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.

  • Narrow Windrow Burning

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    09.12.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Crop Protection, Extension and Communication, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
    Download
    Narrow Windrow Burning

    WA grower Doug Smith, offers some advice to people considering narrow windrow burning as a way of controlling the spread of weed seeds during harvest.

  • Weed Seed Exposed

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    09.12.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    Dr Michael Walsh
    Email
    michael.walsh@uwa.edu.au
    Phone
    08 6488 7872
    Download
    Weed Seed Exposed

    Research carried out by the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative has uncovered the habits of major weed seeds at harvest time.

  • Farm Boards

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    04.12.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Business Management
    Contact
    Bill Long, Ag Consulting
    Email
    acc@agconsulting.com.au
    Phone
    0438 373 993
    Download
    Farm Boards

    Farm advisory boards or panels are becoming more widely used by farmers who want to achieve a more strategic approach to their farming business.

  • Warning over weed resistance

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    25.11.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Protection, Harvesting and Storage, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Mike Ashworth
    Email
    ashwom01@student.uwa.edu.au
    Phone
    08 6488 7980
    Download
    Warning over weed resistance

    Research has found that weeds can also become resistant to the non chemical weed control technique of harvest weed seed control.

  • Cleaning Seed

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    18.11.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    Mechelle Owen
    Email
    mechelle.owen@uwa.edu.au
    Phone
    08 6488 1512
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    Cleaning Seed

    A survey of growers' retained sowing seed has found high levels of contamination with herbicide resistant weed seed.

  • Make Money from Storage

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    11.11.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Business Management, Extension and Communication, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    Chris Warrick
    Email
    info@storedgrain.com.au
    Phone
    0427 247 476
    Download
    Make Money from Storage

    Grain storage expert, Chris Warrick takes us through some of the issues you need to consider when deciding the economic viability of purchasing new grain storage

  • Test Your Weeds

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    03.11.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection, Extension and Communication, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    John Broster
    Email
    jbroster@csu.edu.au
    Phone
    02 6933 4001
    Download
    Test Your Weeds

    Grain growers are being encouraged to carry paper envelopes in their harvesters to collect for testing weeds they suspect of being herbicide resistant.

  • Better Weather

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    28.10.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Business Management, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt
    Contact
    Robin Schaefer
    Email
    rsc10092@bigpond.net.au
    Phone
    08 8584 6350
    Download
    Better Weather

    Weather forecasting is becoming more accurate. True! Find out why on GRDC Driving Agronomy.

  • Testing Times

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    13.10.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Extension and Communication
    Contact
    Andrew Storrie
    Email
    andrew@agronomo.com.au
    Phone
    08 9842 3598
    Download
    Testing Times

    Records show that there has been some increased testing of plants for herbicide resistance in the last couple of years, but not really among individual farmers or individual agronomists. We examine why that's the case.

  • Fixing Nitrogen

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    07.10.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Nutrition
    Contact
    Professor Michael Russelle, US Department of Agriculture
    Email
    Michael.Russelle@ars.usda.gov
    Download
    Fixing Nitrogen

    World leading nitrogen scientists gathered recently in Adelaide. On this program we speak to Professor Micahael Russelle from the USDA about nitrogen fixation.