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.

  • 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
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    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.

  • New Predicta B tests

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    14.02.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Nutrition, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Extension and Communication, Rotation and Planning, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Alan McKay
    Email
    alan.mckay@sa.gov.au
    Phone
    08 8303 9392
    Download
    New Predicta B tests

    Farmers are being encouraged to test their soils for pathogens in the lead up to the 2015 winter cropping season using Predicta B testing. However, new sampling protocols have come into place

  • Using crops to control weeds

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    09.02.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Protection
    Contact
    Deirdre Lemerle
    Email
    dlemerle@csu.edu.au
    Phone
    02 6933 4398
    Download
    Using crops to control weeds

    Starving weeds of light and space to grow has been show to be another effective weed control tool for croppers.

  • The Year of Pulses

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    04.02.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Extension and Communication, Quality/Standards, Variety Evaluation
    Contact
    Georgie Aley
    Email
    contactus@ginc.org.au
    Phone
    02 8877 7877
    Download
    The Year of Pulses

    Next year is the United Nations sanctioned International Year of Pulse. We speak to the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council to find out what's happening in Australia.

  • Nitrogen Management

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    28.01.2015
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Nutrition, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    John Angus
    Email
    John.Angus@csiro.au
    Phone
    02 6246 5095
    Download
    Nitrogen Management

    Nitrogen is one of the most important fertilisers in cropping but can be the most difficult to manage.

  • 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.