Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 4440 IREC Farmers' Newsletter No. 197 — Autumn 2017 TOAST, TEA AND TOP PRIORITY R&D ISSUES Breakfast meetings across the MIA attracted a good number of irrigators and IREC was able to determine priority R&D issues. l  A series of breakfast meetings conducted by IREC in February asked irrigators to nominate their top issues for research for the benefit of all industry sectors in the Murrumbidgee Valley. l  Spray drift, herbicide resistance and crop rotations were amongst the priority issues at four different meetings. Interestingly, crop rotations and herbicide resistance were top issues arising from the 2014 meetings. l  IREC was able to report on projects that had been instigated as a result of the 2014 breakfast meetings, namely the Maximising Irrigation Profitability and Optimising the Management of Manures in Southern NSW Cotton Production projects. Spray drift, herbicide resistance and crop rotations were among high priority research issues identified by irrigators at a recent round of breakfast meetings conducted by IREC. Iva Quarisa Executive Officer, IREC BREAKFAST meetings were conducted across the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area in February to find out from growers and advisors what issues they saw as vital and requiring research, and ranking these issues in priority order. The research ideas were framed around what research would have benefit across the range of industry sectors in irrigated cropping in the Murrumbidgee Valley. The meetings, held at Gogeldrie, Yenda, Coleambally and Benerembah, were similar to those run in 2014. As with the last round, meetings were held at drawcard sites so attendees could look at current research or innovations in irrigated farming. This year the meetings featured use of drones, new varieties and an automated supply irrigation layout. QUICK TAKE