Grains Research and Development

GRDC Radio (Western region)

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Each week we'll bring you news and information that is timely and relevant to the Western cropping region of Australia.

You can listen to GRDC Radio online if you wish, but they really come into their own as a podcast that you can listen to in a vehicle.

To subscribe to GRDC Radio, either search iTunes for "GRDC" and subscribe to your relevant region's podcast, or enter http://www.grdc.com.au/WWUpodcast into your podcast player when prompted for a feed address.

If you plan to subscribe to GRDC Radio on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, your podcasts will appear in the new Podcasts app, available for free from the App Store.

To listen to GRDC Radio online without subscribing to the podcast, click the links below to listen to or download individual episodes.

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  • 125: Help in the paddock

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    Publish Date
    24.06.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Monitoring, Crop Products, Crop Protection, Extension and Communication, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    125: Help in the paddock

    On this program, a couple of new apps available to help you in the paddock - a My Crop Oat app and a GRDC Ute Guide app on herbicide injury. Also this week, WA farmers reduce weed seed contamination of their sowing seed. Program runs 15 mins 44 secs.

  • 124: Overcoming copper deficiency

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    Publish Date
    16.06.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Nutrition, Crop Products, Crop Protection, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    124: Overcoming copper deficiency

    On this program, overcoming yield depleting copper deficiencies in this year's crops. And growers urged to monitor cereal crops for aphids. We include what to watch for in the event of a Russian Wheat Aphid incursion.

  • 123: Test strips reduce nitrogen risk

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    Publish Date
    08.06.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Monitoring, Crop Nutrition, Crop Protection, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    123: Test strips reduce nitrogen risk

    On this program, how creating test strips in your paddocks can help alleviate the risks associated with in season nitrogen top-ups. And chewing damage from cabbage aphids found to be significant on northern canola.

    Program runs 13 mins 40 secs

  • 122: Early blackleg emergence

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    Publish Date
    02.06.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Rotation and Planning, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    122: Early blackleg emergence

    On this program, blackleg in canola emerges early in central and southern WA. And on row sowing to overcome non-wetting soils - we find out about the latest research.

  • 121: Time to graze cereals

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    Publish Date
    27.05.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Harvesting and Storage, Rotation and Planning, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    121: Time to graze cereals

    On this program, the latest advice on grazing cereal crops - the time is right. also growers urged to monitor mouse numbers over winter. A report on the new Integrated Harrington Weed Destrutor - coming to a harvester near you. And you are invited to a series of open meetings being staged by the GRDC RCSNs.

  • 120: Saving clethodim & saving canola seed costs

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    Publish Date
    19.05.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Rotation and Planning
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    120: Saving clethodim & saving canola seed costs

    On this program, trials using precision planters save big dollars in the cost of canola seed. And how to slow the onset of ryegrass resistance to clethodim.

  • 119: Nozzles ain't Nozzles (the good oil on nozzle selection)

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    Publish Date
    13.05.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Monitoring, Crop Nutrition, Crop Protection
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    119: Nozzles ain't Nozzles (the good oil on nozzle selection)

    On this program, the results of a WA trial on the suitability of differing nozzle types in a WA environment. Also utilising UAVs to identify nutrient deficiencies.

  • 118: New ways to address soil compaction & soil acidity

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    Publish Date
    06.05.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Products, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    118: New ways to address soil compaction & soil acidity

    On this program, trials use a deep ripper to incorporate top soil show some success in overcoming soil compaction. And we hear about new trials to test the effectiveness of new products claiming to be alternatives to traditional lime used to fix soil acidity.

  • 117: Barley disease alert & meausring plant available water

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    Publish Date
    28.04.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Monitoring, Crop Protection, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt, Rotation and Planning, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
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    117: Barley disease alert & meausring plant available water

    On this program, growers urged to act to minimise the risk of barley disease this season, with large amounts of innoculum present in the south. Also CSIRO urges us to understand the plant available water capacity of our soils.

  • 116: Improving non-wetting gravel soils & the payoff from grazing sheep on stubble

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    Publish Date
    21.04.2016
    Region
    West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Nutrition, Crop Products, Rotation and Planning, R&D Investment Portfolio
    Contact
    Chris Brown
    Email
    chris@businessradio.com.au
    Phone
    02 4832 2062
    Download
    116: Improving non-wetting gravel soils & the payoff from grazing sheep on stubble

    On this program, research into improving non-wetting gravel soils, grazing sheep on stubble can pay off and the cost of weeds to WA growers.