Horticulture - Elders Rural Services

New insecticide is the preferred weapon against chewing pests

It has taken little time for a new insecticide to become a preferred rotational partner against chewing pests in brassica as well as leafy and…

Horticulture, Seasons


Old ways and new keeping bee industry strong

Third-generation beekeeper Tim Alt has a passion for beekeeping, honey production and the Australian bee industry. His respect for passed down knowledge, combined with the…



A promising debut season for Belanty in Stanthorpe

They’re pretty good judges of the best way to grow healthy, appetising apples in Stanthorpe, in Queensland’s southern downs. After all, it’s home to the…

Horticulture, Seasons


Billions of willing workers for horticulture

Soil micro-organisms can be your hardest working and often most forgotten teammates. Growers have found that encouraging what is available in the soil, introducing and…

Horticulture, Seasons


Newer almond fungicides show strength amid product restrictions

Growing restrictions on the use of some traditional fungicides is shining a light on newer fungicides that also provide benefits around handling and compatibility with…

Farm Supplies, Horticulture, Seasons

It’s easy to go DRY in your orchard and plantation

Sometimes when faced with the decision between two products that will get the job done you need to choose the one that makes life easy.…

Horticulture, Seasons


Tackling environmental stress for your best pollination and yield

Once a seed is planted, environmental factors can start to reduce its full potential by up to 70 per cent. These environmental stresses can include…

Cropping, Horticulture, Seasons


Food safety standards from farm to table

Food safety is a matter of highest concern for consumers as well as all the participants in the supply chain. Consumers do not just want…



Supporting a growing beekeeping community

Interest in beekeeping is blooming in south east Queensland and northern New South Wales, leading Elders Stanthorpe to step up its support for emerging and…



Australia – the sweet spot for South African citrus expert

Rolf Swart stumbled upon a career in agriculture while waiting tables at a restaurant in South Africa and he hasn’t looked back since. Although an…

Careers, Horticulture


Southeast Queensland horticulture update and outlook

Southeast Queensland farming districts have experienced unusually high rainfall this winter, sparking joy and strong prices among crop producers. So says Greg Teske, agronomist at…



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