Grower Group Alliance

Video library

In the SW WA Hub’s Dry Season Shorts video series, industry professionals and farmers reflect on practices they put in place to deal with dry conditions.

In these discussions, farmers share valuable insights into the proactive measures they implement to increase their farming system’s resilience to a drying climate. Agronomists offer expert advice to assist farmers in preparing for the challenges posed by future dry seasons.

2024 videos

Enhancing financial literacy for young farmers | Renae Piggott, financial consultant

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Financial literacy for young farmers – Dry Season Resources podcast

Virtual fencing provides productivity gains from strip grazing in broadacre farming | Simon Fowler, mixed farmer

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Gallagher website

BeefLinks virtual fencing technology trial – Meat and Livestock Australia

Enhancing financial literacy for young farmers | Renae Piggott, financial consultant

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Financial literacy for young farmers – Dry Season Resources podcast

Benefits and practical reasons for not applying nitrogen fertiliser on heavy country | Mick Caughey, grain grower

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On Farm Experimentation Grower Case Studies – CCDM

Trigger points and feeding strategies for sheep during a dry season | Ash Reichstein, mixed farmer

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Benefits of confinement feeding and deferred grazing – Dry Season Resources podcast

How polymers contribute to sodic soil crop yields | David Hall, DPIRD Principal Research Scientist

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Scientific paper: Micro-Water Harvesting and Soil Amendment Increase Grain Yields of Barley on a Heavy-Textured Alkaline Sodic Soil in a Rainfed Mediterranean Environment

Drought resilient landscapes with profitable native shrub and legume systems | Craig and Naomi Hall, mixed farmers

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Alternative feed sources for livestock in a dry year – Dry Season Resources podcast

Confinement feeding of sheep | Sandra Fowler, pastoralist

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Benefits of confinement feeding and deferred grazing – Dry Season Resources podcast

Early crop establishment and sowing | Clint Della Bosca, grain grower

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Improving early crop establishment – Dry Season Resources podcast

Delivering improved crop performance in new varieties | Greg Rebetzke, Chief Research Geneticist at CSIRO

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Long coleoptile wheats – GRDC

Drip irrigation in passionfruit growing | Jennifer Riseley, passionfruit grower

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Irrigation design for agriculture – DPIRD

The importance of dams and water infrastructure | Mark Bending, beef and avocado farmer

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WaterSmart Dams project – Grower Group Alliance

2023 videos

Ground cover and erosion management after a dry season | Justin Laycock, Research scientist, DPIRD

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Managing wind erosion in southern Western Australia – DPIRD

Pasture and ground cover during drought – Drought Info

Herbicide carryover risk after a dry year | Bevan Addison, WA Market Development Manager, Adama

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Residual herbicides – carryover and behaviour in dry conditions – DPIRD

Reducing costs and forward planning during a dry year | Rod Birch, grain grower

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Building a resilient business – GRDC

Things to consider after a dry season preparing for 2024 | Grant Thompson, Agronomy Consultant, Crop Circle Agronomy

Tactics in a dry year, including the use of fallow | John Flannagan, grain grower

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NGN Fallow Management and the economic costs – GRDC