Production, marketing and topical articles for the Australian Grain industry.
Small scale replicated trials are the backbone of scientific based evidence in agricultural research. But technology is now available to enable farmers to sow/harvest/analyse replicated large-scale trials with their own machinery.
Grain growers in frost-prone areas are advised to structure their seeding programs carefully to help minimise the risk of frost damage to crops in spring. The message to growers is not to avoid sowing crops early, but rather to assess the frost risk of different areas of their farms and to tailor crop species, varieties and sowing times accordingly
It was a relaxed night in spring a few years ago and King Island farmer Thomas Shaw was having a beer and chatting with neighbour Vaughan O’Connor when Vaughan announced the island needed a distillery.
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.
The Australian Government is providing $23.5 million for improved on farm biodiversity through the Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship’s Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot.
Grain growers are encouraged to keep up their efforts to manage mouse numbers in late sown summer crops and ahead of winter crop planting this season.
I spend a lot of time raising awareness about spray drift but recent events have compelled me to talk about something that disturbs me even more than spray drift.