March 07, 2024

Grain growers, planting contractors and industry stakeholders are invited to participate in one of a series of GRDC Winter Planter Setup Workshops.

The workshops, hosted by AMPS Research, will include a range of local winter planter bars and air carts. Hear from independent and industry experts on effective planter bar and air cart set up to improve winter crop establishment, crop establishment fundamentals, adjusting to local conditions, benchmarking and financial considerations, as well as keeping safe during planting.  


  • Seed testing, purchases and calculations – managing your most critical input at planting
  • Managing variability in local soil and seasonal conditions at planting
  • Winter planter bars – setup and maintenance & review of local implements
  • Air carts – setup and maintenance & review of local implements
  • Benchmarking and financial decisions for winter planters & air carts
  • On farm safety at planting time

Presenters include:

Brett Asphar – Independent Specialist

Ken Cunliffe - AgEtal

Matt Gardner – AMPS Research

Simon Fritsch – AgriPath

Paul McIntosh – WeedSmart & Pulse Australia Agronomy 

Ian Porch – NSW Farmers

Planter bar & air cart representatives & manufacturers

Westmar - Register Here 

Gurley - Register Here

Mullaley - Register Here

Trangie - Register Here

Morning tea, lunch and refreshments provided.

For further information contact Sarah Ball (AMPS) on 0429 263 364.

Winter Planter Setup Workshops are an investment of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), led by AMPS Research.

NOTE: In the case of unsuitable weather, all events will still proceed. The majority of the event will be able to be held undercover.



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