GRDC talks resistance

Dec. 2, 2023 | 2 min read
Pesticide resistance poses challenges for effective pest management in agriculture. But imagine if, by knowing the exact enzymes that exist in a plant or insect, we could use a RAT-like test to determine if resistance is occurring and how it occurs?

New board for Aussie hort

Dec. 1, 2023 | 2 min read
One new and two returning board directors have joined the grower-owned research and development corporation for Australian horticulture, Hort Innovation.

Free water tests for farmers

Dec. 1, 2023 | 1 min read
VICCHEM, a trusted name in agrichemical solutions, is thrilled to announce the continuation of their free water test kit, reaffirming their commitment to providing retail partners and growers with valuable insights to optimise the performance of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

Big news in small JD tractor

Nov. 28, 2023 | 6 min read
John Deere has rolled out its big guns in the smaller tractor, with its new 5ML tractor making its Australian debut at a Mildura high value crop (HVC) field day in early October.

Overwatch overachieves

Nov. 27, 2023 | 3 min read
The broadleaf weed control from Overwatch Herbicide in wheat, is helping the subsequent legume phase on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia.

Technology targets weeds

Nov. 26, 2023 | 4 min read
South Australian farmer Tim Williams is looking forward to a farming future with less weed pressure and reduced chemical application.

Seed program hits 200

Nov. 25, 2023 | 2 min read
The Australian Seed Federation’s Seed Industry Professional Program is getting runs on the board as fast as Glenn Maxwell – and is about to go right past his world cup 201 in program participants enrolled.

Is the honeybee the bee all to pollinate all?

Nov. 25, 2023 | 2 min read
As part of its Australian Pollinator Week participation, CropLife Australia and its members decided their best course of action would be to showcase the extent of pollinators who work hard for agriculture and the environment.

Optical sprayer technology returns on investment

Nov. 24, 2023 | 4 min read
Sky rocketing machinery prices have left many growers wondering whether new technologies like optical spot sprayers are profitable and can pay their way.

What are the economic benefits of diverse rotations?

Nov. 23, 2023 | 4 min read
Crop rotation choices drive farm profitability. When weeds start to dictate crop choices, input costs inevitably rise.

Dimethoate ban on fruit

Nov. 22, 2023 | 2 min read
The APVMA has suspended the registration and labels of chemical products containing dimethoate used as a post-harvest dip for fruit with inedible peel (except citrus).

Classy facility drives business in Griffith

Nov. 22, 2023 | 3 min read
With a goal to deliver a fit for purpose, targeted agribusiness site, the team at Terra Ag are delighted with their new facility at Griffith.

Magic in merlin software

Nov. 21, 2023 | 4 min read
Retail management systems are necessary tools in today’s age of business.

Global food commodity prices set to fall in 2024

Nov. 20, 2023 | 4 min read
Global food commodity prices are set for respite in 2024 after three years of record highs caused by war, adverse weather and rising energy and input costs, according to Rabobank’s annual Agri Commodity Markets Outlook report.

Kemtrace helps stressed cattle

Nov. 19, 2023 | 2 min read
In some areas of Queensland and the Northern Territory, overnight temperatures can remain hot and humid for extended periods contributing to heat stress and exacerbating conditions such as leaky gut in cattle.