Podcasts for the grains industry

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

These podcasts are created to provide information to farmers and agronomists about relevant issues happening in crops in Western Australia.

The podcasts are informal interviews conducted by DAFWA Research Officer Dominie Wright and specialists in the area of pest or diseases in crops. They are approximately 10 minutes long.

They are part of a research project looking at different ways to provide information to the grains industry.

The project is funded by Council of Grain Grower Organisations (COGGO) and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

Podcasts

Russian wheat aphid

Russian wheat aphid

This podcast covers the following topics:

  • How to recognise Russian wheat aphid
  • How to scout crops for RWA
  • How to report presence and absence of RWA in crops

European earwig in crops

image of european earwig

This podcast covers the following topics:

  • Different types of earwigs and how to recognise them
  • What does earwig damage look like
  • How to control earwig damage

Slugs in crops

Two slugs:  Reticulated slug on the left and black keeled on the right

This podcast covers the following topics:

  • Different types of slugs and how to recognise them
  • How to look for slug damage in crops
  • How and when to control slugs in crops

Snails in crops

The top image is of small conical snails and the bottom image is of round snail

This podcast covers the following topics:

  • Different types of snails and how to recognise them
  • How to look for snail damage in crops
  • How and when to control snails in crops

Powdery mildew in wheat

The image is powdery mildew on the flag leaf and head in a wheat crop

This podcast covers the following topics:

  • The detection of powdery mildew in wheat crops this season
  • How to manage powdery mildew in crops
  • Strategies to reduce the risk of fungicide resistance developing

Sclerotinia

  • How to recognise sclerotinia in canola
  • How to manage sclerotinia in crops this season
  • When is the best time to apply fungicide

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