Setting up winter crops for success

April 30, 2023 | 2 min read
The latest edition of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) ‘Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide’ is now available for growers to use when making their key management decisions for the 2023 season.

Tramat a game changer for Vic dairy farmer

April 29, 2023 | 3 min read
Ryegrass pastures play an essential role in Stuart Crosthwaite’s dairy farming operations, but with weeds having a massive impact, his grass crops were suffering. However, that changed once he introduced Tramat from Bayer into his farming system.

Italian ryegrass: quick winter feed and high ROI

April 29, 2023 | 3 min read
Growers can get the most of their grazing and increase their return on investment by optimising sowing rates and sowing an Italian ryegrass instead of an annual ryegrass this autumn.

Australian pasture industry generates $3b

April 28, 2023 | 3 min read
The Australian pasture industry is bigger than ever. Much of this year-on-year growth is thanks to local and international companies investing in research and development for new varieties.

Powerful tank mix for broadleaf weed control

April 28, 2023 | 3 min read
Herbicide tank mixes designed to boost control of treatments against weeds are becoming a stronger option for many growers to help manage difficult populations.

Ryegrasses continue to improve and adapt

April 27, 2023 | 4 min read
Short-term ryegrasses have been an important source of winter feed for farmers for many years, particularly in the coastal and southern regions of Australia. However, some agronomists believe ryegrass is under-utilised in other areas.

Herbicide trials reveal solution for resistance

April 27, 2023 | 5 min read
The arrival last season of a new cereal pre-emergence and early post-emergence (EPE) herbicide offers growers a potential step-change in their early season weed control, as confirmed by independent trials last year.

Hasten a leading spray adjuvant for 25 years

April 26, 2023 | 2 min read
In 1993, Dr Bob Killick – owner of Vicchem, was involved in the creation of ground breaking chemistry by using ethylated canola oil to create the unique formulation of Hasten Spray Adjuvant.

Trials test perennial ryegrass perceptions

April 26, 2023 | 5 min read
An independently managed pasture trial that has already highlighted benefits in prime lamb meat production from grazing different perennial ryegrass cultivars is this year turning its attention to measuring the impact on Merino wool production.

We can’t afford to lose older herbicides

April 25, 2023 | 3 min read
Ian Linklater and his sons, Daniel, James and Michael – of Trentham Farms, near Gol Gol in Far Western NSW, crop 9800 ha of sandy loam country and appreciate the value of older and cheaper herbicides that are still effective options against their major weeds.

How widespread a problem is Spraydrift?

April 24, 2023 | 3 min read
Spray drift events have been at an all-time high due to floods and large-scale rain events at the end of 2022.

Less fines = less drift with On Coarse DRA

April 22, 2023 | 5 min read
Without fines, there’d be no drift. Worries about nearby cotton, surface temperature inversions, low or high wind speeds, downwind buffer zones or stories on the ABC would be a thing of the past, says FMC’s technical extension specialist, David Johnson.

Guidebook identifies key to spraying efficiency

April 22, 2023 | 3 min read
A new technical and troubleshooting resource for grain growers is available in the form of a GRDC guidebook for mixing and batching agricultural chemicals.

Smart fertiliser boosts yield potential

April 21, 2023 | 3 min read
Lono, a specialised nitrogen fertiliser that is efficient and environmentally stable is gaining ground in the Australian tree crop sector as growers seek more sustainable options to improve marketable yields.

Commodity prices, interest rates and drought bite

April 21, 2023 | 3 min read
Australian farmers continue to ride the rollercoaster of seasons, commodity prices and economic factors, with rural sentiment at the start of 2023 dipping to its lowest level reported since late 2018.