Southern, 20 Apr 2022
The largest fire in the history of Kangaroo Island has led to restoration and renewal in the Stanton family’s farm business off the coast of South Australia.
Southern, 29 Mar 2022
Observation of local trials at the Rutherglen Research Institute has prompted north-east Victorian grower Ashley Fraser to rethink the potential for intercropping in his family's farm business at Rutherglen. The district trials tested the productivity and profitability of four companion crops, each combining two crop species.
Southern, 25 Mar 2022
Victorian growers Ashley Fraser from Rutherglen and Tom Briggs from Norong relate their on-farm experiences growing different types of companion crops in the state's north-east. Both growers were spectators of local intercropping trials at the Rutherglen Research Institute as part of the Victorian Grains Innovation Partnership.
Southern, 22 Feb 2022
South Australian growers Alistair and Kate Ifould have put in place an ambitious soil improvement program to correct a worsening soil acidification problem. It has involved a combination of liming and deep ripping, followed by a generous fertiliser application program, to get the most out of their newly improved soils.
Southern, 19 Feb 2022
Stuart Robinson ranks good crop establishment as the number one factor to the success of cropping on his farm, with increased weed control at the front of mind.
Southern, 18 Feb 2022
For Luke Simon, farming across a variety of soil types is one of the greatest challenges. The Mid-North property ranges from non-wetting sands through to heavy black clays, an issue particularly difficult to manage at times like seeding.
Southern, 02 Feb 2022
Scientists are developing new on-farm systems combining sensor technologies that enable growers to determine both the market class and quality grade of pulses and cereals defined by Grain Trade Australia standards.
Southern, 30 Jan 2022
Mark had to modify the rollers of this airseeder because the seed distribution wasn’t even enough. Once this was done, it allowed for sufficient adjustment when sowing canola.
Southern, 28 Jan 2022
A successful crop establishment of 600 tillers per square metre is where Gary Virgin would like to start his season off.
Southern, 27 Jan 2022
John sees successful crop establishment as an incredibly important aspect to a cropping system as it has implications on the entire season.