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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

Process potato harvesting on Tasmania’s northwest coast

Senior agronomist Simon Nowell of Tasmania’s northwest coast says potato harvests are looking good but growers should look out for three problems affecting quality and yield this season. Potatoes…

Agronomy, Cropping

Gold the new standard for wheat

Commercially available for the first time this season, a new variety of wheat, Gold, is wowing agronomists with its yields, protein, low screenings and resilience.…

Agronomy, Cropping, Tech Services

Brand new classes of pre-emergents overcome resistance

Pre-emergent herbicides are on the menu for croppers right now and the good news is that there’s a suite of new chemistry available this season,…

Agronomy, Cropping, Farm Supplies

Graduate agronomist makes once-in-a-lifetime and daily discoveries

The graduate agronomist who found the first fall armyworm in Australia infected with a deadly fungus says it shows how exciting agronomy can be, despite…

Agronomy, Careers, Cropping

Winter crop nutrition for 2021

By August 2020, after a number of below average seasons and in many areas no crop at all, the winter crop yield potential in many…

Agronomy, Cropping, Farm Supplies, Seasons, Tech Services