Growers urged to test redlegged earth mite for resistance

July 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Grain growers and farm advisers are being asked whether they have noticed a chemical control failure or suspect insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites (RLEM).

Latest pesticide resistance management advice supports climate-smart pest management

July 1, 2022 | 2 min read
CropLife Australia’s Resistance Management Strategies for fungicides, herbicides and insecticides assist farmers, agronomists and environmental land managers to ensure important crop protection products remain viable and effective tools into the future. The official 2022-23 strategies have been updated and formally released today and are now available online.

Fresh hope for new flystrike control method

June 30, 2022 | 2 min read
Tiny nanoparticles less than a thousandth of a millimetre in size are providing a promising new method to protect sheep against deadly flystrike, according to University of Queensland research.

FMC Overwatch Herbicide leaves its mark

June 22, 2022 | 4 min read
Overwatch Herbicide has provided excellent weed control and a much-needed rotational option for agronomist Jake Rademacher on SA’s lower Yorke Peninsula.

Smart storage solutions key to efficiency

June 21, 2022 | 4 min read
When you think of business development and growth strategies, what do you think of? Perhaps email marketing and in-store promotions? Or maybe sales projections and refreshing your online store?

Innovative drip system saves water and energy

June 15, 2022 | 3 min read
A new gravity-powered micro-irrigation solution by N-Drip is changing this reality, reducing global water use by offering a precise, sustainable, affordable alternative to flood irrigation.

Ute guide drives farmers to deal with harmful oestrogenic subclovers

June 3, 2022 | 2 min read
How to identify and remediate subterranean clover pastures that cause sheep infertility is the focus of a new ute guide co-created by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

International Day of Plant Health:

May 11, 2022 | 2 min read
Inaugural International Day of Plant Health is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of healthy seed to healthy plants. Mr Osman Mewett, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Seed Federation (ASF), the peak national association for Australia’s seed for sowing sector said, “The seed industry has been supportive of the idea of celebrating an International Day of Plant Health from the very beginning.”

New tool helps grain growers preserve beneficial insects on-farm

May 4, 2022 | 2 min read
A critical new tool will help Australian grain growers understand what pesticides to select to preserve ‘beneficial’ insects that play a critical role in pest management in the paddock.

The impacts of China’s COVID lockdowns on Australian agriculture

May 3, 2022 | 3 min read
Current strict lockdowns in many major cities in China – as the country tries to eradicate the spread of COVID – are not only affecting its local citizens, but also having flow-on impacts on trading partners, including Australia, according to agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.

Long, longer, longest: new trials weigh up benefits of long coleoptile wheat varieties

April 28, 2022 | 4 min read
Strong interest amongst Western Australian growers in new lines of “moisture seeking” wheat is driving the expansion of regional trials this year, with results set to inform future agronomic and farming systems guidelines for long coleoptile varieties.

Growing Smarter in the Mallee 2022 agtech summit

April 28, 2022 | 2 min read
Practical demonstrations, workshops, speakers, trade stalls and farm tours will all be on offer at the Growing Smarter in the Mallee 2022 agtech summit. The summit is an initiative of the Mallee Regional Innovation Centre (MRIC) and will be held at Mildura’s SuniTAFE Smart Farm on Thursday 5 May and Friday 6 May.

Prospects for Australian wheat exports amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict

April 20, 2022 | 5 min read
A Charles Sturt University agribusiness expert suggests Australia can anticipate an increase in wheat exports to countries affected by the Ukraine-Russia conflict and should target those importing nations’ requirements.

Booster-Mag for safe crop protection

April 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Booster-Mag is an environmentally friendly, easy-to-apply foliar spray, developed to align with the market's need for non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-dangerous and crop-safe products that can help maintain healthy crops.

Building mouse and insect pressure highlights importance of hygiene

April 13, 2022 | 2 min read
As seeding preparations build during this busy time of year, growers are encouraged to prioritise hygiene around seed grain and storage infrastructure.