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.

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    Nematode resistance

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

  • Yellow Spot breakthrough

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    30.06.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Breeding/New Varieties, Crop Protection, Pre breeding research, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Carloline Moffat
    Email
    caroline.moffat@curtin.edu.au
    Phone
    08 9266 9186
    Download
    Yellow Spot breakthrough

    Scientists at Curtin University have achieved a breakthrough in the control of Yellow Spot in wheat by finding a way to neutralise one of the genes that contribute to the disease.

  • eXtensionAUS trial underway

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    23.06.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Building Capacity, Extension and Communication
    Contact
    Gavin Beever
    Email
    gavin.beever@orm.com.au
    Phone
    0438 416 176
    Download
    eXtensionAUS trial underway

    A new online resource is being trialled. eXtensionAUS aims to widen the network of professional advice to which growers and their advisers have access.

  • Haloxyfop clarification

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    16.06.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Protection, Quality/Standards
    Contact
    Ken Young
    Email
    ken.young@grdc.com.au
    Phone
    02 6166 4500
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    Haloxyfop clarification

    The directions surrounding the use of the herbicide Haloxyfop have been clarified. Find out more about this important issue on GRDC Driving Agronomy.

  • Chemical Label Rates

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    10.06.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Products, Crop Protection
    Contact
    Tim Condon
    Email
    tcondon@deltaag.com.au
    Phone
    02 6386 2118
    Download
    Chemical Label Rates

    Farmers are often told to use full label rates when applying chemicals. On this program some of the trickier questions relating to label rates are answered.

  • Seed Grain Quality

    Audio

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    Publish Date
    02.06.2014
    Region
    National
    R&D Area
    Crop Establishment, Harvesting and Storage
    Contact
    Phil Burrill
    Email
    philip.burrill@daff.qld.gov.au
    Phone
    0427 696 500
    Download
    Seed Grain Quality

    Grain growers are being urged to check the quality of their seed grain following concern over insect infestation of some silos.