Plantings to summer crops in 2022–23 are forecast to remain well above average

Sept. 8, 2022 | 3 min read
The area planted to summer crops in 2022–23 is forecast to increase by 2% to reach 1.6 million hectares. This is supported by the combination of significant areas of land previously left fallow during winter in Queensland and New South Wales, ample soil moisture availability in late winter for planting crops, and the favourable seasonal conditions expected over spring. Summer crop production is forecast to reach the fifth highest on record at 5.2 million tonnes, remaining 6% below the record production of last season. Production of grain sorghum is forecast to reach the fourth highest on record at 2.6 million tonnes, supported by well above average area and yields. Production of cotton lint is forecast to reach the third highest on record of 1.1 million tonnes.

Managing your business during turbulent times

Sept. 8, 2022 | 3 min read
Managing rural business, during turbulent times, is both an art and a science, writes Kerry Swan.

Movento controls pests for Queensland Citrus

Sept. 7, 2022 | 3 min read
As one of the largest exporters of citrus in Queensland, fruit quality is a critical performance indicator for Greg Parr, managing director of Queensland Citrus.

Corteva Salibro nematicide for healthy soil

Sept. 7, 2022 | 3 min read
“Where the other products have been put in, Salibro has definitely done better. So far, it's looking really good."

Bayer podcasts make a mark in ag sector

Sept. 6, 2022 | 3 min read
Agriculture is a busy place at the best of times, so cutting through the noise to deliver concise, relevant information is a challenge.

Lice under spotlight at dipping conference

Sept. 6, 2022 | 2 min read
More than 30 contractors, partners and staff from NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia attended the 3rd National Sheep Dipping Contractors Forum held in Moama recently.

Hiring and salary pressure continues

Sept. 6, 2022 | 3 min read
Favourable seasonal conditions, record export forecasts, a tight labour market and rising costs locally and globally are creating both challenges and opportunities for Australian agribusinesses in 2022, writes Jess Roberts.

Seed Convention 2022 – That’s a wrap!

Sept. 6, 2022 | 3 min read
The seed industry revelled in being back together again after a 3-year long hiatus at the ASF Seed Business Convention 2022.

Haifa’s new SA and NSW agronomist

Sept. 5, 2022 | 2 min read
Haifa Australia has welcomed the appointment of Sheri Robinson to the role of sales agronomist for the South Australia and the Riverina region in New South Wales.

Syngenta's new pest manager

Sept. 4, 2022 | 1 min read
Jessica Georgeson has been appointed marketing manager for Syngenta’s Professional Pest Management division, replacing Nicole Tyzak.

AGT’s new variety support manager WA

Sept. 4, 2022 | 2 min read
AGT has welcomed well known WA agriculture identity Floyd Sullivan to a newly established variety support role.

Maxcare’s new CSM

Sept. 4, 2022 | 1 min read
MaxCare is very excited to welcome Karen Wines to its team.

S&W Seeds MD international

Sept. 4, 2022 | 1 min read
S&W Seed Company is pleased to announce that Cameron Henley has been appointed as managing director – international business.

Nutrien joins AusAgritech as partner

Sept. 3, 2022 | 2 min read
Nutrien Ag Solutions and the Australian Agritech Association (AusAgritech) have announced Nutrien Ag Solutions’s membership of the Association as a corporate partner to further nurture the potential of the rapidly growing agritech sector and the emerging talent within it.

Dealing with transport incidents

Sept. 3, 2022 | 3 min read
It’s something we all want to avoid, but it’s something that occurs every day on our roads, and when you’re transporting dangerous goods or hazardous chemicals, the consequences of an incident on the road can be dire.