PBI Narrabri Field Day 2013

19 August 2013

The annual field day of the University of Sydney's IA Watson Grains Research Centre will be held at Narrabri on Wednesday October 2nd. The centre at Narrabri is part of the Plant Breeding Institute in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, and research and training conducted at the site addresses issues of importance to northern grain growers. Come and hear about new developments including advances in crown rot resistance of wheat, pulse breeding and research and the national effort to enhance the water-use-efficiency of wheat. The centre has an extensive post-graduate training program and student work will be on display.

The centre at Narrabri has changed considerably in recent years with the establishment of new infrastructure, new staff appointments and a greatly expanded research program. Director, Prof. Richard Trethowan said, "I would encourage everyone to attend the field day if they are able (particularly those who haven't visited recently). Our research is now much more than just planting breeding and the opportunities for collaboration are many."

The program begins at 9:30am at the IA Watson Grains Research Centre located 7km north of town on the Newell Highway and concludes at 1pm with a complimentary barbeque lunch.

All are welcome.

Time: 9.30am-2pm

Venue:IA Watson Grains Research Centre,Plant Breeding Institute, Newell Highway, Narrabri

Cost: Free

RSVP: Essential by 25 September

Contact: Ms Melissa Eather

Phone: 02 6799 2205

Email: 272a136219203b11072327010614010d415631492735174b142c