Skip to content
menu icon
24 results found
  • Narrow row spacings set up ‘opportunity enterprise’
    Southern, 26 Jan 2021
    Narrow row spacings set up ‘opportunity enterprise’

    The transition to narrower crop row spacings has led to higher yield potential, reduced in-crop weed pressure and increased plant biomass on Richard Konzag's property at Mallala in South Australia's Lower North region.

  • Researchers profile Red leather leaf disease
    Southern, 17 Nov 2020
    Researchers profile Red leather leaf disease

    New southern research findings have highlighted the grain and hay yield losses caused by a common, yet previously little-known, oat cropping disease – Red leather leaf (RLL). The ongoing research led by Agriculture Victoria research scientist Dr Mark McLean shows the disease can cause grain yield losses of up to half a tonne per hectare and hay yield losses between 0.5 and 1t/ha.

  • Versatile vetch a winner for Murray Plains mixed farmer
    Southern, 05 Oct 2020
    Versatile vetch a winner for Murray Plains mixed farmer

    Vetch is highly versatile and can be grown for grazing, hay, green or brown manure, or grain production. South Australian grower Adrian Bormann says vetch is also reliable and can handle a wide range of soil types.

  • Timely safety lessons emerge from header fire
    Southern, 16 Sep 2020
    Timely safety lessons emerge from header fire

    Mallee grower Ian Hastings has devised a new system to enable fire-fighting from the safety of the tractor cabin, instead of standing in the paddock, after he was seriously injured fighting a blaze in a barley crop on his family's property during harvest last year. The Hastings family – Ian, Cathie, Michael and Megan – crop about 4600 hectares at Ouyen in north-western Victoria.

  • Ripping combination aims to remediate sands
    Southern, 25 Aug 2020
    Ripping combination aims to remediate sands

    Deep ripping combined with liquid nutrient injection could be the recipe needed to remediate Tristan Baldock’s Mallee-type sands by 2029.

  • On-farm trials highlight hyper-yield potential
    Southern, 24 Aug 2020
    On-farm trials highlight hyper-yield potential

    Findings from the hyper-yielding cereals project, including on-farm trials, have seen the Clutterbuck family adopt new high-performance wheat and barley cultivars on their property at Hagley in north-central Tasmania. The Clutterbucks - James, Sarah, Peter and Helen - hosted trials at 'Summerhill Farms' from 2016 to 2019 to test the research findings from experimental plot trials as part of the project.

  • Simple but intensive model lifts farm production
    Southern, 18 Aug 2020
    Simple but intensive model lifts farm production

    A new ethos emphasising simplification and intensification has led to major change in the Seears family’s mixed-farming operation at Lucindale, South Australia.

  • Grower Andrew Weidemann given AM in Queen's birthday honours
    Southern, 27 Jun 2020
    Grower Andrew Weidemann given AM in Queen's birthday honours

    Victorian grower and industry leader Andrew Weidemann has been recognised in this year's Queen's birthday honours.

  • GroundCover's featured growers take the brakes off for the winter cropping season
    Southern, 26 Jun 2020
    GroundCover's featured growers take the brakes off for the winter cropping season

    Growers across Australia recount their experience of the cropping season.

  • On-farm pulse push at Pyramid Hill in north-central Victoria
    Southern, 24 Jun 2020
    On-farm pulse push at Pyramid Hill in north-central Victoria

    Moon family's outlook on southern pulse expansion in a non-traditional growing area

back to top