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.

Misreporting pesticides is tail wagging the dog

Nov. 12, 2022 | 3 min read
A recent so-called ‘investigative reporting’ series published in The Guardian has challenged the integrity of Australia’s agvet chemical regulatory system, writes Matthew Cossey.

Sivanto prime tough on pests but not predators

Nov. 12, 2022 | 4 min read
Horticultural pest and disease pressure in the Wide Bay area of Queensland can be very high especially in wet seasons like 2022. It means local growers like John Warren Warren need the right tools and management to make sure they are growing the very best quality produce for market.

Getting it ‘done’ should mean getting it ‘right’

Nov. 12, 2022 | 5 min read
In tree, vines and trellised vegetables crops, product application rates based on ground area, expressed as rate of product per hectare, were once considered satisfactory but can easily result in the grower either underdosing or overdosing crops with product, Scott Mathew writes.

AGT’s Willaura high rainfall wheat variety

Nov. 11, 2022 | 2 min read
AGT has developed the high performing new variety, Willaura in recognition of the growing need for slower maturing, milling quality wheat varieties suited to higher rainfall environments of southern Australia.

Barenbrug new perennial and hybrid ryegrass

Nov. 11, 2022 | 2 min read
The long-awaited release of 4front NEA2 perennial ryegrass and Samurye NEA12 hybrid ryegrass by Barenbrug is raising the bar in perennial and hybrid ryegrasses.

Lush feed brings high risk of bloat

Nov. 11, 2022 | 3 min read
At this time of year, the word bloat can strike fear for many cattle producers, but Bloat-Drench and Bloat Pasture Spray from Vicchem can help, says Vicchem’s Dugald McFarlane.