Grains Research and Development

Date: 26.11.2013

Harvest's hottest hits

Author: Sharon Watt
Keith Pengilly

Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin. An audio compact disc featuring some of the hottest cropping topics has been released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The Southern Region Driving Agronomy CD comprises 14 tracks to give growers the latest information on a range of agronomic issues and opportunities. The CD begins with a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley and an overview of the new southern stubble management initiative by GRDC Regional Grower Services Manager for the south, Andrew Rice.

Driving Agronomy presenter Chris Brown interviews some of the nation’s leading researchers and cropping experts on topics such as herbicide resistance and testing, wild radish and ryegrass control, grain storage, inoculating legumes and longer season varieties. Soil organic carbon, breeding resistance, slug research, export fodder and collaborative farming are also discussed.

The disc is included in the November-December edition of GRDC’s Ground Cover magazine. If you are pressed for time to read the new edition of Ground Cover then you can download an audio presentation of the magazine. Ground Cover Radio is now available through iTunes by searching for GRDC or go to if you have another platform. Snapshots of about 30 of the top stories from the magazine are presented by hosts Chris Brown and Linda Allan.

GRDC Driving Agronomy podcasts are also now available from the iTunes Store. The free podcasts are released weekly and discuss GRDC’s research, development and extension investments. The podcasts are a perfect companion to GRDC Driving Agronomy, heard each week on many commercial radio stations. If listeners miss an episode on radio or want to hear it again, they now can, by having the podcasts delivered automatically. Each week a new Driving Agronomy podcast will be sent to the podcast subscriber’s iPhone or iPad as it becomes available. For instructions on how to subscribe via platforms other than iTunes, or to download previous programs, visit


Caption: The Driving Agronomy CD includes a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley.


Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675100 

GRDC Project Code OBR0003

Region South, North