Rice Extension Podcast
‘The Rice Life’ a Rice Extension Podcast that aims to deliver the latest from the Rice Industry so growers can stay informed and connected. Each episode features a different topic and professional from within the Rice Growing community. A new means of delivering information during this time of COVID-19, extension officers Charleton & Harriet are delivering growers information on the latest Research & Development, industry news and events from across the Murray and Murrumbidgee.
Short and snappy segments the podcast are perfect afternoon pick me up, between 20 – 50 minutes in length they make for great listening whilst travelling, sowing or doing house chores.
Rice Extension invites you to sit back and enjoy their new Podcast, available now on Soundcloud and Itunes Podcast.
1. Rice Extension Trailer
2. Rice Wrap up – Harvest Update
Quick harvest update with Mark Groat from Grower Service about current C20 season, potential yield outcomes and the challenges that growers are facing so this season.
3. Cracking Up over Whole Grain Yield
Talking all thing Whole Grain Yield with Dr Rachel Wood and PhD candidate Allister Clarke.
Rachel explains her findings on the impact of grower management practices on whole grain yield. She look in particular at planting density, the rate and timing of fertilizer application and different irrigation methods on rice grain quality. Allister Clarke, is currently completing his PhD through Functional Grains Centre and Food Agility CRC to develop a model to allow rice to be graded on quality at the delivery stand. Only in the in infancy of his studies, Allister chats about the future outcomes of his research and what it could mean for growers.
4. Bitterns in Rice, Sustainable – Release date Thursday 21st May
We chat with ecologist Matt Herring about the Bitterns in Rice project. We explore how wildlife, biodiversity and agriculture fit hand in hand. We chat with Rice Grower Hayden Cudmore about growing Bittern Friendly Rice and his daughter Sarah as a young professional who is living and working in the space of sustainable agriculture.
5. Harvest Happy Hour, C20 Overview – Release date Thursday 4th June
Harvest Happy Hour, features an overview of the C20 season. We chat with SunRice staff and current growers to how this year has been, it’s challenges and successes of the season. We look at the impacts of COVID-19 and what it means for the Rice Industry.
Our podcast is an interactive platform in which we are here to deliver information that growers, advisors and industry supports want to hear. If you have an idea for topic, guest or a questions you’d like answered please reach out to the Rice Extension Team – e-mail email@example.com or follow their social media channel @riceextension on twitter and facebook. Instructions on how to listen are on the Rice Extension WEBSITE.