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Episode 265: Setting up your mungbean crop for success

What does it take to optimise mungbean yields in Australia’s northern growing region? mungbean, yield, Australian Mungbean Association

Episode 264: Managing fusarium wilt in mungbeans

Fusarium wilt is significant mungbean disease that can result in up to 80 per cent yield loss. mungbean, fusarium wilt, disease

Episode 263: A new era for oat breeding

The National Oat Breeding Program, backed by joint $5.4 million investment from AgriFutures Australia and GRDC, is being propelled into a new era under the leadership of commercial breeding company, InterGrain. oats, intergrain, NOBP, oat breeding, national oat breeding program

Episode 262: Optimising irrigated grains

irrigation, agronomy, maize, chickpea, faba bean, canola, barley, durum, investment, OIG

Episode 261: The versatility of vetch

In this podcast, program leader Stuart Nagel explores the history of vetch and its adaptability in cropping and mixed farming systems. vetch, Volga, Timok, Studenica, NVBP, SARDI, investment

Episode 260: Slug control across southern Australia

After favourable springs in both 2020 and 2021, slug populations are on the rise and sliding into regions that don’t normally see them. slug, slug control, grey field slug, black keeled slug, slug bait, slug management

Episode 259: Grower insights on grazing crops under irrigation

irrigation, dual purpose crops, irrigated, mixed farming, grazing, grower case study

Episode 258: Area wide management for cropping systems weeds

A collaborative project, called area wide management for cropping systems weeds, is taking a unique approach to traditional weed control by collaborating beyond fence lines with varying land users across three pilot regions - the Sunraysia, the Darling Downs and the Murrumbidgee irrigation area. area wide management, weeds, cropping, systems, management, economic, opportunity

Episode 257: Mouse control in Western Australia

Across Western Australia’s grain growing regions, farmers are reporting increased mouse activity, sparking new concern about risks heading into the 2022 season. grdc, research, csiro, mouse, mice, management, risk, growers, control, workshops

Episode 256: Beat the heat with late winter sown sorghum

Scientists from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland have been trailing sowing the summer crop in winter. And while the trials have taken place in cool conditions, the results have proved to be red hot. grdc, research, development, cropping, sowing, sorghum, trials,

Episode 255: Annual ryegrass resistance to pre-emergent herbicides snapshot

Dr Peter Boutsalis from the University of Adelaide explains the resistance status of annual ryegrass to pre-emergent herbicides. grdc, research, herbicide, resistance, ryegrass, pre-emergent, investment

Episode 254: Stripe rust outlook for 2022

Dr Grant Hollaway from Agriculture Victoria and Professor Robert Park from the University of Sydney share all the details on the latest variety disease ratings and recommendations to help growers make informed stripe rust management decisions this season. grdc, research, risk, rust, variety disease ratings, recommendations, growers, management, cereals,

Episode 253: Getting the upper hand on annual ryegrass this season

In WA, a series of trials over several years has been studying the interaction between wheat seeding timing and pre emergent herbicides choice on annual ryegrass seed production, with some helpful results on offer. grdc, research, weeds, growers, ryegrass, cropping, trials, seeding, herbicides, resistance, canola

Episode 251: Grain storage

Grain storage is a long-term investment so it’s important to get it right from the start. Considerations need to include storage design and structural integrity, effective pressure testing and knowing how to seal silos correctly to achieve successful fumigation. Manufactures are a good source of information, but make sure they’re not your onlysource. And that’s where GRDC’sGrain Storage Extension Projectcan help. In this podcastnational extension team member Ben White takes youthrough the latest evolution in Silo features and pressure testing methods. grains storage, ben white, grain storage, stored grain, grain storage extension project, pressure testing methods, on-farm storage, storage, management, Chris Warrick