Has northern Australian lost some key herbicides?

July 1, 2024 | 4 min read
Some weeds have thrived in minimum-tillage farming systems, and resistance to mainstay herbicides is a considerable threat to profitability.

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.

Price reduction for Fertcare training

May 12, 2024 | 1 min read
The Fertiliser Australia Board recently announced a significant price reduction for Fertcare Handling participants to encourage enrolment.

Nuseed focuses on pod shatter

April 29, 2024 | 3 min read
Global seed innovator, Nuseed is equipping Australian canola growers and their advisers with the knowledge and tools to make more informed decisions on pod shatter tolerance when selecting varieties.

Genetics key to cattle sustainability

April 26, 2024 | 3 min read
Genetics will play a critical role in making Australia’s beef and dairy industries more environmentally sustainable and profitable, a major conference has been told.

CRT partners to support rural mental health

April 25, 2024 | 2 min read
Australia’s largest independent rural retailing group, CRT has announced a $90,000 partnership with national mental health charity, TIACS (This Is A Conversation Starter).

New face in food fight fraud

April 22, 2024 | 2 min read
Bia Analytical Ltd has joined forces with trinamiX GmbH to launch a ground-breaking new portable authenticity testing service offering customers along the food value chain, a high-speed indication of authenticity at the point of sampling, taking testing out of the lab and into the supply chain.

Farmers wanted for regenerative cropping survey

April 16, 2024 | 3 min read
Five hundred crop farmers nationally are wanted for a short online survey – and 75 of those will be selected for a broader, three-year farm monitoring project.

Pesticides keep you in business

April 3, 2024 | 3 min read
Way back in September 2023, crop growers were looking forward to this past season.

The band behind the aid

March 26, 2024 | 2 min read
Leading animal health company, Elanco, is continuing its support of Australian farmers and rural communities via an ongoing partnership with Rural Aid.

Fall armyworm launches new assault

March 14, 2024 | 3 min read
Fall armyworm (FAW) are being detected at unprecedented levels in sorghum crops across Central Queensland, the Western and Darling Downs and northern NSW causing what experts predict, could be the most significant impact on sorghum since the pest’s arrival in Australia in 2020.

Rabbits Cost ag $239 million annually

March 9, 2024 | 2 min read
Rabbits cost ag $239 million annually Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is calling on rural and regional Australians to join in the longest-running citizen science survey of rabbit diseases in the world, to help keep the invasive pest in check.

Wet seasons encourage ryegrass growth

March 1, 2024 | 4 min read
Wet seasons encourage ryegrass growth. Better-than-average seasons across southern NSW in recent years have resulted in an increase in the annual ryegrass seedbank in many paddocks, highlighting the need to look at a wide range of weed control strategies.