Southern, 26 Jan 2021
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.
Southern, 17 Nov 2020
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.
Southern, 05 Oct 2020
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.
Southern, 16 Sep 2020
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.
Southern, 25 Aug 2020
Deep ripping combined with liquid nutrient injection could be the recipe needed to remediate Tristan Baldock’s Mallee-type sands by 2029.
Southern, 24 Aug 2020
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.
Southern, 18 Aug 2020
A new ethos emphasising simplification and intensification has led to major change in the Seears family’s mixed-farming operation at Lucindale, South Australia.
Southern, 27 Jun 2020
Victorian grower and industry leader Andrew Weidemann has been recognised in this year's Queen's birthday honours.
Southern, 26 Jun 2020
Growers across Australia recount their experience of the cropping season.
Southern, 24 Jun 2020
Moon family's outlook on southern pulse expansion in a non-traditional growing area