Grains Research and Development

GroundCover TV

GroundCover TV reports on GRDC supported Research and Development, talking directly with researchers, grain growers and those who extend research outcomes, to help grain growers adopt rewarding and improved farming practices.

To watch GroundCover TV click on an episode link below.

You can also watch GroundCover TV online via The GRDC's YouTube Channel. Subscribe to our channel to receive the latest videos.

To provide feedback on GroundCover TV or to suggest a story, email: groundcovertv@grdc.com.au

  • Episode 19: May 2016

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    Close up of Feathertop Rhodes Grass

    Date
    27.04.2016
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Episode 19 of GroundCover TV includes stories on
    * Feathertop Rhodes Grass
    * Dual Purpose Wheat
    * Implementing a Different Mix
    * Root Lesion Nematodes
    * Different Seeders - Different Yields

  • Episode 18: January 2016

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    Date
    11.01.2016
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Episode 18 of GroundCover TV includes stories on
    * The International Wheat Yield Partnership
    * Triple Rust Resistance
    * A grain growers’s perspective on the Northern Farming System project
    * AGFACE - the impact of rising CO2 levels.
    * Adult Plant Resistance to rust
    * Storing Planting Seed
    * Grain Bags - best practice

  • Episode 17: September 2015

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    Date
    22.09.2015
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Episode 17 of GroundCover TV includes stories on:
    • Early seeding research in the Western region
    • Legume nodulation sampling tips
    • Slugs and snails, monitoring and baiting advice
    • Southern Farming Systems seeder trial and more....

  • Episode 16: May 2015

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    Date
    01.05.2015
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Episode 16 of GroundCover TV includes stories on:
    • Pulse herbicide tolerance
    • Options after frost
    • Safety around grain storage
    • Australian pastures genebank and more....

  • Episode 15: January 2015

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    Date
    15.01.2015
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Episode 15 of GroundCover TV includes stories on cereal variety frost ratings; optimal flowering for maximising whole farm wheat yields; stubble’s impact on crop emergence; dual purpose canola for grain & graze enterprises; staying ahead of net form net blotch; harvest weed seed control plus more and a special report of beet western yellows virus and the green peach aphid.

  • Episode 14: August 2014

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    View of nozzles on underside of wing of aerial agriculture aircraft

    Date
    14.08.2014
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Episode 14 of GroundCover TV includes stories on the latest Spray Drift Reducing Technologies; Nitrogen Deficiency; the MyCrop App; early control of Wild Radish; break crop options for Low Rainfall Zones (LRZs) and their use in tackling grassy weeds; breeding ultra early peanut varieties; peanut disease resistance; research into grain legume rotations in sugar cane; and an interview with GRDC Managing Director John Harvey covering bilateral research agreements and the new extension platform eXtensionAUS.com.au

  • Latest Stories

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    Date
    22.05.2014
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Find the latest stories from GroundCover TV covering many of GRDC's research, development and extension projects.

  • Episode 13: May 2014

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    Date
    12.05.2014
    Region
    National, North, Overseas, South, West

    Episode 13 of GroundCover TV includes stories on polymers for non wetting soils; optimal flowering maximises whole farm wheat yield; phosphorus uptake; inoculating legumes; denitrification; setting research agendas; conical snails spreading; wheat varieties for 2014; and special features on sunflower harvesting & storage and wheat sowing strategies.

  • Episode 12: January 2014

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    Side view of a Mouldboard plough in action, with ploughed soil the the right and unploughed soil to the left.

    Date
    01.01.2014
    Region
    National, North, South, West
    Institution
    CSIRO, Private Sector, R&D Corporation, University, Agribusiness
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems, Crop Establishment, Crop Protection, Pre breeding research, Breeding/New Varieties, Crop Monitoring, Environment / Climate / Land Mgt

    Episode 12 of GroundCover TV includes stories on mouldboard ploughing; measuring cereal varieties' susceptibility to frost; a Blackleg management guide; subsoil manuring; break crops; more efficient use of soil water; the new chairman's focus on R&D; the challenging 2013 season providing valuable variety performance data and a series of stored grain management videos.

  • Episode 11: September 2013

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    a hand holding a mobile phone displaying the Insect ID app

    Date
    13.09.2013
    Region
    North, South, West
    R&D Area
    Agronomy/Farming Systems

    In this episode of GroundCover TV: Spray Drift Technology - how gear impacts; GRDC's Governance Review; Australian Wheat for China; Australian Grains Genebank; GRDC's Chairman stands down; Strategic Tillage - does no-till mean never-till?; Seasonal climate outlooks; InsectID app joins the Ute Guide series; New Regional Panels and Regional Cropping Solution Networks; and Rare Genetic Resource at Australian Grains Genebank.