Biotech and Grain Forum in Merredin

The WAFarmers Grains Council and the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) hosted a farmer information briefing on technological developments in farming at Merredin on Friday 14 March. 

The morning session, ‘Farming into the Future: Biotechnology and Your Farm’ featured a range of industry speakers discussing issues relating to biotechnology and cropping, including internationally-recognised agricultural biotechnology expert Professor Mike Jones from Murdoch University and genetics and breeding expert Professor Ian Edwards from Edstar Genetics. 

The afternoon session involved a panel with Gavin Bignell, Kwinana Zone Manager CBH Group, Peter Roberts, Western Panel Chair Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Eric Hall, Planfarm to discuss issues relevant to the area in the lead up to the Annual Grains Conference this week.     

 

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