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Science in Action forum

The Department of Primary Industries is offering farmers a chance to hear about the latest cutting-edge science involving the grains industry.
Fourteen researchers and specialists will outline their work at a Grains Science in Action forum at Longerenong College on March 29.
“This event is being organised in the lead up to the annual Victorian Farmers Federation Grains Conference which begins the following day at Longerenong Field Days site,” DPI deputy secretary for agriculture research and development Dr Bruce Kefford said.
“Topics include drought-tolerant wheat, soil carbon, potential climate-change impact, high rainfall cropping and soil health. Speakers will also talk about adaptation to climate change, CropSafe disease management and pulse research and development.
Dr Kefford said farmers would hear about the latest research but will have access to the scientists carrying out the research.
“We are hoping for plenty of exchanges of ideas and questions and expect farmers to leave with a clear picture of work being done to help improve productivity and returns, both in the short and longer term,” he said.
Grains Science in Action runs from 9.45am to 4.15pm on March 29 at Longerenong College. For information or to book phone 1300 882 833 by March 22.

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Posted on Mar 24 2010

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