Listen to the GRDC podcast and other podcasts covering issues and topics affecting Australian grain growers.
Previous episodes include:
- Optimising Weed Control With Crop Row Spacing: As a form of weed control in crops reducing row spacing can have a significant impact on weed populations. Chris Roche and Paul McIntosh pass on their experiences in this podcast.
- Soil Amelioration – WA: WA’s sand plain soils feature multiple constraints including water repellence, acidity and compaction, all focus points of GRDC’s $33-million-dollar investment in the Soil Constraints West Project.
- Soil Constraints – WA: Soil constraints are reducing grain grower profitability in Western Australia. Soil compaction, low pH and water repellence are estimated to cost the state’s grains industry a billion dollars annually in lost productivity.
- Grain Storage Bunkers: Philip Burrill from Queensland’s department of Agriculture & Fisheries’ post harvest team and a member of GRDC’s national grain storage extension team discusses what to consider if planning to construct a bunker or grain storage pad.
- Deep Placement Of P And K: GRDC funded research is revealing the importance of managing nutrient availability to the crop deeper in the soil profile. On this podcast, David Lester from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), joins Darling Downs farmer John Alexander to talk about the encouraging results of trials in which phosphorus and potassium were placed deep below the soil surface.
- Sorghum Row Spacing For Weed Management: GRDC’s multi million dollar investment in sorghum research is looking for ways to maximise yield and profitability while positioning the crop in total farming systems.
- Lifting HRZ Cereal Yields: In this podcast you’ll hear from GRDC’s MD Dr Steve Jefferies talk about two GRDC investments that are working to address this challenge, to help Tasmanian, and high rainfall zone cereal growers on the mainland, close the yield gap and develop new fungicide management strategies.