The day will begin with a presentation by Steve Powell from Market Check on developing marketing plans geared to irrigated crops," Mr Shannon said. ".. Hanwen Wu from DPI NSW will provide some insights into the increasing problem of windmill grass and fleabane weed, and Geoff Raymond from Nufarm will look at the herbicide options available for control of these weeds," Mr Shannon said. ".. Other topics will include the pros and cons of growing cotton in southern NSW, forage brassicas as a new irrigated grazing option, pasture renovation, and a flour miller's perspective on milling wheats." Mr Shannon encouraged local grain growers to set aside the day to attend the Update which is supported by the Irrigated Cropping Council. "..
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Potential benefits and constraints of perennial wheat will be identified and research capacity will be built by identifying key expertise and developing collaboration with other Australian and overseas research agencies... With the data, robust simulations can be obtained to explore performance, seasonal and site variability, situations of adaptive advantage, and confident predictions of expected returns from perennial wheat... A detailed review and analysis of the literature on perennial wheat was conducted, addressing issues such as limitations to grain production, risks of biotic stresses, potential production and environmental benefits, breeding considerations, description of important traits and possible farming systems...