understand impact comp range of strat deep tillage practices S3 Davies Stephen 2018 Understand impact comp range of strat deep tillage practices (475 KB)

S3 Hall David 2018 Longer term effects of spading mouldboard ploughing and claying S3 Hall David 2018 Longer term effects of spading mouldboard ploughing and claying (252 KB)

S3 Ward Phil 2018 How often does subsoil amelioration pay the bills S3 Ward Phil 2018 How often does subsoil amelioration pay the bills (308 KB)

S3 PPT Ward Phil 2018 How often does subsoil amelioration pay the bills S3 PPT Ward Phil 2018 How often does subsoil amelioration pay the bills (587 KB)

Session 4

S4 Owen Mechelle 2018 Current levels of herbicide resistance in key weed species in the WA grain bel S4 Owen Mechelle 2018 Current levels of herbicide resistance in key weed species in the WA grain bel (124 KB)

S4 Boutsalis Peter 2018 Herbicide use strategies for herbicide resistance management S4 Boutsalis Peter 2018 Herbicide use strategies for herbicide resistance management (249 KB)


Session 5

S5 Lawes Roger 2018 The National Paddock Survey What causes the yield gap S5 Lawes Roger 2018 The National Paddock Survey What causes the yield gap (288 KB)

S5 Fletcher Andrew 2018 Break crop yields benchmarked against wheat in WA S5 Fletcher Andrew 2018 Break crop yields benchmarked against wheat in WA (324 KB)

S5 Seymour Mark 2018 Still loving those legumes more adventures with lentils S5 Seymour Mark 2018 Still loving those legumes more adventures with lentils (127 KB)


Session 6

S6 Raynes Mary 2018 Quality preferences of the Chinese malting barley market S6 Raynes Mary 2018 Quality preferences of the Chinese malting barley market (61 KB)

S6 Cato Larisa 2018 Wheat quality preferences in Vietnam and Thailand S6 Cato Larisa 2018 Wheat quality preferences in Vietnam and Thailand (98 KB)

S6 White Peter et al 2018 Are Australian supply chains getting cheaper S6 White Peter et al 2018 Are Australian supply chains getting cheaper (187 KB)

Please contact AEGIC for interest in Mary Raynes and Larisa Cato presentations.
Session 7

S7 Pluske Wayne 2018 Just how much are nutrients redistributed S7 Pluske Wayne 2018 Just how much are nutrients redistributed (103 KB)

S7 PPT Pluske Wayne 2018 How much are nutrients redistributed unevenly across paddock S7 PPT Pluske Wayne 2018 How much are nutrients redistributed unevenly across paddock (938 KB)

S7 Pannell David 2018 Economic perspectives on N in farming systems S7 Pannell David 2018 Economic perspectives on N in farming systems (349 KB)

S7 PPT Pannell David 2018 Economic perspectives on nitrogen S7 PPT Pannell David 2018 Economic perspectives on nitrogen (610 KB)

S7 Mason Sean 2018 Realtime soil tests in the field S7 Mason Sean 2018 Realtime soil tests in the field (174 KB)

S7 PPT Mason Sean 2018 Realtime soil tests in the field S7 PPT Mason Sean 2018 Realtime soil tests in the field (924 KB)


Session 8

S8 Lopez Ruiz Fran 2018 Fungicide resistance discoveries in barley net blotches S8 Lopez Ruiz Fran 2018 Fungicide resistance discoveries in barley net blotches (233 KB)

S8 PPT Lopez Ruiz 2018 Fungicide resistance S8 PPT Lopez Ruiz 2018 Fungicide resistance (905 KB)

S8 PPT Bennett Sarita 2018 Factors that influence sclerotinia infection S8 PPT Bennett Sarita 2018 Factors that influence sclerotinia infection (815 KB)

S8 Bennett Sarita 2018 Factors affecting sclerotinia stem rot infections in canola S8 Bennett Sarita 2018 Factors affecting sclerotinia stem rot infections in canola (55 KB)

S8 Beard Ciara 2018 Understanding how Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum initiates stem rot S8 Beard Ciara 2018 Understanding how Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum initiates stem rot (185 KB)

S8 Diggle Art 2018 BlacklegCM a new app to manage blackleg in canola S8 Diggle Art 2018 BlacklegCM a new app to manage blackleg in canola (268 KB)

S8 PPT Beard Ciara and Diggle Art 2018 Controlling sclerotinia and blackleg in canola S8 PPT Beard Ciara and Diggle Art 2018 Controlling sclerotinia and blackleg in canola (1352 KB)



S16 Dhammu Harmohinder 2018 Herbicide tolerance of canola varieties a summary S16 Dhammu Harmohinder 2018 Herbicide tolerance of canola varieties a summary (200 KB)

GIWA Breakfast  

Peterson Vince 2018 Changes in the world wheat market Peterson Vince 2018 Changes in the world wheat market (2795 KB)

Session 9

S9 PPT Paynter Blakely 2018 What do we know about RGT Planet and Spartacus CL barley S9 PPT Paynter Blakely 2018 What do we know about RGT Planet and Spartacus CL barley (4348 KB)

S9 Clausen Jenni 2018 A grower groups solution to reducing wheat and barley S9 Clausen Jenni 2018 A grower groups solution to reducing wheat and barley (244 KB)

S9 Paynter Blakely 2018 Barley varieties update RGT Planet and Spartacus CL S9 Paynter Blakely 2018 Barley varieties update RGT Planet and Spartacus CL (723 KB)

S9 PPT Clausen Jenni 2018 Yardstick Trial S9 PPT Clausen Jenni 2018 Yardstick Trial (583 KB)

S6 PPT White Peter 2018 Are Australias grain supply chain costs getting cheaper S6 PPT White Peter 2018 Are Australias grain supply chain costs getting cheaper (2599 KB)


Session 10

S10 Gherardi Mark 2018 Nutrition for crops after low yielding seasons S10 Gherardi Mark 2018 Nutrition for crops after low yielding seasons (217 KB)

S10 Damon Paul 2018 Evaluating novel materials for ameliorating Al toxicity S10 Damon Paul 2018 Evaluating novel materials for ameliorating Al toxicity (191 KB)

S10 Damon Paul 2018 Quantifying the effectiveness of prilled lime and liquid lime S10 Damon Paul 2018 Quantifying the effectiveness of prilled lime and liquid lime (209 KB)

S10 PPT Damon Paul 2018 Evaluating novel materials doe ameliorating S10 PPT Damon Paul 2018 Evaluating novel materials doe ameliorating (1468 KB)


Session 11

S11 Edwards Tom 2018 Ripping and clay delving responses on shallow clay duplex soil S11 Edwards Tom 2018 Ripping and clay delving responses on shallow clay duplex soil (165 KB)

S11 Edwards Tom 2018 Understanding interactions S11 Edwards Tom 2018 Understanding interactions (173 KB)

S11 PPT Edwards Tom 2018 Understanding interactions between preemergent herbicides S11 PPT Edwards Tom 2018 Understanding interactions between preemergent herbicides (881 KB)

S11 Newman Peter 2018 Are drones the answer for detecting green weeds in green crops S11 Newman Peter 2018 Are drones the answer for detecting green weeds in green crops (277 KB)

S11 PPT Newman Peter 2018 Drones and weeds the real story S11 PPT Newman Peter 2018 Drones and weeds the real story (2626 KB)


Session 12

S12 PPT McKay Alan 2018 Predicta B Update S12 PPT McKay Alan 2018 Predicta B Update (1857 KB)

S12 Chambers Kylie 2018 Characterising soil borne disease risk S12 Chambers Kylie 2018 Characterising soil borne disease risk (331 KB)

S12 Huberli Daniel & Collins Sarah et al 2018 Oats pastures and other legumes S12 Huberli Daniel & Collins Sarah et al 2018 Oats pastures and other legumes (307 KB)

S12 PPT Collins Sarah & Huberli Daniel et al 2018 Oats pastures and other legumes S12 PPT Collins Sarah & Huberli Daniel et al 2018 Oats pastures and other legumes (4102 KB)


Session 13

S13 Troup Georgie 2018 On farm optimisation of Williams oats by blending S13 Troup Georgie 2018 On farm optimisation of Williams oats by blending (187 KB)

S13 PPT Troup Georgie 2018 Oat agronomy tips and tricks S13 PPT Troup Georgie 2018 Oat agronomy tips and tricks (1334 KB)

S13 Farre Imma 2018 Optimising grain yield of canola in Western Australia S13 Farre Imma 2018 Optimising grain yield of canola in Western Australia (259 KB)

S13 PPT Farre Imma 2018 Optimising grain yield of canola in WA S13 PPT Farre Imma 2018 Optimising grain yield of canola in WA (871 KB)


Session 14

S14 Betti Giacomo 2018 How can we ameliorate water repellent soils S14 Betti Giacomo 2018 How can we ameliorate water repellent soils (468 KB)

S14 Davies Stephen 2018 What is the fate of buried water repellent topsoil Does it remain repellent S14 Davies Stephen 2018 What is the fate of buried water repellent topsoil Does it remain repellent (257 KB)

S14 PPT Betti Giacomo and Davies Stephen 2018 Implicaitons of managing soil water repellance S14 PPT Betti Giacomo and Davies Stephen 2018 Implicaitons of managing soil water repellance (1529 KB)

S14 Petersen Liz 2018 A decision tool to estimate the economic benefits from soil amelioration S14 Petersen Liz 2018 A decision tool to estimate the economic benefits from soil amelioration (229 KB)

S14 PPT Petersen Liz 2018 Decision tool to estimate economic benefits from soil amelioration S14 PPT Petersen Liz 2018 Decision tool to estimate economic benefits from soil amelioration (516 KB)


Session 15

S15 Severtson Dustin 2018 Apps traps and LAMPS Smart improvements S15 Severtson Dustin 2018 Apps traps and LAMPS Smart improvements (362 KB)


Session 16

S16 Dhammu Harmohinder 2018 Oats tolerance to trifluralin and other herbicides S16 Dhammu Harmohinder 2018 Oats tolerance to trifluralin and other herbicides (203 KB)

S16 PPT Dhammu Harmohinder 2018 Herbicide tolerance of canola and oat varieties S16 PPT Dhammu Harmohinder 2018 Herbicide tolerance of canola and oat varieties (832 KB)

S16 French Bob 2018 Sustainability of continuous wheat sequences S16 French Bob 2018 Sustainability of continuous wheat sequences (239 KB)

S16 PPT French Bob 2018 Sustainability of continuous wheat sequences S16 PPT French Bob 2018 Sustainability of continuous wheat sequences (239 KB)



Focus Session 1

Focus Session 1 2018 GRDC Directions Forum Focus Session 1 2018 GRDC Directions Forum (488 KB)

Focus Session 2

Focus Session 2 Beatty David 2018 Industry good activities for grains Focus Session 2 Beatty David 2018 Industry good activities for grains (445 KB)

Focus Session 2 McKeon Dave 2018 Industry good activities for grains Focus Session 2 McKeon Dave 2018 Industry good activities for grains (769 KB)

Focus Session 2 Peterson Vince 2018 Industry good activities for grains Focus Session 2 Peterson Vince 2018 Industry good activities for grains (671 KB)


Focus Session 3

Focus Session 3 2018 Making digital technologies work for growers Focus Session 3 2018 Making digital technologies work for growers (1701 KB)

Focus Session 3 2018 Making digital technologies work for growers Report Focus Session 3 2018 Making digital technologies work for growers Report (128 KB)


Focus Session 4

Focus Session 4 Pearce Mark 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations Focus Session 4 Pearce Mark 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations (755 KB)

Focus Session 4 Nixon Bob 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations Focus Session 4 Nixon Bob 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations (1362 KB)

Focus Session 4 Wallwork Simon 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations Focus Session 4 Wallwork Simon 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations (2025 KB)

Focus Session 4 Green Brady 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations Focus Session 4 Green Brady 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations (845 KB)

Focus Session 4 Fosbery Geoff 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations Focus Session 4 Fosbery Geoff 2018 Grower experiences in soil renovations (261 KB)


Focus Session 5

Focus Session 5 Ward 2018 Crop nutrition research priorities Focus Session 5 Ward 2018 Crop nutrition research priorities (857 KB)

Focus Session 5 2018 Crop nutrition research priorities Report Focus Session 5 2018 Crop nutrition research priorities Report (95 KB)



Geraldton Zone - Friday, 23rd February 2018 (Northampton) - over 100 in attendance

Albany Zone - Wednesday, 28th February 2018 (Darkan)

Southern Dirt
E: coo@southerndirt.com.au / P: 0427 706 207 (Rachael Plowman) Registration costs $45 (GRDC Levy Payer)

2018 GRDC Grains Research Updates Albany Zone Program 2018 GRDC Grains Research Updates Albany Zone Program (344 KB)

Thorn Charlie 2018A GRDC future investment Thorn Charlie 2018A GRDC future investment (1361 KB)

England Jack 2018A Application of variable rate technology PPT England Jack 2018A Application of variable rate technology PPT (758 KB)

Collins Sarah et al 2018A Oats pastures and other legumes PPT Collins Sarah et al 2018A Oats pastures and other legumes PPT (3629 KB)

Newman Peter 2018A Herbicide resistance update chaff lining PPT Newman Peter 2018A Herbicide resistance update chaff lining PPT (3222 KB)

McDonald Glenn and Davies Stephen 2018A Overcoming soil constraints in the SW PPT McDonald Glenn and Davies Stephen 2018A Overcoming soil constraints in the SW PPT (2069 KB)

Anderson Geoff 2018A Seedcoats and surfactants for cereals Anderson Geoff 2018A Seedcoats and surfactants for cereals (575 KB)

Paynter Blakely 2018A What do we know about RGT Planet & Spartacus CL barley PPT Paynter Blakely 2018A What do we know about RGT Planet & Spartacus CL barley PPT (2286 KB)

Ward Phil 2018A Summer cropping PPT Ward Phil 2018A Summer cropping PPT (430 KB)

Sherriff Matt 2018A Better crop establishment and weed control PPT Sherriff Matt 2018A Better crop establishment and weed control PPT (1734 KB)

Papers submitted and not presented

For the 2018 Grains Research Update Series, the Program Committee received over 100 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to present. All EOIs were carefully considered and, unfortunately due to time constraints, only half of these could be accommodated to be presented. Please see below an alphabetical list (by surname) of those papers submitted but not presented.

Anderson Geoff et al 2018 Seeds coated with wetters improved cereal germination Anderson Geoff et al 2018 Seeds coated with wetters improved cereal germination (191 KB)

Azam Gauz et al 2018 Cereal crop emergence and early root establishment Azam Gauz et al 2018 Cereal crop emergence and early root establishment (197 KB)

Borger Catherine et al 2018 Summer weeds within the WA wheatbelt Borger Catherine et al 2018 Summer weeds within the WA wheatbelt (128 KB)

Borger Catherine et al 2018 Is integrated management of wild radish effective Borger Catherine et al 2018 Is integrated management of wild radish effective (116 KB)

Borger Catherine et al 2018 What's the worst weed in Wongan Hills Borger Catherine et al 2018 What's the worst weed in Wongan Hills (154 KB)

Hall David et al 2018 Effects of deep placed soil amendments at Esperance Ongerup and Nangeenan Hall David et al 2018 Effects of deep placed soil amendments at Esperance Ongerup and Nangeenan (248 KB)

Harries Martin 2018 Pre harvest rain reduces lupin seed quality Harries Martin 2018 Pre harvest rain reduces lupin seed quality (121 KB)

Harries Martin et al 2018 Canola yield and heat stress in the Northern Agricultural Region Harries Martin et al 2018 Canola yield and heat stress in the Northern Agricultural Region (228 KB)

Harries Martin et al 2018 Comparing canola and lupin by time of sowing in Northern Agric Harries Martin et al 2018 Comparing canola and lupin by time of sowing in Northern Agric (184 KB)

Harries Martin et al 2018 Croptopping chickpea is not an option for controlling late emerging weeds Harries Martin et al 2018 Croptopping chickpea is not an option for controlling late emerging weeds (219 KB)

Hashem Abul et al 2018 Emergence pattern and seedbank decline of emerging weeds in the field Hashem Abul et al 2018 Emergence pattern and seedbank decline of emerging weeds in the field (241 KB)

Harries Martin et al 2018 Lupin yield loss from delayed harvesting Harries Martin et al 2018 Lupin yield loss from delayed harvesting (138 KB)

Hashem Abul et al 2018 Glyphosate resistance and herbicide effects Hashem Abul et al 2018 Glyphosate resistance and herbicide effects (176 KB)

Hashem Abul et al 2018 Willow leaved lettuce has developed resistance to glyphosate in WA Hashem Abul et al 2018 Willow leaved lettuce has developed resistance to glyphosate in WA (235 KB)

Hills Andrea et al 2018 Yield and grain quality losses in barley varieties Hills Andrea et al 2018 Yield and grain quality losses in barley varieties (241 KB)

Jayasena Kithsiri et al 2018 Where we are with adult plant resistance varieties Jayasena Kithsiri et al 2018 Where we are with adult plant resistance varieties (200 KB)

McDonald Glenn et al 2018 Soil wetting agents can carry over to following seasons McDonald Glenn et al 2018 Soil wetting agents can carry over to following seasons (119 KB)

McDonald et al 2018 New methodology to measure small plot research trials using drone imagery McDonald et al 2018 New methodology to measure small plot research trials using drone imagery (899 KB)

Moore John et al 2018 Image analysis of slugs and snails in broadacre agriculture Moore John et al 2018 Image analysis of slugs and snails in broadacre agriculture (825 KB)

Mulvany Dana et al 2018 GRDC Drought proofing sodic soils in WA Mulvany Dana et al 2018 GRDC Drought proofing sodic soils in WA (484 KB)

Pathan et al 2018 Yield responses to deep ripping of wheat Pathan et al 2018 Yield responses to deep ripping of wheat (124 KB)

Reynolds Chad et al 2018 Incorporating lime in order to ameliorate subsoil acidity faster Reynolds Chad et al 2018 Incorporating lime in order to ameliorate subsoil acidity faster (135 KB)

Shankar et al 2018 The effect of varietal resistance on yield loss function of wheat Shankar et al 2018 The effect of varietal resistance on yield loss function of wheat (701 KB)

Smith Rosemary et al 2018 Wheat variety yield performance Smith Rosemary et al 2018 Wheat variety yield performance (500 KB)

Zaicou Kunesch Christine 2018 Plant density and nitrogen influences on wheat cultivars in WA Zaicou Kunesch Christine 2018 Plant density and nitrogen influences on wheat cultivars in WA (342 KB)

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