Production, marketing and topical articles for the Australian Grain industry.
A cold, wet winter has proved conducive to high levels of canola disease across southern Australia. Steve Marcroft is encouraging growers to monitor crops after reports of severe blackleg infection in canola in the south.
Tony and Sharon Single farm with Tony’s parents John and Mary, south east of Coonamble in northern NSW with magnificent views of the Warrumbungle Range. Across the 4500 hectare cropping area at ‘Narratigah’, the weed numbers are low as a result of the Single’s ‘farming moisture’ philosophy, which involves planting whenever there is sufficient subsoil moisture to establish a competitive crop on their heavy clay soils.
For John Stevenson, building knowledge is much like building the properties of the soil – it can be challenging, but the outcome is usually positive. As southern regional manager for Warakirri Cropping, John keeps abreast of developments at four of the company’s 10 dryland cropping aggregations. The biggest, ‘Cowabbie-Mukoora’, covers 19,500 arable hectares near Ardlethan in NSW, while ‘Orange Park’, at 8300 arable hectares, is just west of Lockhart, about 60 km south-west of Wagga Wagga.
Fast-tracking on-farm and on-boat technology adoption is the aim of AgriFutures Australia’s Producer Technology Uptake Program. Applications for Round 2 are now open.
Vaccines are the best tool we have against COVID-19. But how do they protect us? We take a closer look at how your immune system is the hero in COVID-19 protection.
Effective management of feral animals can play a part in achieving net zero emissions in Australia by 2050, according to Andreas Glanznig, CEO of the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions.
CQUniversity’s Agricultural Education and Extension team have been awarded a grant worth more than half-a-million dollars to deliver a nationwide program that aims to attract young people to careers in the agriculture sector.
Residents who live within 10km of a wind farm report more sleep issues from other sources, such as insomnia, stress and snoring spouses, than the nearby wind farms, a Flinders University study has found.