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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.

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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.

  • Nitrogen in 2014

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    14.04.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Crop Nutrition
    Contact
    Jim Laycock, Incitec Pivot
    Phone
    0427 006 047
    Email
    jim.laycock@incitecpivot.com.au
    Download
    Nitrogen in 2014

    Nitrogen application can be problematic for growers because of the variables that influence its application and amount. On this program we go through some rules of thumb on nitrogen use both at the beginning and the end of the season.

  • Biopesticides

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    07.04.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection
    Contact
    Gavin Ash, Charles Sturt University
    Phone
    02 6933 2765
    Email
    gash@csu.edu.au
    Download
    Biopesticides

    GRDC is funding research into the development of biopesticides that could be used on a broadacre scale to fight pests like aphids, blackleg and soil borne diseases. On this program Gavin Ash explains the challenges and the rewards of the research.

  • National Wheat Yield Targets

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    01.04.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Extension and Communication, Rotation and Planning, Variety Evaluation
    Contact
    Zvi Hochman, Prinicpal Research Scientists, CSIRO
    Phone
    07 3833 5733
    Email
    zvi.hochman@csiro.au
    Download
    National Wheat Yield Targets

    Farmers and their advisers will soon be able to benchmark themselves against existing average district wheat yields and the potential water limited wheat yields of their district. At the moment farmers nationally are only yielding around 48 percent of what is exploitable from their farms.

  • Blackleg and Sclerotinia Research

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    24.03.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Protection
    Contact
    Stephen Marcroft, Marcroft Grains Pathology
    Email
    steve@grainspathology.com.au
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    Blackleg and Sclerotinia Research

    On this program Stephen Marcroft from Marcroft Grains Pathology outlines future research into a variety of fungal diseases including Sclerotinia

  • Tactical Nitrogen

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    12.03.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Nutrition
    Contact
    Rob Norton, International Plant Nutrition Institute
    Phone
    0428 877 119
    Email
    rnorton@ipni.net
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    Tactical Nitrogen

    Farmers have been urged to get nitrogen into their crop efficiently and effectively. Rob Norton from the International Plant Nutrition Institute explains on this edition of GRDC Driving Agronomy.

  • Sowing Windows and Water Use Efficiency

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    03.03.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt
    Contact
    James Hunt
    Phone
    02 6246 5066
    Email
    james.hunt@csiro.au
    Download
    Sowing Windows and Water Use Efficiency

    Farmers are being encouraged to think broadly about sowing times to take more direct advantage of late summer rainfall. James Hunt from CSIRO talks about a three pronged approach which has been successful in higher rainfall zones of the southern region where winter wheat varieties are still available.

  • Rhizobial Inoculation

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    24.02.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Crop Protection
    Contact
    Maarten Ryder
    Phone
    0409 696 360
    Email
    maarten.ryder@adelaide.edu.au
    Download
    Rhizobial Inoculation

    A survey of growers has demonstrated a good understanding of rhizobial inoculation of legumes, but with some shortcomings when it comes to the details. We find out more on GRDC Driving Agronomy

  • Beyond Agronomy

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    10.02.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Building Capacity, Crop Establishment, Crop Products, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Extension and Communication
    Contact
    Steve Larocque
    Email
    steve@beyondagronomy.com
    Download
    Beyond Agronomy

    Countering many of the abiotic stresses experienced by crops is well within the grasp of farmers and can lead to increases in productivity. On this program, Canadian agronomist Steve Larocque explains his systems approach to agriculture.

  • Potassium: Frost and Drought

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    03.02.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Nutrition
    Contact
    Dr Richard Bell
    Phone
    0405 131 429
    Email
    r.bell@murdoch.edu.au
    Download
    Potassium: Frost and Drought

    New GRDC funded research will seek to find out if adding additional potassium to a crop will help it resist the stress of drought and frost. More information on GRDC Driving Agronomy.

  • Frost Tolerance Ratings on the Way

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    16.12.2013
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Quality/Standards, Variety Evaluation, Agronomy/Farming Systems
    Contact
    John Harvey
    Phone
    02 6166 4500
    Email
    john.harvey@grdc.com.au
    Download
    Frost Tolerance Ratings on the Way

    2015 will see the introduction of frost tolerance ratings in cereal crops. On this program GRDC Managing Director, John Harvey explains how it came about and also talks about some of the other R&D highlights of 2013.