Mark Allison to continue as Elders chief

June 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Elders has announced that after a comprehensive domestic and international search, the board of directors of Elders has agreed with Mark Allison that he continue in the role of managing director and chief executive officer.

How Datamars Livestock can upskill you

June 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Do you and your team struggle to keep up to date with the diversity of the product range you sell?

Prevent seed set to stop ryegrass in its tracks

May 29, 2023 | 4 min read
Increasing herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass has thrown up some challenges for Bec and Ash Marshall on their 3300ha farm at Normanville, Victoria, leading to a new approach to their farming system.

Table grape growth ripe for Northern Australia

May 29, 2023 | 2 min read
The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched a four-year research mission to make table grapes one of the most valuable fruit crops in Northern Australia.

Be prepared as rodent populations increase

May 27, 2023 | 3 min read
A record harvest season, along with high levels of stored grain and fodder, have created ideal conditions for rodent populations to rapidly expand this season. The abundance of food in paddocks and around farms means that farmers should be vigilant.

Additional raw sugar access into the US

May 27, 2023 | 3 min read
On 13 March 2023, the Office of the US Trade Representative announced the reallocation of unused quotas under their imported raw sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ). Australia was allocated an additional 24,479 tonnes (11% of the unused quota balance).

Research explores wider fungicide effectiveness

May 26, 2023 | 2 min read
Independent field research is set to continue into the wider effectiveness of key fungicides against various disease complexes in macadamias.

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.