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  • Hay enterprise underpins crop expansion
    Hay enterprise underpins crop expansion
    Region: South, 22 Jun 2021

    A sophisticated export hay enterprise has provided a profitable, low-risk foundation for a South Australian family’s cropping expansion at Lameroo in the southern Mallee region. Grower, agronomist and GRDC southern region panelist Lou Flohr says the total farm area, including owned and leased land, has more than doubled from 2000 to 4500 hectares in the past five years.

  • Hay enterprise provides risk buffer for crops
    Hay enterprise provides risk buffer for crops
    Region: South, 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.

  • Dodging frost a numbers game
    Dodging frost a numbers game
    Region: South, 07 Jun 2021

    The statistics behind sowing and flowering times guide South Australian grower James Venning’s approach to frost avoidance. A small portion of his land on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is subject to frost, and it is this area that has been the focus of his recent experiments with new wheat varieties.

  • Southern push into summer legumes
    Southern push into summer legumes
    Region: South, 29 May 2021

    Alternative legume options are opening the door to summer cropping in southern farming systems.

  • Glyphosate-resistant ryegrass challenge
    Glyphosate-resistant ryegrass challenge
    Region: South, 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.

  • New equipment improves crop establishment for Crystal Brook grower
    New equipment improves crop establishment for Crystal Brook grower
    Region: South, 20 May 2021

    Farming on the sandy clay loams of Crystal Brook, the Sargent family have been early adopters of no-till farming since 1999 and believe that crop establishment is key for success.

  • Crop establishment learnings from the Wimmera
    Crop establishment learnings from the Wimmera
    Region: South, 20 May 2021

    For the Rethus family, who farm around Horsham, good crop establishment is critical for success.

  • Deep thinking drives machinery development
    Deep thinking drives machinery development
    Region: South, 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.

  • On-farm test spurs novel machine
    On-farm test spurs novel machine
    Region: South, 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.

  • Chemical residue adds layer of complexity to legume production
    Chemical residue adds layer of complexity to legume production
    Region: South, 10 May 2021

    The GRDC Southern Pulse Extension project was established to help growers maximise income from pulses. GroundCover spoke to some of the people involved in the project about its outcomes. Vetch has been a staple in the rotation of third-generation grain grower Jeff Nickolls since he began producing it during the 1990s on the family farm south of Pinnaroo, near the South Australia–Victoria border.

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