Production, marketing and topical articles for the Australian Grain industry.
New research has enabled evidence-based increases to zinc phosphide (ZnP) mouse baits that will help grain growers battling above-average mouse numbers in eastern Australia.
Understanding the interaction of pre-emergent herbicides and the level of soil moisture at seeding goes a long way when it comes to deciding which herbicides to apply in dry seeding conditions
Across Australia’s vast and varied farmlands – and particularly in north-east Victoria and southern NSW – soil pH and soil organic carbon are two soil properties that influence soil health and productivity in a significant way.
19 to 30-year olds... The generation most well-known for ambitious confidence, risk-taking behaviour and lack of experience, or so the perception goes. This stereotype, however, fails to stand up when the facts are peeled back. The evidence is clear, in the last decade, it is actually the farmers aged 50 years or older that have accounted for half (50%) of all Australian farming fatalities.
The National Farmers’ Federation is encouraging farmers to participate in the Agricultural Census to provide an accurate picture of the nation’s agricultural activity. From this month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be asking farmers about their agricultural production, land and water use in 202-21.
Technology to allow farmers to plant at unparalleled speeds is being validated through a collaboration between the University of Sydney and John Deere. The collaboration will include third-party validation of the capability of John Deere’s ExactEmergeTM technology to increase planting speed to 16km/hour in Australian conditions, while maintaining factors critical to maximising yield
To coincide with Mother’s Day, the Country Women’s Association of Victoria (CWA) has called on farms and agribusinesses to completely rethink their approach to safety, as farming women continue to count the cost – and pick up the pieces – of incidents in agricultural settings.
Andrew and Jocie Bate's ambitious start-up SwarmFarm has partnered with ag-tech venture capital firm Tenacious Ventures to raise $4.5 million, offering the opportunity to build it production team and scale up manufacturing so that farm robots can be delivered quicker.