Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

CSU team counts down to crop comp

Charles Sturt University (CSU) students will put their knowledge of agronomy, crop production and management into practice this week at the Australian Universities Crops Competition (AUCC).

Sam O'Rafferty, Hayden Petty (NSW DPI, 2016 competitor), Tyson Wicks, Javi Atayde (Honours Student, 2016 competitor), Nathan Hatty and Luke Baker.The annual event is hosted by GrainGrowers to expose students to all aspects of the supply chain testing their knowledge about production from input costs and variety selection to yield potential and end uses.

CSU will be represented by Mr Sam O'Rafferty, Mr Tyson Wicks, Mr Nathan Hatty and Mr Luke Baker.

Team coach, CSU lecturer in crop science from the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Dr Sergio Moroni said, “The Charles Sturt University team has been busy preparing for the event, training in the field and the laboratory to hone their skills.

“The students have also enjoyed working with past AUCC competitors Mr Hayden Petty and Mr Javier Atayde who have been able to share their knowledge and experience.

“This year is the 10th anniversary of the competition and Charles Sturt University has participated in every event every year since its inception.”

The team from CSU’s School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences is supported by the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation.

The AUCC will be held at Temora from Tuesday 25 September to Thursday 27 September 2017.