Biting into the mealybug malaise in wineries

June 14, 2024 | 5 min read
Completing an extensive study of mealybugs on two Margaret River wineries and integrating the research findings into practical advice for growers is all part of the job for Scott Paton from Nutrien Ag Solutions in Perth, WA.

Tripod Farm joins Hort Connections tour

June 12, 2024 | 4 min read
Tripod Farmers was established in 1990 at Bacchus Marsh, northwest of Melbourne. Today the business has grown to almost 400 ha over two locations but remains 100 per cent Australian owned and family run by the third generation of the Candeloro family and their sons Joseph, Frankie and Joseph Jnr Ruffo.


June 10, 2024 | 2 min read
Mango growers on the Atherton Tablelands have been facing severe challenges due to the catastrophic effects of Ex Tropical Cyclone Jasper, which occurred in December 2023.


June 8, 2024 | 3 min read
A $3.6 million project designed to equip growers with the tools, tactics and confidence to successfully grow mungbeans is being launched across Queensland and New South Wales.

New Role at ASF

June 6, 2024 | 1 min read
The Australian Seed Federation recently appointed Prudence Baker to the newly created role of public affairs officer in their Canberra office.

Headline VICCHEM appoints Angus Roney

June 4, 2024 | 1 min read
With a solid foundation in horticulture and crop science, including a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne, Angus Roney brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role at VICCHEM.

Elders fast-tracks agronomy team

June 2, 2024 | 3 min read
Elders has welcomed 11 new graduate agronomists who came together in Adelaide recently for a three-day induction program.

transporting dangerous goods with confidence

May 30, 2024 | 2 min read
Agricultural chemicals are crucial tools as part of modern and sustainable farming practices. Safe handling and transportation of these chemicals is paramount to maintaining long-term access to these technologies, which is why it’s so important to understand how they are regulated across Australia.

D-Day looming for FMDs

May 27, 2024 | 2 min read
NAB is encouraging primary producers to mark 28 June as a critical date if they’re considering, or already using, farm management deposits (FMDs) as part of their tax planning this financial year.

What do farmers need for mental health support?

May 23, 2024 | 2 min read
For most, farming in Australia is a great way of life but at times it can be physically and psychologically tough. So, when things get overly stressful, who do farmers turn to for support?

APVMA makes malathion decision

May 20, 2024 | 1 min read
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has published its final regulatory decision for the reconsideration of malathion (also known as maldison), an insecticide used for the control of pests in various broadacre and horticultural crops, vegetables and ornamental plants, and for veterinary and domestic uses.

Cereal research fast-tracked

May 15, 2024 | 2 min read
Dr Hannah Robinson’s two-year Industry Fellowship at The University of Queensland and cereal breeder InterGrain has helped speed up the translation of research into commercial breeding to develop improved cereal crop varieties.