Northern, 10 Nov 2023
Enterprise diversity, via earthmoving and contracting, has helped ride out quiet times for the Jackson brothers, a northern NSW farming family. Capturing the development of a new 1000-hectare block for their YouTube channel has also helped bring a new audience to grain growing. However, with the new farm needing work, they need to take a step back from contracting for a while.
Northern, 03 Oct 2023
Most of the 11 full-time employees who work on Beau Longmire's 1700-hectare southern NSW grain growing property have some personal investment in parts of the business, and it is this “skin in the game” that he believes helps him to retain quality staff. The approach is currently based on machinery ownership, although Beau sees opportunities for different strategies in the future.
Northern, 28 Sep 2023
Renowned grain storage specialist Philip Burrill has retired after 25 years of supporting grain growers in Queensland and New South Wales. Two successors, Alex Conway and Brock Dembowski, who trained under Burrill, will now provide expert advice to the industry. Conway, based in Toowoomba, specializes in agricultural engineering and grain storage R&D, while Dembowski, located in Townsville, focuses on North Queensland growers. The transition ensures ongoing support through the 1800 WEEVIL hotline and the GRDC grain storage website.
Northern, 19 Sep 2023
Despite a flood event in the middle of planting, crops planted on levelled country not only coped but also flourished.
Northern, 12 Sep 2023
A sound five-year plan, backed by nutrition and disease management, has helped improve overall enterprise wellbeing for this Condamine cotton and grain business
Northern, 19 Jun 2023
Wheat grain protein maps guide urea inputs and improve yields.
Northern, 02 May 2023
Northern grower Tom Coggan shares how robots have helped alleviate on-farm labour issues.
Northern, 10 Mar 2023
Keen to transition between grazing and cropping on his family's farm, Tim Houston will explore how to sustainably transition land via a Nuffield Scholarship, seeing how other countries have managed this process to achieve a positive triple bottom-line outcome.
Northern, 09 Nov 2022
Damien Schneider says on-farm trials and agronomy benchmarking have helped lift wheat yields on his farm, with further fine-tuning on the agenda
Northern, 06 Oct 2022
The benefits of deep-banded phosphorus and potassium continue to shine for grain growers in the northern region.