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Out in the cold: Frost and post-emergent herbicide application

Temperatures are continuing to drop across the state and frost events are imminent. Elders agronomist Logan Smith, who services the eastern wheatbelt of Western Australia,…



Take five for farm safety week

It’s National Farm Safety week,  so it’s the perfect time to reflect on ways to improve the safety of everyone on your farm. Farmsafe Australia’s…

Cattle, Corporate, Cropping, Horticulture, Sheep


Russian wheat aphid discovered in WA

Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA) is a common pest with a growing presence across Australia’s key cropping regions. After detection in South Australia’s mid-north in 2016,…

Agronomy, Cropping

Test drive WA’s latest weed control options

Are you interested in grass and broadleaf weed control? Elders and our suppliers are running trial sites across Western Australia so that growers can assess…

Agronomy, Cropping


Oat foliar disease management and control

Gone are the days of oat being considered the poorer cousin of wheat and barley. Increased values and yields are proving that the grain is…

Agronomy, Cropping


2-4 D resistant wild radish

Herbicide resistance development in problem weed species is an ongoing problem facing growers, advisors and the grains industry as a whole. Every year the annual…

Agronomy, Cropping

Powdery mildew control in wheat

High nitrogen inputs in key wheat growing regions of Australia are leading to greater instances of powdery mildew for grain farmers seeking a bumper crop.…


Five tips for your early post emergent crop

With winter crops finally starting to emerge, it’s vital that you take time now and lay the foundations for a successful season. Elders Albury senior…



Keeping an eye out for aphids is the best protection against virus

Winter is well and truly here and, luckily for us, crops are out of the ground and powering along. With many areas of Western Australia,…



Make June count: invest in the next season’s efficiency with AgTech

The results are in. Australia is set for a bumper winter cropping yield, with research division ABARES reporting anticipated yields 13 per cent above the…

Cropping, Tech Services


Elders backs rice growers with specialist experience

The support you need to grow rice profitably is as close as your local Elders agronomist. Whether your crop is drilled or aerially sown, Elders’…



Controlling Bifora

Bifora (Bifora testiculata) is an annual weed in cropping regions. Its presence in grain and hay is considered contamination and will therefore also reduce their market…