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Stamina grazing-tolerant lucerne with true grazing tolerance

When identifying lucerne cultivars for true grazing tolerance, PGG Wrightson national product development manager Isaac Berry recommends Stamina GT varieties that persist under set-stocked grazing…

Agronomy

Get to know your lucerne breeder

S&W’s global lucerne-breeding program is heavily focused on producing high forage and seed yielding varieties, with high resistance across the pest and disease profiles. The…

Agronomy

How to make stylo a weight-gain star

The right choice of legume can add a vital extra 20 to 30kg liveweight gain a year to store cattle, making the difference between achieving…

Agronomy, Tech Services

ProGibb SG fills the winter feed gap

One of the biggest issues facing livestock producers is keeping stock fed during the winter feed gap. Pasture depletion during cooler weather and cold soil…

Agronomy, Cropping, Seasons

Perfect conditions for the worst of the slugs

Conditions for slug activity and breeding in parts of Victoria and NSW have been ideal, thanks to good rainfall since last spring. One of the…

Agronomy, Cropping

Adding legumes to your crop rotation? Things you need to consider

With so much talk about sustainability in agriculture these days, the spotlight is back on legumes. If you’re looking to add legumes to your crop…

Agronomy, Cropping

Early season pests

Pests come in all shapes and sizes. Two-legged or four, flying or crawling. In this article broadacre cropping specialist Peter Eliott-Lockhart takes a look at…

Agronomy, Cropping

AgTech for all ages and applications

The next generation of young agricultural students were able to experience the many aspects of farm management and agriculture in a recent field day held…

Agronomy, Cattle

Local pasture issues solved by special seed mixes

The ongoing push for high production pastures in medium to high rainfall zones of Western Australia has seen several south-coast Elders agronomists develop specialised seed…

Agronomy, Cropping

Dealing with pasture dieback

Pasture dieback is a growing, dying problem What is pasture dieback? Dieback is killing a growing area of pastures in Queensland and northern New South…

Agronomy, Cropping

Seed preparation the key to good start in NSW

Getting your crop off to a good start begins with quality inputs and seed preparation according to New South Wales grain grower Peter Finlayson. Peter…

Agronomy, Cropping, Seasons

New seed varieties offer great potential

Darren Pech, Senior Agronomist at Elders Jamestown, SA talks about some promising new seed varieties that have been released this year. New barley varieties Although…

Agronomy, Cropping, Farm Supplies