Long coleoptile – Going to great depths to avoid rhizoctonia
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
1w ago
New research insights suggest that deep sown long coleoptile wheat (LCW) varieties is an effective way to avoid rhizoctonia infection.  It’s one of the many added benefits of LCW emerging as part of a $12.7 million GRDC investment to provide growers with the knowledge and tools to integrate LCW into their farming systems once the genetics become commercially available.   In this podcast we hear all about the rhizoctonia research from two project participants, Dr Jonathan Anderson and Michael Lamond. This four-year long coleoptile wheat project, made possible with GRDC inves ..read more
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Emerging leader – Jana Freebairn
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
2w ago
The GRDC Emerging Leader Award recognises the commitment of a professional with less than ten years’ experience in the grains industry. At the Adelaide GRDC update event in February 2024, Jana Freebairn (nee Dixon) was presented with the Emerging Leader Award for her work as an agronomy consultant helping deliver benchmarking and on-farm management succession services. Since finishing a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide five years ago, Jana has quickly become a highly regarded agronomic advisor in South Australia's lower and mid-north grain growing regions.  ..read more
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Legume Leaders – Ed Naisbitt: getting the most from your lupin crop
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
1M ago
In the Lake Grace area, grower Ed Naisbitt has been growing lupins on the family farm for 40 years. It was a crop initially established by his father, and one that has remained a constant in the rotation as the years have gone by.  Ed is a part of the cohort of 'Legume Leaders' that has been established by the Grower Group Alliance, with investment from GRDC. These leaders are sharing their insights on the various legume crops over a seven-part series throughout 2024.  In this episode, Ed tells us about why he has stuck with lupins for four decades and the many benefits they bring to ..read more
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Why the long coleoptile?
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
1M ago
Long coleoptile wheat (LCW) varieties are proving to be a good insurance policy to ensure emergence in ameliorated soil.   This is one of the many positive findings so far from the national $12.7m GRDC investment to help Australian growers integrate long coleoptile wheat into their farming systems once the genetics are commercially available.  In this podcast, we hear from Dr Stephen Davies from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the CSIRO’s Dr Greg Rebetzke on the trial results and insights on how long coleoptile wheat varieties can improv ..read more
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Regenerative – it’s just a word
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
1M ago
Does the term 'regenerative agriculture' make you want to high-five the farmer next to you, or send you running for the hills? In this week's podcast we talk to Dr Hanabeth Luke (Southern Cross University) and Victorian grain grower and GRDC Southern Panel member Tim McClelland about regenerative agriculture - what it means and what indicators we could use to measure progress towards improved soil health and farm resilience.   The research team is looking for a broad range of growers to get involved, whether they see the type of farming they are doing as regenerative, sustainable, or ..read more
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GRDC in Conversation: Steve Madden
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
1M ago
?️ Today's 'GRDC in Conversation' podcast interview is with Steve Madden  Steve Madden has over 30 years experience as an agronomist and is the inventor of an insect management device called Crop Capsule. In this GRDC in Conversation episode with Oli Le Lievre, Steve discusses his career progression, advancements in agricultural technology, using beneficial insects to manage pests in crops, the process in commercialising a product, agricultural community, evolutions and opportunities in the sector and learning from the generations before.  Download the transcript for this episode Mor ..read more
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Emerging leader – Robert Harrison
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
1M ago
The GRDC Emerging Leader Award recognises the commitment of a professional with less than ten years’ experience in the grains industry. At the Perth GRDC update event in February 2024, Robert Harrison was presented with the Emerging Leader Award for his valuable work in legume and pasture agronomy.   Robert is a research scientist at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Murdoch University.  Download the transcript for this episode Contact Robert Harrison, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) More information Groun ..read more
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GRDC in Conversation: Tony Lockrey
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
1M ago
?️ Today's 'GRDC in Conversation' podcast interview is with Tony Lockrey Tony Lockrey is both a farmer and agronomist based in the farming community of Moree, New South Wales. Tony's contributions extend beyond aiding farmers with their cropping programs; he has emerged as a prominent figure in fostering safe spaces and facilitating important conversations. In this GRDC in Conversation episode with Oli Le Lievre, Tony discusses farming practises and cropping rotations in the area, his career path in agronomy and farming, innovation and sustainability, mentorships, importance of community and c ..read more
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Improving input use – a case study with James Venning and Andrew Sargent
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
2M ago
Precision agriculture has been around for a while and it's meant to make a difference for the better, but does it always? In this episode we’re joined by two growers in similar parts of South Australia who have different takes on the value of precision ag or PA. James Venning, near Bute, has continually experimented with everything from variable-rate seeders to protein monitors. Nearby at Crystal Brook, Andrew Sargent's family were early adopters of precision ag. Download the transcript for this episode Contact James Venning    Bute grower  barungagrains@gmail.com Andrew Sargent  ..read more
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GRDC in Conversation: John Hamparsum
GRDC Podcast
by Grains Research and Development Corporation
2M ago
?️ Today's 'GRDC in Conversation' podcast interview is with John Hamparsum   John Hamparsum farms on black soil plains near Gunnedah, New South Wales, in partnership with his sister. His father purchased the property from a soldier-settler in 1961 and it is now 1500 hectares of mostly irrigated land. In this GRDC in Conversation episode with Oli Le Lievre, John discusses his family history, the challenging period and learnings following his fathers passing, sustainable farming practices, soil health, business and emotional implications from adversity and mental health support through ..read more
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