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.

  • Caution over back to back pulses

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    01.02.2016
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Protection, Extension and Communication, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Gordon Cumming
    Phone
    0408 923 474
    Download
    Caution over back to back pulses

    Growers are urged to show caution before planting back to back pulses because of disease risks.

  • Doing the Sums

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    16.12.2015
    Region
    National, North, South, West
    R&D Area
    Business Management
    Contact
    Mike Krause
    Email
    contact@p2pagri.com.au
    Phone
    0408 967 122
    Download
    Doing the Sums

    It's the time of the year when farmers assess their financial performance. We talk to a specialist in farm accounting.

  • Variety Checks Increase

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    30.11.2015
    Region
    National, North, South, West
    R&D Area
    Business Management, Breeding/New Varieties, Extension and Communication, Harvesting and Storage, Pre breeding research, R&D Investment Portfolio, Quality/Standards, Variety Evaluation
    Contact
    Denis McGrath
    Email
    denis@seedvise.com.au
    Download
    Variety Checks Increase

    An increased number of random checks on grain variety declarations will take place this harvest.

  • Objective Pulse Quality

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    27.11.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Breeding/New Varieties, Extension and Communication, Harvesting and Storage, Pre breeding research, R&D Investment Portfolio, Quality/Standards, Variety Evaluation
    Contact
    Joe Panozzo
    Email
    joe.panozzo@ecodev.vic.gov.au
    Phone
    0418 365 310
    Download
    Objective Pulse Quality

    Researchers are developing a method of objectively measuring the quality of pulses which will speed up research into new varieties.
    Program runs: 4 mins 57 secs

  • Starving Grain Bugs

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    23.11.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection, Harvesting and Storage, R&D Investment Portfolio, Quality/Standards
    Contact
    James Newman
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    Starving Grain Bugs

    An on-farm trial has begun into controlling insects in stored grain by starving them of oxygen.
    Program runs: 5 mins

  • New Frost Project

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    16.11.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Breeding/New Varieties, Crop Protection, Pre breeding research, Rotation and Planning, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Steven Crimp
    Email
    steven.crimp@csiro.au
    Phone
    02 6246 4095
    Download
    New Frost Project

    Researchers are working on early identification of frost damage levels to mitigate losses to farmers.
    Program runs: 5 mins

  • Phosphine Resistance

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    03.11.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Monitoring, Crop Products, Crop Protection, Extension and Communication, Harvesting and Storage, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Paul Ebert
    Email
    p.ebert@uq.edu.au
    Phone
    07 3365 2973
    Download
    Phosphine Resistance

    How can growers can ensure grain fumigants will continue in the long term to be effective against grain storage insects? Find out on GRDC Driving Agrononmy

  • Storage Aeration

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    26.10.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Products, Crop Protection, Extension and Communication, Harvesting and Storage, Quality/Standards
    Contact
    Chris Warrick
    Email
    info@storedgrain.com.au
    Phone
    1800 933 845
    Download
    Storage Aeration

    Aerating hot grain is one way to control insect pests in silos. The options explained on GRDC Driving Agronomy.

  • Gas Tight Storage

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    21.10.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    Peter Botta
    Phone
    0417 501 890
    Download
    Gas Tight Storage

    Are farmers buying the right silos for their needs? We find out on this edition of Driving Agronomy.

  • Harvester Fires

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    21.10.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    Ben White
    Email
    ben.white@kondinin.com.au
    Download
    Harvester Fires

    There are ways to minimise the risk of harvester fires. Find out more on GRDC Driving Agronomy.