Forum delivers latest grain industry news

Forum delivers latest grain industry news

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Mark Beavon (left), Merredin and Nutrien Ag Solutions technical crop nutrition manager  WA, Ross Milne.

Mark Beavon (left), Merredin and Nutrien Ag Solutions technical crop nutrition manager WA, Ross Milne.

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The forum, which was held for the first time last year, provided updated information on pests, weeds and diseases, as well as how WA's main three crops - wheat, barley and canola - fared in a wet year.

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MORE than 80 agronomists, researchers, scientists and other industry professionals attended the annual Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Grain Industry Day at Optus Stadium last Tuesday.

The forum, which was held for the first time last year, provided updated information on pests, weeds and diseases, as well as how WA's main three crops - wheat, barley and canola - fared in a wet year.

It also gave DPIRD the chance to update those in attendance on some of the major projects it had been working on this year.

The full day event was packed with information and ended with a sundowner, giving everyone the opportunity to catch up before Christmas.

Journalist SHANNON BEATTIE attended for Farm Weekly and took these photos.

Adama market development manager  WA, Bevan Addison (left) and Wayne Pluske, founder of Equii and Laconik.

Adama market development manager WA, Bevan Addison (left) and Wayne Pluske, founder of Equii and Laconik.

CSBP agronomist Angus McAlpine (left) and senior agronomist James Easton.

CSBP agronomist Angus McAlpine (left) and senior agronomist James Easton.

DPIRD senior research scientist Blakely Paynter (left) and research scientist Hammad Khan.

DPIRD senior research scientist Blakely Paynter (left) and research scientist Hammad Khan.

Pioneer Seeds territory sales manager Peter Bostock (left) and DPIRD research scientist Jeremy Curry.

Pioneer Seeds territory sales manager Peter Bostock (left) and DPIRD research scientist Jeremy Curry.

Hi-Tech Ag Solutions nutritional agronomists Nathan Katseli (left) and Luke Freeman.

Hi-Tech Ag Solutions nutritional agronomists Nathan Katseli (left) and Luke Freeman.

AgAsset farm management consultant David Watson (left) and Farmanco agronomist David Cameron.

AgAsset farm management consultant David Watson (left) and Farmanco agronomist David Cameron.

Independent consultant Alan Peggs (left) and Farmanco farm management consultant Greg Easton.

Independent consultant Alan Peggs (left) and Farmanco farm management consultant Greg Easton.

DPIRD entomologist Svetlana Micic (left) and DPIRD research scientist Stacey Hansch.

DPIRD entomologist Svetlana Micic (left) and DPIRD research scientist Stacey Hansch.

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