Author: Clarisa Collis52 results found:
Author: Clarisa Collis, 15 Jun 2021
Flohr and Co – a farming partnership between Lou Flohr and Andy Hunt, and Lou’s parents Gary and Janet Flohr – has built a hay enterprise that provides important refuge from seasonal risk at Lameroo in South Australia's Mallee region. The hay enterprise has also lifted the overall productivity and profitability of the 4500-hectare mixed farm business which, in turn, has facilitated cropping expansion.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 29 May 2021
Alternative legume options are opening the door to summer cropping in southern farming systems.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 21 May 2021
Random weed surveys identified glyphosate resistance in ryegrass plants collected from 27 per cent of paddocks in south-eastern South Australia and 40 per cent of paddocks in south-western Victoria in the 2020 season. Herbicide resistance specialist Dr Peter Boutsalis explored the “significant increase” in glyphosate-resistant annual ryegrass at the 2021 GRDC Grains Research Update in Adelaide.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 18 May 2021
The Vennings - Todd, Brad and David - purpose-built a subsoil manuring machine from 2019 to 2021 to improve the structure of duplex brown soils, particularly the heavy clay subsoil, on their family farm at Hamilton, Victoria. The novel machine aims to remediate the soil structure with two particular functions – deep ripping and deep placement of organic matter.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 17 May 2021
Todd and Brad Venning have built a novel subsoil manuring machine to ameliorate waterlogging-prone soils on their property near Hamilton, Victoria.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 16 May 2021
Singapore-based Jean-Yves Chow from Mizuho Bank explored the “Asia protein gap”, in which the region’s demand for protein (mainly meat, grain and oilseeds) outstrips supply at the 2021 Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) Asia.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 23 Apr 2021
Australia’s approach to herbicide mode of action (MOA) classification is being updated to align with the new international system. Australian growers can expect to start seeing herbicide labels showing a new mode of action classification system from early 2022.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 13 Apr 2021
Queensland grower Phillip Crocker has implemented measures to improve electric powerline safety following a spate of incidents on his family’s farm at Muckadilla.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 06 Apr 2021
South Australian grower Steve Jaeschke has turned the adversity of a fire into an opportunity for intensive soil amelioration works on his family's farm near Bordertown. The Jaeschkes' amelioration program includes clay spreading, delving, spading and deep ripping. It has not only remediated charred non-wetting sands, but also lifted the overall productivity and profitability of the family's farm business since the fire in 2018.
Author: Clarisa Collis, 30 Mar 2021
From testing the waters to full immersion, South Australian grower from Karkoo, Scott Crettenden, recounts his clay spreading journey from novice to becoming his region’s principal contractor. Scott ameliorated non-wetting sands with a Claymate machine developed specifically for clay spreading as part of a contracting business on SA's Central Eyre Peninsula. Scott estimates the business spread clay on about 12,000 hectares of the region's water-repellent sands between 1997 and 2003.