Grains Research and Development

Driving Agronomy Podcasts

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Driving Agronomy podcasts are released weekly and discuss various agronomic issues to assist and inform those in the Australian grain industry.

Driving Agronomy is now available as a podcast via iTunes and other podcast players.

To subscribe via iTunes, simply search for "Driving Agronomy" in the iTunes Store and click the "Subscribe" link. Alternately, you can click here to open the Driving Agronomy podcast in iTunes Preview in your browser.

If you plan to subscribe to Driving Agronomy on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, your podcasts will appear in the new Podcasts app, available for free from the App Store.

To subscribe to the Driving Agronomy podcast using a different podcast player, enter the following URL when prompted: http://www.grdc.com.au/DAPodcast 

To listen to Driving Agronomy online without subscribing to the podcast, click the links below to listen to individual episodes.

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About Driving Agronomy Podcasts

Driving Agronomy podcasts are short audio files available in MP3 format. These files can be downloaded directly from the GRDC Website or listeners can subscribe to Driving Agronomy through podcast subscription services such as iTunes or Zune.

Podcasts can be refined in several ways using the Filter Module. Filtering by location allows listeners to find podcasts recorded in their local area. Filtering by category allows listeners to filter by Region, by Research and Development Area or by publication date. If a listener knows the title of the podcast, the A-Z Filter enables filtering by the first letter of the podcast title.

  • Climate Change Virus Threat

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    06.05.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Breeding/New Varieties, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Pre breeding research, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Piotr Trebicki
    Download
    Climate Change Virus Threat

    Increased CO2 levels as a result of climate change could lead to an increase in virus severity hitting Australian crops.

  • Early Sowing

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    29.04.2015
    Region
    National, North, South, West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Building Capacity, Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    James Hunt
    Email
    james.hunt@csiro.au
    Phone
    02 6246 5066
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    Early Sowing

    CSIRO's James Hunt discusses some of the benefits and pitfalls of early sowing.

  • Cost of Weeds

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    27.04.2015
    Region
    National, North, South, West
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection, Extension and Communication
    Contact
    Rick Llewellyn
    Email
    rick.llewellyn@csiro.au
    Phone
    08 8303 8502
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    Cost of Weeds

    We hear about the high economic cost of weeds to the cropping industry and how it compares to a decade ago.

  • Soil Water Measure

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    06.04.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Building Capacity, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Extension and Communication
    Contact
    Byron Birch
    Email
    byron@rimanui.com.au
    Phone
    0438 549 481
    Download
    Soil Water Measure

    Farmers are beginning to measure soil moisture with electro-magnetic mapping (EM38) technology.

  • Russian Wheat on the Rise

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    30.03.2015
    Region
    National, Overseas
    R&D Area
    Extension and Communication
    Download
    Russian Wheat on the Rise

    Russia has moved from a net importer of grain to one of the worlds biggest exporters in 10 years. How did it happen?

  • Low Rainfall Break Crops

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    23.03.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Building Capacity, Crop Establishment, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Extension and Communication, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Roger Lawes
    Email
    roger.lawes@csiro.net.au
    Phone
    08 9333 6455
    Download
    Low Rainfall Break Crops

    Research done by the CSIRO has challenged accepted wisdom about the value of break crops in a low rainfall environment.

  • Divine Water Reader

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    17.03.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Brett Robinson
    Email
    brett.robinson@usq.edu.au
    Phone
    0407 313 656
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    Divine Water Reader

    A new smart phone app is being developed that can estimate soil water levels.

  • Improving Yield

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    06.03.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Business Management
    Contact
    Harm van Rees
    Email
    harm@cropfacts.com.au
    Download
    Improving Yield

    Harm van Rees from Cropfacts Pty Ltd discusses the important issue of bridging the gap between actual yield and potential yield.

  • New Frost Ratings

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    27.02.2015
    Region
    National, North, South, West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Building Capacity, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Extension and Communication, Rotation and Planning, R&D Investment Portfolio, Variety Evaluation
    Contact
    Ben Biddulph
    Email
    ben.biddulph@agric.wa.gov.au
    Phone
    08 9368 3431
    Download
    New Frost Ratings

    After years of GRDC funded research, new frost ratings for wheat are set to be released this year.

  • Frost To Stay

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    20.02.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Steven Crimp
    Email
    steven.crimp@csiro.au
    Phone
    02 6246 4095
    Download
    Frost To Stay

    The incidence of frost in southern Australia has increased and the frost window has widened at a time when temperatures are warming.