Floods and costs hits vegetable sector hard

Dec. 24, 2022 | 3 min read
2022 was meant to be the year where we bounced back from the hardships and difficulties of COVID-19, but this year has been one of the toughest in recent memory for the vegetable industry, writes Michael Coote.

AGT marks 20 years with top new varieties

Dec. 24, 2022 | 3 min read
The year 2022 has been a significant milestone year for Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) which celebrated 20 years of grain breeding excellence.

AgriVentis Technologies releases new mung beans

Dec. 24, 2022 | 2 min read
AgriVentis Technologies is an agricultural seed technology and development company, and the release of their promising Green Dragon and Green Taipan mung bean varieties will be the first of their material to be commercially available in Australia.

Pop-up starter fertilisers offer flexibility

Dec. 23, 2022 | 3 min read
Following recent major weather events which have delayed and potentially cut off part of the cotton planting window, resellers and advisers will be eager to help growers across both dryland and irrigated sectors maximise opportunity while managing the risk around planting in this highly volatile weather environment.

Rural market rodenticides from Rudducks

Dec. 23, 2022 | 2 min read
When control of rats and mice is proving to be a problem, Rudducks has some unique and highly effective options. As well as the Pyrethrum based insecticides featured in November Rural Business, Rudduck offers two rodenticide products for the rural market.

Mateno tops weed control in barley

Dec. 23, 2022 | 6 min read
On the heels of its welcome registration for early post-emergent (EPE) application in barley to control grass and broadleaf weeds, latest trials in this use pattern with the recently released Mateno Complete herbicide have further reinforced its performance over several years of development.

Barbless wire safe for stock and wildlife

Dec. 22, 2022 | 3 min read
“Brilliant” sums up the new Murray Barbless Safe-Twist wire.

MaxCare’s new animal app

Dec. 22, 2022 | 1 min read
MaxCare is excited to announce the launch of its new app ‘MaxCare Animal’.

Instant analysis boosts in-crop N efficiency

Dec. 22, 2022 | 4 min read
Growers can now gain the nitrogen (N) nutrition status of a range of crops instantly following the launch of a unique smartphone app that aims to assist the most efficient application of fertilisers to maximise returns and protect the environment.

Vayego Forte banana weevil borer weapon

Dec. 21, 2022 | 3 min read
The cost of not controlling banana weevil borer for growers in north Queensland is significant, with the damage caused by the pest having the ability to reduce bunch size and yields, and cause plant loss.

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.

Soft approach pays off in macadamias

Dec. 21, 2022 | 3 min read
A decision to switch to products that are safer to beneficial insects has worked particularly well for Bundaberg macadamia grower Andrew Lewis.

Tips for navigating the unrelenting uncertainty

Dec. 20, 2022 | 3 min read
Rural Australia is a living text book of managing uncertainty. And yet again, amidst extraordinary weather and resulting floods, we find ourselves reeling with even more uncertainty, writes Dr Kate Burke.

Great onion crops for SA growers

Dec. 20, 2022 | 2 min read
A capacity to grow great crops of onions in some challenging conditions, provides its own rewards for Jarryd Dolling of Dolling Produce in the south-east region of South Australia.

Moree named Nutrien branch of the year

Dec. 19, 2022 | 3 min read
What better way to mark National Ag Day for Nutrien Ag Solutions Moree, which has been recognised for its performance and contribution to the agriculture industry at last month’s Nutrien Ag Solutions Gala Dinner and Awards night.