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Seeing is believing – unveiling the potential of hyper yielding crops

31 August 2023

WA sets the scene as Australian based field applied researcher, developer and extension provider kicks off its 2023 national programme of the GRDC’s Hyper Yielding Crops (HYC) field days.

When?       Tuesday 19th September 2023 10am to 4.30pm

Where?      HYC Canola research site, Kojonup (10am) and HYC Cereals research site, Frankland River (12.30pm).

FAR Australia invites grain growers, researchers and industry professionals to attend its national programme of HYC field days which are set to showcase the latest advancements in hyper yielding crops cultivation, and what we can do to achieve maximum yield potential in the higher rainfall zones.

The first in this series of national Hyper Yielding Crops Field Days is set to take place on Tuesday 19th September at FAR Australia’s WA Crop Technology Centre located in Frankland River, promising a day of insights, new findings, and networking opportunities.

Guest speaker is Thailand based Dr Frank van den Bosch who will share his expertise on fungicide efficacy and resistance management. Frank is currently an associate professor at Curtin University where he helps develop resistance management methods for net-blotch in barley. Frank is also a consultant at RSK-ADAS in the UK adding expertise around fungicide efficacy and resistance management.

Other event highlights:

Key research findings -what have we learnt so far?
Successes in canola and cereal cropping across the HRZ of WA, and where future gains might come from.

Trial tours
Experience guided ‘seeing in believing’ tours of HYC plots, allowing attendees to see firsthand the impact of new germplasm and innovative practices on crop performance.

Interactive presentations
Participate in interactive presentations designed to empower attendees with practical knowledge to enhance their own management practices.

Networking opportunities
Connect with fellow attendees, farmers, and industry representatives to exchange ideas and foster collaborations.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2023
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: HYC Canola research site, Kojonup (10am) and HYC Cereals research site, Frankland River (12.30pm).

“We are thrilled to host this programme of Hyper Yielding Crops field days, bringing together experts and enthusiasts to explore cutting edge developments around enhancing grains productivity and profitability,” said Nick Poole, FAR Australia’s Managing Director. “This event is a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from industry experts, gain practical insights, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for enhancing crop yields.

“To make the programme as diverse as possible I would like to thank all our speakers who have helped to put the programme together in particular, our keynote speaker Dr Frank van den Bosch who will be joining us.

“I would like to thank the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) for investing in this research and extension programme. Also a big thanks to Kellie Shields and Terry Scott our host farmers for their tremendous practical support given to the team, and to the event’s keynote speaker sponsor RAGT and refreshments sponsor Delta Agribusiness.

Registration for the event is now open. To secure your spot and to learn more about the Hyper Yielding Crops Field Day, please visit

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