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NSW government announces $50m in mouse plague support

Elders has welcomed the NSW Government announcement of a support package worth $50m to help fight the worsening mouse plague currently engulfing the state. The…

Corporate, 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

Controlling Bifora

Bifora (Bifora testiculata) is an annual weed in cropping regions. Its presence in grain and hay is considered contamination and will therefore also reduce their market…

Cropping

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

The emerging cotton market in the NT – on farm decisions

The prospect of the impending announcement of a cotton gin in the NT has created enormous interest in this rain feed cropping system.   Rodney Atkin-Smith,…

Cropping

Eradicating Nutgrass from fallows

Nutgrass is a perennial weed that plagues farmers. Ryan Osborne, Graduate Agronomist from Elders Bowen (QLD) gives some tips for the removal of Nutgrass in…

Cropping

Dealing with pasture dieback

An outbreak of pasture dieback is spreading across eastern Queensland. Thomas Elder Consulting specialist agronomist Peter Spies explores possible causes and offers solutions. What is…

Agronomy, Cropping

Australian plague locusts sighted in South Australia

When Elders Burra Agronomist Thomas Drew saw large locusts flying about in the Burra, Leighton and Mount Bryan region over the past few weeks he…

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