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Optimistic Outlook for Rain

Optimistic Outlook for Rain

Farmers in eastern Australia are hopeful for the forecast rain that is predicted over the coming week, with an unseasonal trough expected to bring widespread rain to many drought affected areas. The dry summer and autumn have added to the many paddocks that remain in fallow where some farmers opted not to sow winter crops, […]

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Feeding Livestock in Dry Seasons

Feeding Livestock in Dry Seasons

As the dry weather continues across much of the eastern states, feeding livestock has become a daily task for most livestock producers. We all know that it will eventually rain however the forecast for widespread rain doesn’t look as positive as we would like and the end of the drought is not quite in sight […]

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Winter Crop Planting… but where is the rain?

Winter Crop Planting… but where is the rain?

It’s the time of year where most mixed farming operations have already sown forage oats and the winter crop planting window is in full view. This year however, the continuous dry conditions across Eastern Australia has delayed a lot of that sowing and most of the state remains in drought or in drought watch. The […]

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Some till in no-till… we call it ‘Strat Till’

Some till in no-till… we call it ‘Strat Till’

“An occasional tillage to deal with weed, disease and compaction issues in no-till farming systems has no long term negative impacts and the benefits outweigh the negatives” Soil erosion and the loss of organic matter are high priorities on any farmers mind and have been for decades. As time goes on we learn more about […]

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Hear It From Darren

Hear It From Darren

The big challenge is herbicide resistance – we are all using too much chemical. To combat this, we bought a Brookfield Disc Chain…

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It’s Time for the Field Days!

It’s Time for the Field Days!

It’s that time of year again when the Australian Agricultural Industry gets on it’s wheels, with several Field Days taking place around the country. See us at the following events:

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Trash Flow Problems?

Trash Flow Problems?

Blockages are a major issue at seeding time for Australian growers. The Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation in a recent report on the issue finds that “blockages become an increasing issue when stubble loads are above three tonne per hectare (3t/ha).”

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How Much Is Herbicide Costing You?

How Much Is Herbicide Costing You?

There is one topic on everyone’s lips – the increasing cost of and resistance to chemical sprays used to try to control tough weeds. Paul, a farmer in Western Victoria, fights with common weeds such as heliotrope and melons every season resulting in him turning to high rates of glyphosate and other herbicides…

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Dealing with Fleabane

Dealing with Fleabane

On a recent trip to Central Queensland, our boys were privileged to attend a meeting targeted at addressing the issue of tough weeds. One farmer had found that as soon as a Fleabane plant is larger than a 50 cent piece it was impossible to kill with herbicide!

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Herbicide Resistance – It Only Gets Worse

Herbicide Resistance – It Only Gets Worse

The Australian Government Grains Research and Development Corporation predicts the worsening of herbicide resistance with “at least 39 weed species in Australia with resistance to one or more herbicide modes-of-action (MOA).”

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