GRDC Pod­cast series

Countryman - - MACHINERY AND TECHNOLOGY -

Top­ics on the pod­cast in­clude:

■ “Man­ag­ing frost risk” by SARDI’s Peter Hay­man tack­les frosts, the dan­ger of a warm spring and how va­ri­etal choice means bal­anc­ing frost and heat risks, along with plant-avail­able wa­ter.

■ “A hands-free hectare” by Martin Abell, of Harper Adams Uni­ver­sity in the United King­dom, ex­plains how in a world-first, a crop was planted, nur­tured and har­vested us­ing au­to­mated ma­chin­ery, with no hu­mans step­ping foot in the pad­dock.

■ “Are you ready for change?” by the CSIRO’s Nadine Mar­shall in­ves­ti­gates how pre­pared for change 240 north­ern cat­tle pro­duc­ers were, in a study that could equally ap­ply to grain grow­ers.

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