Tramat a game changer for Vic dairy farmer

April 29, 2023 | 3 min read
Ryegrass pastures play an essential role in Stuart Crosthwaite’s dairy farming operations, but with weeds having a massive impact, his grass crops were suffering. However, that changed once he introduced Tramat from Bayer into his farming system.

Italian ryegrass: quick winter feed and high ROI

April 29, 2023 | 3 min read
Growers can get the most of their grazing and increase their return on investment by optimising sowing rates and sowing an Italian ryegrass instead of an annual ryegrass this autumn.

Australian pasture industry generates $3b

April 28, 2023 | 3 min read
The Australian pasture industry is bigger than ever. Much of this year-on-year growth is thanks to local and international companies investing in research and development for new varieties.

Ryegrasses continue to improve and adapt

April 27, 2023 | 4 min read
Short-term ryegrasses have been an important source of winter feed for farmers for many years, particularly in the coastal and southern regions of Australia. However, some agronomists believe ryegrass is under-utilised in other areas.

Trials test perennial ryegrass perceptions

April 26, 2023 | 5 min read
An independently managed pasture trial that has already highlighted benefits in prime lamb meat production from grazing different perennial ryegrass cultivars is this year turning its attention to measuring the impact on Merino wool production.

Redlegged earthmite management

Sept. 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Survey participants receive early access to a new RLEM online training module.

Good news for growers: no evidence of resistance in Lucerne flea

May 20, 2020 | 3 min read
Against the backdrop of increasing resistance to pesticides, research has produced some positive news for Australian grain growers. Testing of populations of Lucerne flea (Sminthurus viridis) – a pest that can be found in most grain crops and pastures in southern Australia – has not found evidence of insecticide resistance.

First case of resistance in RLEM in Vic

May 4, 2020 | 3 min read
Grain growers and advisers are encouraged to revisit their RLEM management strategies following the detection of insecticide resistance in populations of the pest in Victoria for the first time.