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Investing in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers

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Investing in RD&E to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers

    Lentils A Viable Option In WA

    Lentils A Viable Option In WA

    Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development senior researcher Mark Seymour and Esperance Port Zone grain grower Ron Longbottom feature in this podcast about Lentils. In WA growers have been cautious about including this pulse in their cropping program because of variable yields and harvesting challenges. However new lentil varieties and modern harvester fronts have made the lentil a more viable option in cropping systems.

    • 6 min
    Making barley grass barely a problem

    Making barley grass barely a problem

    Barley grass in the southern cropping region is becoming more prominent as a problem weed for croppers – as herbicide resistance emerges and as the plant evolves develops new behaviours. A region wide series of trials is taking place, including work being carried out at Birchip in western Victoria by the Birchip Cropping Group, with the overall project being overseen by weed and cropping specialist, Associate Professor Gurjeet Gill from the University of Adelaide.

    Contact
    Claire Browne
    03 5492 2787

    Professor Gurjeet Gill
    08 8313 7744

    • 10 min
    These people will blow your mind – one story about SAGI

    These people will blow your mind – one story about SAGI

    And you thought you were responsible for that amazing wheat crop. Think again. There are people in back offices all over Australia who know the seed you sow, infinitely better that you could hope. These are the people of SAGI – Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry. The name does not even hint what SAGI does. Take a listen and find out about the best friends you will ever have in the grains industry.

    Contact:
    Dr Julian Taylor
    08 8313 2077
    Julian.taylor@adelaide.edu.au

    • 10 min
    Soil sampling – some farmers just don’t dig it

    Soil sampling – some farmers just don’t dig it

    How do you take soil samples from your paddocks? A leading soil scientist maintains that many farmers are leaving a lot of valuable information buried in the paddock, which could be easily accessed with a slightly different approach to sampling. On this podcast, Jason Codon invites you to look at soil sampling with soil variability in mind.

    Contact
    Jason Codon
    02 6933 2278
    jcondon@csu.edu.au

    Link
    https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/grdc-update-papers/tab-content/grdc-update-papers/2019/02/effective-soil-sampling-high-and-low-cost-options-to-gain-soil-fertility-information-for-management.

    • 10 min
    Counting Nematodes

    Counting Nematodes

    They may be tiny but the damage they can potentially do is far from small. Root Lesion Nematodes are well known as a problem, but there is still much to learn about them and their impact on crops. A new investment by GRDC aims to fill in some knowledge gaps in parts of WA and develop further options for growers seeking to better control the nematodes if they are proving a problem in individual paddocks.

    Contact:
    Blake O’Meagher
    0499 166 160
    Blake@farmanco.com.au

    • 7 min
    Who’s the Boss – making canola crops more weed competitive

    Who’s the Boss – making canola crops more weed competitive

    Trials in Western Australia are showing how well canola can out compete ryegrass if some simple management changes are made.

    At a trial site in Kojunup, that was blanketed in ryegrass plants, adjusting seeding rates, seed size and row spacing had a dramatic impact on ryegrass plant numbers.

    Contact:
    Mike Ashworth
    08 6488 7872
    Mike.ashworth@uwa.edu.au

    • 12 min

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