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.

  • 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.

  • Wider Row Spacings

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    29.09.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Nutrition, Crop Protection, Extension and Communication, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Nick Poole
    Email
    poolen@far.org.nz
    Download
    Wider Row Spacings

    Farmers have moved their crops wider apart in recent years. A new study reveals the upsides and downsides.

  • Good Nematodes

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    15.09.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Environment / Climate / Land Mgt
    Contact
    Katherine Linsell
    Email
    katherine.linsell@sa.gov.au
    Phone
    08 8303 9459
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    Good Nematodes

    Scientists at SARDI are developing a test to measure the health of soil by quantifying the number of "good" or free living nematodes present in soil samples.

  • Summer Fallow

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    08.09.2014
    Region
    National, North, South, West
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Tim Condon
    Email
    tcondon@deltaag.com.au
    Phone
    0427 426 501
    Download
    Driving Agronomy: Summer Fallow

    Farmers have been urged to carefully plan their weed management in fallow paddocks before bringing them back into crop production.

  • Storage Challenge

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    25.08.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Biosecurity/Market Area, Crop Products, Crop Protection, Quality/Standards
    Contact
    Chris Warrick
    Email
    mrchriswarrick@hotmail.com
    Phone
    0427 247 476
    Download
    Storage Challenge

    With insect pests in grain storage continuing to cause problems, farmers who are winning the battle are attracting premiums from buyers.

  • Flying High

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    04.08.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Crop Monitoring, Crop Nutrition, Crop Protection
    Contact
    Brad Donald
    Email
    bradley.donald@elders.com.au
    Phone
    0427 103 739
    Download
    Flying High

    The potential for unmanned aerial vehicles to advance agriculture is possibly huge. On this program we speak to one agronomist who has invested early in this technology.

  • Micronutrient study

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    28.07.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Nutrition, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt
    Contact
    Nigel Wilhelm
    Email
    nigel.wilhelm@sa.gov.au
    Phone
    0407 185 501
    Download
    Micronutrient study

    A national research study is underway, funded by GRDC, to find the best methods to deliver micronutrients to our soils.

  • New treatment for Rhizoctonia

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    21.07.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Products, Crop Protection, Pre breeding research
    Contact
    Alan McKay
    Email
    alan.mckay@sa.gov.au
    Phone
    08 8303 9375
    Download
    New treatment for Rhizoctonia

    New fungicide options are on the way for the treatment of the soil borne pathogen, Rhizoctonia

  • Perennial wheat

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    14.07.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Breeding/New Varieties, Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Pre breeding research, Variety Evaluation
    Contact
    Matthew Newell
    Email
    matt.newell@dpi.nsw.gov.au
    Phone
    02 6342 3862
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    Perennial wheat

    Perennial wheat is on the drawing board for Australian grain growers. Find out more on this edition of GRDC Driving Agronomy.

  • Nematode resistance

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    07.07.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Breeding/New Varieties, Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Pre breeding research
    Contact
    Dr John Thompson
    Email
    john.thompson@usq.edu.au
    Phone
    07 46398806
    Download
    Nematode resistance

    Australian scientists are close to delivering to breeders lines of wheat that have resistance to the two most common root lesion nematodes.