The University of Sydney has for the second year in a row taken out line honours for the team category at the 2019 GrainGrowers Crops Competition held in South Australia this week. GrainGrowers Crops Competition brings together students from across Australia and internationally and enables them to apply their classroom knowledge to on-farm conditions.
Students took part in a mixture of theory and hands-on tests covering agronomics and farm business management. Challenges included seed identification, in-field crop inspections, weed identification and diagnosing crop diseases.
It was a United States victory over Australia in the individual category with Luke Ryan from Kansas State taking out first place. The top three Australian individual students will now be heading to the United States courtesy of GrainGrowers to take part in a Crops Competition there.
2019 competing universities:
- Kansas State
- South Dakota State
- La Trobe
- Charles Sturt University
- University of Adelaide
- University of Sydney
- University of Western Australia
2019 university winners:
1st place: University of Sydney
2nd place: Kansas State
3rd place: Charles Sturt University
2019 individual winners:
1st place: Luke Ryan, Kansas State
2nd place: Meg Brown, University of Sydney
3rd place: Ryan Malone, Charles Sturt University
4th place: Zali Mahony, University of Sydney
GrainGrowers would like to thank new and continued partners of the Crops Competition as without them the competition would not be where it is today. For opportunities to partner with GrainGrowers Crops Competition in 2019 and beyond please contact firstname.lastname@example.org