Caution required when retaining rain-affected seed

Dec. 7, 2022 | 3 min read
When harvesting cereal seed for planting in 2023, it pays to consider the potential risks of retaining low protein, rain-damaged grain, says Dr Greg Rebetzke, CSIRO Agriculture and Food’s chief research scientist.

Nufarm net profit up 118%

Dec. 7, 2022 | 2 min read
Nufarm has announced a strong increase in full year earnings driven by growth across all its business segments in the 12 months ended 30 September 2022.

Elders’ stellar profit result

Dec. 6, 2022 | 4 min read
Elders has released its results for the 12 months to 30 September 2022, reporting an underlying profit before tax of $223.5 million – up 42% on FY21, based on $232.1 million underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) – up 39% on FY21.

From the editor

Dec. 5, 2022 | 2 min read
It’s been another year of triumphs and heartbreak for the agricultural sector, with the return of good seasons, record profits among reseller groups and supply companies – plus the heartbreak of a wet harvest and flooding impacting communities yet again.

First female president in ASF’s history

Dec. 5, 2022 | 2 min read
The Australian Seed Federation (ASF) appointed a new board at their recent AGM, held at Seed Business Convention 2022 in Brisbane. For the first time in the Federation’s 80+ year history it elected a female president – Rowena Petrie, managing director of Royston Petrie Seeds.

Agbot’s affordable tank monitor sold by Elders

Nov. 20, 2022 | 2 min read
An innovative which allows primary producers to monitor their water tanks, dams and diesel tanks remotely from their mobile phones or laptops is now available from Elders.

Nutrien talent program for tech development

Nov. 18, 2022 | 2 min read
As the race for talent across the agriculture, mining and technology sectors continues to tighten, Nutrien Ag Solutions is hoping a new dedicated program will help prepare the ag industry with the skills needed now and into the future.

Promo merchandise: a look back and forward

Nov. 18, 2022 | 3 min read
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times!” Charles Dicken’s famous first line of “A Tale of Two Cities” could well have described 2022 in our chosen field of promotional merchandise, Charles Clixby writes.

Apple industry welcomes miticide with new MOA

Nov. 17, 2022 | 3 min read
After increased mite pressure in apple orchards in recent seasons and more than a decade since a new mode of action miticide has been introduced, a new product hitting the shelves always was going to be a valuable addition for growers’ control programs.

The magic of Merlin Software

Nov. 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Business owners know that running a company calls for hard work, careful planning, and reliable processes.

Making silo fumigation easier with SiloKeeper

Nov. 17, 2022 | 2 min read
A new easy-to-use tool that plans, monitors and tracks QuickPhos fumigation in on-farm storage is soon to be released in Australia.

Fruit fly control now a major focus in Sunraysia

Nov. 15, 2022 | 3 min read
Controlling fruit fly has become a major focus on the 500 hectares of citrus orchards of the Nutrano Produce Group in the Sunraysia region at Mildura.

Safe and effective rat solution for macadamias

Nov. 15, 2022 | 3 min read
Controlling rats in macadamia orchards used to be very tricky. Infestations are generally quite hard to detect until they have already caused significant damage and loss.

Spotlight Plus in vines saves time and money

Nov. 14, 2022 | 3 min read
The switch away from mechanical to chemical sucker control has rewarded Griffith viticulturalist and contractor Steven Barbon with major savings.

Strategic N application boosts feed

Nov. 12, 2022 | 2 min read
After a wet and cool winter, livestock producers are being encouraged to consider applying targeted nitrogen (N) fertiliser to support pasture growth, helping to avoid a feed gap or boost silage or hay yields.