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Seed preparation the key to good start in NSW

Getting your crop off to a good start begins with quality inputs and seed preparation according to New South Wales grain grower Peter Finlayson. Peter…

Agronomy, Cropping, Seasons


New seed varieties offer great potential

Darren Pech, Senior Agronomist at Elders Jamestown, SA talks about some promising new seed varieties that have been released this year. New barley varieties Although…

Agronomy, Cropping, Farm Supplies


Process potato harvesting on Tasmania’s northwest coast

Senior agronomist Simon Nowell of Tasmania’s northwest coast says potato harvests are looking good but growers should look out for three problems affecting quality and yield this season. Potatoes…

Agronomy, Cropping


Queensland’s new reef regulations – what you need to know

You’d be hard pressed finding a Queensland farmer who doesn’t love the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a symbol of sorts – grand, beautiful, one of a kind, with an emotional…

Cattle, Cropping, Tech Services


Managing mice coming up to planting

Overrun with mice? Elders agronomist Emily Young has some simple tips for growers as they plant winter crops with high mice populations. Monitor paddocks Check…

Cropping, Farm Supplies, Latest News

Gold the new standard for wheat

Commercially available for the first time this season, a new variety of wheat, Gold, is wowing agronomists with its yields, protein, low screenings and resilience.…

Agronomy, Cropping, Tech Services

Farmer sends sheep into Alestar accredited malt barley and still gets a harvest

Alestar barley was given full Malt status just a few weeks ago and Murray Bridge mixed farmer Andrew Willis says he believes it may also…

Cropping, Farm Supplies, Sheep


Brand new classes of pre-emergents overcome resistance

Pre-emergent herbicides are on the menu for croppers right now and the good news is that there’s a suite of new chemistry available this season,…

Agronomy, Cropping, Farm Supplies

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Graduate agronomist makes once-in-a-lifetime and daily discoveries

The graduate agronomist who found the first fall armyworm in Australia infected with a deadly fungus says it shows how exciting agronomy can be, despite…

Agronomy, Careers, Cropping


All Clear DS – save your farmer unwanted damage

The wet conditions in the first half of summer means there may be fallow spraying over the next month or two. Get ready for autumn…

Cropping, Farm Supplies, Seasons

Overwatch® Herbicide

Overwatch® Herbicide from Agricultural Sciences Company FMC is a pre-emergent herbicide option for the control of Annual ryegrass and control and suppression of a wide range of other grass and broadleaf weeds…

Cropping, Farm Supplies, Seasons

New pulse herbicide in field of its own

The opportunity for winter grain growers to control problem grass weeds and mitigate herbicide resistance in the pulse phase of cropping programs, as well as…

Cropping, Seasons