Enter the world of podcasts from your tractor cab

Author: Natalie Lee | Date: 15 Apr 2016

Farming in a paddock.

GRDC podcasts are an ideal way of keeping up to date with research during seeding time, and are simple to use.

Photo: GRDC

Grain growers are invited into the world of podcasts as they get ready to spend many hours in the tractor cabin sowing this year’s winter crop.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) produces a range of podcasts aimed at bringing the latest research results to growers in an easy-to-listen-to format.

Growers can subscribe to the podcasts by going to the iTunes store on their iPhone or iPad and searching the word ‘GRDC’. Those with an Android™ phone or tablet can visit GRDC Podcasts for information on how to subscribe to the podcasts.

They will find several podcasts hosted by presenter Chris Brown including the weekly five minute GRDC Driving Agronomy which focuses on research of national relevance.

The weekly regional update podcasts bring the latest news and information from each of the three GRDC growing regions. These programs usually last 10 to 20 minutes.

And you don’t have to miss out on the Ground Cover magazine while you are sowing the winter crop. Ground Cover Radio has got you covered with a quick look at the top 30 stories in the magazine. Ground Cover Radio runs for about 35 minutes.

Podcasts are an easy way of keeping up to date with research and are simple to use. Once you subscribe, you are notified when a new podcast becomes available. You then play the program the same way you play music from your phone in your vehicle.

Some of the recent stories featured on GRDC podcasts look at using pre-emergent herbicides effectively. This series of four interviews was based on a GRDC-funded workshop on soil behaviour when using pre-emergent herbicides.

Also featured recently are interviews with Australia’s leading researchers following their presentations to GRDC Grains Research Updates around the country on topics as diverse as micro-nutrients, east-west sowing and the new frost ranking information.

Contact Details


Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827

GRDC Project Code OBR00004, OBR00005

Region National