2023 sugar price a once in a generation windfall

May 25, 2023 | 3 min read
Queensland’s 2023 sugarcane crush upon us and once again growers are heading into harvest with a sense of trepidation and optimism.

Biostimulants boost tropical tree crops

May 23, 2023 | 4 min read
The role of biostimulants in providing nutrition to tropical crops is increasing each season in Queensland thanks to the ever-evolving biostimulant fertiliser range by De Sangosse Australia, under the guidance of regional manager Ben Itzstein.

Try ‘soft’ approach to hit rodents hard!

May 22, 2023 | 3 min read
With the onset of cooler months and lodged cereal crops being an issue this season, the need for effective rodent control solutions becomes very important.

The safer, humane way to catch rodents

May 22, 2023 | 3 min read
The Goodnature Smart Trap from Gallagher has reinvented pest control with smart trapping technology. It’s automatic, non-toxic, and delivers a quick and humane kill.

Award winning military style feral pig program

May 22, 2023 | 2 min read
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia (PIRSA) has received a 2022 Australian Biosecurity Award in the Government category for their role in the Kangaroo Island (KI) Feral Pig Eradication Program.

The madness of mouse management

May 22, 2023 | 4 min read
Many growers and merchants may have been surprised and confused by claims by CSIRO and GRDC during the last mouse plague, that currently registered zinc phosphide mouse baits can “kill only 50% of mice” or “are 50% effective”.

Tailoring tank-mixes for hard-to-kill weeds

May 21, 2023 | 3 min read
Two of the keys to slowing the development of herbicide resistance are reducing escapes and avoiding unnecessary chemical use.

Trials support new herbicide rotation option

May 21, 2023 | 3 min read
‘Mix and rotate’ has become a grain industry mantra to help achieve maximum efficacy as well as maintain effective use of crop protection products and there’s another important tool for broadleaf weed control programs that will do just that this season.

Optical spot sprayers give more options

May 20, 2023 | 4 min read
According to WeedSmart, industry sources estimate that around 70 per cent of grain production businesses in Queensland and northern NSW either own or use a contractor with an optical spot sprayer.

Broadleaf weed control options for the north

May 20, 2023 | 4 min read
Growers in northern NSW and Queensland battling problem broadleaf and woody weeds now have new-found flexibility with one of the most robust herbicides against these difficult weeds.

Need for fertiliser labelling awareness campaign

May 18, 2023 | 3 min read
Fertilizer Australia will launch the national Fertiliser Labelling Awareness campaign in the coming months – and with good reason, writes Stephen Annells.

Shenzi – right product and the right fit!

May 17, 2023 | 3 min read
Horticultural and broadacre growers will soon have access to a new insecticide formulation for control of Lepidoptera insect pests with the imminent registration of Shenzi insecticide in Australia.

Good nutrition powers salad business

May 16, 2023 | 4 min read
The use of premium granular and water-soluble fertilisers is driving quality and yields for one of Western Australia’s largest suppliers of packaged salads, The Loose Leaf Lettuce Company.

AGT varieties are the pick of the crop

May 15, 2023 | 3 min read
From the world’s first CoAXium barley to elite yielding wheat with APH quality classification, there are many reasons for Australian grain growers to choose an Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) variety to grow this winter.

Use green urea to minimise volatilisation

May 14, 2023 | 3 min read
In most southern growing areas, summer rainfall has been more variable than the previous three years, soil moisture levels remain good and the 2023 winter crop season is shaping up well.