MSF's Farm Talk Podcast proudly brings Farmers, Researchers and Ag Industry connections together to chat innovative farming practices to help build a sustainable farming future for our Mallee growers. Mallee Sustainable Farming is a farmer-driven organisation specialising in Research, Development and Extension for NSW, VIC & SA's low-rainfall Mallee region.
Mallee Farming AgVic Series
Mallee Sustainable Farming in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria proudly developed the Mallee Farming AgVic series. In this series, Drew Radford chats with a range of ag specialists to bring updates, new findings, ideas and insights on farming in low-rainfall Mallee regions of SA, VIC & NSW.
Episode 7: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Planning for success during dry times with Chris Hunt
Podcast - Episode 7: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Planning for success during dry times with Chris Hunt
Chris Hunt, Millewa Farmer and MSF Board Member, chats with Drew Radford about robust farming plans and how he adapted his farming practices to overcome the driest conditions on record last year. Chris talks about his planning philosophy from seeding, weed management and rotation, livestock and his golden farming rules.
Check out Chris Hunt’s Case Study here: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/
Episode 6: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Succession planning with Mike Krause
Podcast - Episode 6: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Succession planning with Mike Krause
Mike Krause, from Plan2Profit Agri, joins Drew Radford to talk about the ‘Elephant’ in the room: Succession Planning. Mike discusses why succession planning is becoming more of a pressing issue as he unpacks his guiding principles to deal with it more effectively.
Episode 5: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | The way forward with Rob Norton
Podcast - Episode 5: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | The way forward with Rob Norton
Rob Norton from Norton Agronomy joins Drew Radford to discuss the nutrition status of soils following successive dry years and rehabilitating soils that have experienced wind erosion. Rob outlines weed control decisions, planning ahead, minimising stress, gathering information to make critical decisions plus much more.
Episode 4: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing for profitability with Dr Rick Llewellyn
Podcast - Episode 4: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing for profitability with Dr Rick Llewellyn
Dr Rick Llewellyn from CSIRO joins Drew Radford to explain the economic value of soil testing for growers to increase profit margins and fill in the gaps when it comes to soil health and decision making. In this episode, Dr Llewellyn outlines GRDC’s project, ‘Soil and plant testing for profitable fertiliser use,’ the value of soil testing programs, why testing is used the way it is and how farmers can profit from getting soil testing done.
Episode 3: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing data post wind erosion Sean Mason
Podcast - Episode 3: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing data post wind erosion Sean Mason
Dr Sean Mason from Agronomy Solutions joins Drew Radford to outline GRDC’s massive ‘Soil and plant testing for profitable fertiliser use’ project. Growers are concerned about where soil nutrients have ended up post wind erosion damage in the Mallee. In partnership with Frontier Farming Systems, soil testing was conducted in the Mallee with findings including low organic carbon levels in sands and reduced mineralisation. Tune into this episode for all the details from Dr Sean Mason.
Episode 2: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Daniel Bell demystifies zones, soil sampling and data sets
Podcast - Episode 2: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Daniel Bell demystifies zones, soil sampling and data sets
Daniel Bell, Precision Ag specialist from Nutrien, joins Drew Radford to chat strategic soil testing, zoning techniques and data sets. Daniel explains how available data sets can be used to determine what sampling strategies can be used, how many zones are set and how to interpret the data to a usable format to then do a soil test.
Episode 1: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Productivity gains in Mallee sandy soils with Michael Moodie
Podcast - Episode 1: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Productivity gains in Mallee sandy soils with Michael Moodie
Michael Moodie, from Frontier Farming Systems, joins Drew Radford to unpack significant results from a 3-year trial to improve sandy soil productivity. In this episode, Michael discusses the findings on specific crop yields, how deep ripping significantly improved yield by reducing the penetration resistance and what must be considered before these findings can be implemented.
Tackling weeds together series
Episode 1: Tackling Weeds Together Series | How we’re tackling weeds together
Podcast - Episode 1: Tackling Weeds Together Series | How we’re tackling weeds together
Dr Rick Llewellyn (CSIRO) chats with Tegan Buckley (Mallee Sustainable Farming) about an exciting new project that MSF is involved in! New project called ‘Area Wide Management for cropping systems weeds, investigating the weed management, social and economic opportunity’ aims to take a new approach to weed management. Listen to the episode to learn more about how we can tackle weeds together!
Mallee sand to gold series
We appreciate and thank the following organisations for their support in bringing the MSF Farm Talk Podcast to life! Agriculture Victoria, Mallee Farming AgVic Series
MSF warmly welcomes collaboration opportunities with Agribusinesses and organisations to bring informative and relevant information to our Mallee farming audiences. If you're interested in finding out more information about collaborating with MSF on a Podcast series or Episode, please contact MSF's Communications and Media Manager, Tegan Buckley, firstname.lastname@example.org