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  • Fire spurs farm business regeneration
    Southern, 20 Apr 2022
    Fire spurs farm business regeneration

    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.

  • Research seeks out perfect paddock marriage
    Southern, 29 Mar 2022
    Research seeks out perfect paddock marriage

    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.

  • Paddock companions show profitable potential
    Southern, 25 Mar 2022
    Paddock companions show profitable potential

    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.

  • Soil tonic mixes lime, deep ripping and nutrition
    Southern, 22 Feb 2022
    Soil tonic mixes lime, deep ripping and nutrition

    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.

  • Stuart ranks good crop establishment as the number one factor in the success of cropping
    Southern, 19 Feb 2022
    Stuart ranks good crop establishment as the number one factor in the success of cropping

    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.

  • 50ft Boss Bridge frame planter improves productivity across diverse soil types
    Southern, 18 Feb 2022
    50ft Boss Bridge frame planter improves productivity across diverse soil types

    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.

  • On-farm tool blends sensor technologies
    Southern, 02 Feb 2022
    On-farm tool blends sensor technologies

    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.

  • Different seeding equipment for different soils
    Southern, 30 Jan 2022
    Different seeding equipment for different soils

    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.

  • 1870 John Deere: “It’s the third one in a row, I still don’t know of any better!”
    Southern, 28 Jan 2022
    1870 John Deere: “It’s the third one in a row, I still don’t know of any better!”

    A successful crop establishment of 600 tillers per square metre is where Gary Virgin would like to start his season off.

  • Anything that starts well, does well at Berriwillock
    Southern, 27 Jan 2022
    Anything that starts well, does well at Berriwillock

    John sees successful crop establishment as an incredibly important aspect to a cropping system as it has implications on the entire season.

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