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  • Inoculation decisions made easy with new test
    Inoculation decisions made easy with new test
    Author: Rachel Oxborrow, 08 May 2021

    A new test that measures rhizobia numbers in the soil will help take the guesswork out of inoculation decisions for pulse growers in South Australia and Victoria. The PREDICTA rNod soil DNA test informs growers of the number of rhizobia in the soil and whether or not pulses might benefit from inoculation.

  • Soil testing guides optimal crop nutrition and stubble production to reduce erosion risks
    Soil testing guides optimal crop nutrition and stubble production to reduce erosion risks
    Author: Rachel Oxborrow, 08 Apr 2021

    Agronomists in the South Australian and Victorian Mallee say that using soil testing to optimise crop biomass and soil nutrition decisions can help avoid topsoil erosion and yield losses. Research shows that losing one millimetre of topsoil can result in yield losses of between one and six per cent.

  • Know your fire safety code
    Know your fire safety code
    Author: Rachel Oxborrow, 15 Oct 2019

    Industry bodies and fire authorities are encouraging growers to know the details of their voluntary harvest code of practice to ensure fire safety across South Australia and Victoria.

  • DNA tests clarify soil diseases
    DNA tests clarify soil diseases
    Author: Rachel Oxborrow, 04 Oct 2019

    PreDicta® B testing helps boost grower knowledge of soil microbiology.

  • Communication key in beating adversity
    Communication key in beating adversity
    Author: Rachel Oxborrow, 24 Sep 2019

    Steve Whillas firmly believes face-to-face connections are an important part of maintaining good mental health in tough times.

  • Brokers provide options
    Brokers provide options
    Author: Rachel Oxborrow, 13 Sep 2019

    Engaging an insurance broker is an important part of fire risk management.

  • Investing in prevention
    Investing in prevention
    Author: Rachel Oxborrow, 11 Sep 2019

    The safety of staff, family, neighbours and the local community is the overriding consideration of grain grower Ben Wundersitz as he prepares for harvest each year.

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