Cotton cracks down on spray drift

Dec. 17, 2023 | 3 min read
Cotton Australia – the peak body for the Australian cotton industry - has urged all farmers to remain vigilant and take appropriate action to avoid a repeat of last year’s devastating spray drift incidents.

Control weeds with the Big 6

Dec. 15, 2023 | 3 min read
The WeedSmart Big 6 are a set of chemical, mechanical and cultural tactics to help growers control crop weeds across all cropping systems. A diverse approach including both chemical and non-chemical tactics places downward pressure on the weed seed bank and reduces herbicide resistance risk.

Barriers to business meeting breakthrough

Dec. 15, 2023 | 4 min read
Suzanne Vickberg is a social-personality psychologist and a leading practitioner within Deloitte’s Business Chemistry division, In this article she looks at why psychological safety may not be enough to get your team on board.

Changing it up in WA

Dec. 14, 2023 | 4 min read
Ever since time began farmers have been fighting against weeds in their cropping programs.

Boxer Gold punches above its weight

Dec. 13, 2023 | 4 min read
Implementing a successful annual ryegrass (ARG) management program is more than recommending one pre-emergent herbicide over another, it’s knowing the farmer has the adequate time and resources to manage whatever the season might produce in various cereal crops.

Serenade sings to soil

Dec. 11, 2023 | 2 min read
Scientists at Rutgers University have proven how a range of crops can harness the beneficial bacteria contained in Serenade Soil Activ to benefit nutrition, growth and resilience.

Attention to soil pays dividends

Dec. 11, 2023 | 5 min read
Technology used to analyse soil types has been harnessed to improve productivity on the Venning enterprise of Barunga Grains at Bute, in the northern Yorke Peninsula of South Australia.

New faces at Nuseed in WA

Dec. 10, 2023 | 3 min read
Plant breeding company Nuseed have doubled their team to offer further support to canola growers in the Western Australian agricultural region.

Controlling barley smut

Dec. 10, 2023 | 4 min read
Barley is a popular cereal across Australia’s grain growing regions suitable for a variety of markets from stock feed through to malting and brewing, where quality is paramount.

Legumes reduce reliance on fertiliser

Dec. 9, 2023 | 3 min read
Legumes such as lucerne, clovers and tropical/subtropical legumes play a crucial role in pasture performance and productivity. These plants can be highly responsive to nitrogen, as it is an essential nutrient to maintain high production and pasture quality.

Tight margins to impact animal protein

Dec. 9, 2023 | 4 min read
Animal protein production growth will slow as margins remain tight in 2024, with producers and processors needing to adapt to sustain success, according to Rabobank’s annual Global Animal Protein Outlook report.

Cropliner blows competition away

Dec. 7, 2023 | 3 min read
Croplands is helping a busy family business in South Australia reach its full potential.

Syngenta announces award winners

Dec. 7, 2023 | 4 min read
Some of the agriculture industry’s finest growers, advisers and innovators have been recognised as the latest winners of the Syngenta Growth Awards.

Study tour targets pest control

Dec. 6, 2023 | 3 min read
A Corteva Agriscience funded tour to New Zealand focusing on a range of horticulture and viticulture specific topics on the north island, has been declared a success.

Data drives drought decisions

Dec. 6, 2023 | 4 min read
In north-west Victoria on the border of the Big Desert, fourth generation farmer Steven Hobbs stands as a testament to the power of data-driven decision-making for overcoming the scourge of drought.

VICCHEM turns 90

Dec. 5, 2023 | 3 min read
In the world of chemical leaders, the news VICCHEM has turned 90 is something really worth celebrating.

Datamar appoints new sales member

Dec. 4, 2023 | 1 min read
Kieran Eades has joined Datamar as the new internal sales team member

ASF strengthens board

Dec. 4, 2023 | 2 min read
The Australian Seed Federation, the peak industry body for the Australian seed industry has recently strengthened its board with the appointment of two additional directors.

drumMUSTER transitions to new model

Dec. 3, 2023 | 2 min read
On January 10 drumMUSTER, Australia’s leading agricultural sector product stewardship program will no longer have the ACCC authorised levy model as its funding mechanism.

FarmFest returns in 2024

Dec. 3, 2023 | 2 min read
Planning is well underway for Queensland’s largest agricultural field days with Elders FarmFest 2024 confirmed for June 4 - 6 next year.

GRDC talks resistance

Dec. 2, 2023 | 2 min read
Pesticide resistance poses challenges for effective pest management in agriculture. But imagine if, by knowing the exact enzymes that exist in a plant or insect, we could use a RAT-like test to determine if resistance is occurring and how it occurs?

Farmers lead fight on international trade

Dec. 2, 2023 | 2 min read
The Cairns Group Farm Leaders (Farm Leaders) have reinforced their commitment to their vision to create a world with an equitable and enforceable rules-based trading system in agriculture.

Free water tests for farmers

Dec. 1, 2023 | 1 min read
VICCHEM, a trusted name in agrichemical solutions, is thrilled to announce the continuation of their free water test kit, reaffirming their commitment to providing retail partners and growers with valuable insights to optimise the performance of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

New board for Aussie hort

Dec. 1, 2023 | 2 min read
One new and two returning board directors have joined the grower-owned research and development corporation for Australian horticulture, Hort Innovation.