Qld summer crops take hit from dry: ABARES

Sept. 16, 2023 | 2 min read
Summer crop production in Queensland is forecast to decline by 36% to 1.6 million tonnes in 2023–24 to around the 10-year average, with big reductions in sorghum and cotton production, according to ABARES Australian Crop Report: September edition.

Improved 2,4-D widens weed control options

Sept. 15, 2023 | 4 min read
Colex-D herbicide, which is an advanced 2,4-D formulation, is providing better options for agronomist Adrian Nelson at NU Rural, Quirindi on the New South Wales Liverpool Plains.

Customers love Wengfu fertbook Dealer module

Sept. 14, 2023 | 3 min read
Wengfu Australia continues to lead the industry with faster more efficient ways for their customers to access their fertiliser requirements.

New tool to forecast fall armyworm migrations

Sept. 14, 2023 | 2 min read
The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a moth pest native to the Americas that causes major damage to economically important grains such as maize, rice, sorghum, sugarcane, and wheat, as well as other vegetable crops and cotton.

New 2023 crop varieties

Feb. 20, 2023 | 2 min read
After the conclusion of the NSW harvest, growers are now turning their minds to which new crop varieties should be considered that may have the potential to improve yields or provide better disease resistance.

Ask an expert: Crop competition on weeds

Dec. 28, 2022 | 4 min read
‘How does crop competition support other weed control tactics?’ with Chris Davey, WeedSmart southern extension agronomist.

Slug and snail warning: Don’t wait to bait!

Dec. 21, 2022 | 5 min read
Crop establishment, particularly of canola, is critical to maximise yield potential. Diligent planning to protect seeds and seedlings from slugs and snails should be top of mind in 2023 based on lessons learned in 2022.

Dropzone is the future of 2,4-D herbicides

Oct. 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Nufarm continues to lead the world in 2,4-D technology with the launch of Nufarm Dropzone. The result of 10 years of research and development, Dropzone is a faster, more efficacious 2,4-D amine with a world-first innovative formulation.

More convenient summer fallow weed control

Oct. 16, 2022 | 2 min read
A new high load version of a popular summer fallow herbicide with its own in-built surfactant is making the job easier for growers.

Innovative approach to fill ag skills gap

Sept. 16, 2022 | 2 min read
Increased confidence in the agriculture sector is resulting in a corresponding rise in employment opportunities with Nutrien Ag Solutions filling over 550 roles to date in 2022.

Sundown Pastoral Co Cotton Grower Award

Sept. 16, 2022 | 2 min read
Sundown Pastoral Company is the 2022 recipient of the Bayer Cotton Grower of the Year Award.

Cotton growers awarded for service to industry

Sept. 16, 2022 | 3 min read
Two exceptional Australian cotton producers have been recognised and celebrated for their contribution to the cotton industry at the 2022 Australian Cotton Conference Industry Awards Dinner.

Summer cropping options guides now online

Sept. 15, 2022 | 2 min read
For growers across NSW who were unable to sow a winter crop due to waterlogged paddocks, the window will soon open for early summer crops. In the state’s northern regions, planting windows for crops such as sunflower and early sown sorghum will commence in early August.

Dr Oliver Knox is CSD Researcher of the Year

Sept. 15, 2022 | 2 min read
Dr Oliver Knox is the 2022 CSD Researcher of the Year following an announcement at the recent Cotton Industry Awards at the Gold Coast.

Long-lasting control of feathertop Rhodes grass

Sept. 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Feathertop Rhodes (FTR) grass is a major weed in broadacre cropping systems in Central Queensland, the Darling Downs and Western Downs regions of southern Queensland, and in northern New South Wales. FTR has proven very difficult to control.