Southern, 30 Oct 2023
Closing the yield gap hinges on multiple management factors. South Australian grower Bruce McLean explains how he did it
Northern, 26 Oct 2023
What did Sam Ballantyne and his family do to grow a hyper-yielding crop?
Southern, 04 Sep 2023
Southern region growers who are battling acidic soils have been given the latest insights into remediation techniques and technology at a workshop in South Australia. The workshop presented trial results and research findings from the ‘Acid Soils SA’ project that is funded by GRDC and led by the South Australian Research and Development Institute.
Southern, 01 Sep 2023
South Australian Wimmera grower David Kuchel, whose properties on either side of the SA–Victorian border experience reliable rainfall of about 450 millimetres per year, has long struggled with extremely variable pH.In recent years, paddock mapping of soil acidity levels has proved a game changer. David is now able to grow crops in paddocks where he previously could not, and enjoys increased yields due to much-reduced soil pH variability.
Southern, 06 Jun 2023
Rob and Jo Bradley share how an incremental approach to drainage and sustainable farming led to improved cereal crops in Longford, Tasmania.
Southern, 14 Mar 2023
With its typically warm winters and absence of frost, Barry Mudge’s farm at Port Germein, South Australia, is well-suited to lentils. Even in less-than-ideal years they can withstand poor conditions and remain profitable.
Southern, 05 Mar 2023
Dual-purpose canola helps to manage weeds on a property Frank Archer manages in Tasmania.
Southern, 13 Feb 2023
Declines in crop production on sandy soils across the Victorian Mallee after the breaking of the Millennium drought had the region’s grain growers scratching their heads.
Southern, 10 Jan 2023
Having grown lentils successfully at Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula, Bill Long saw an opportunity to scale up on the Eyre Peninsula in areas with similar soil types and rainfall patterns but cheaper land. His property includes some challenging soils not suited to lentils, but the higher rainfall on the southern Eyre Peninsula is well-suited to other pulses.
Southern, 15 Dec 2022
A group of Victorian Mallee growers are putting their heads together to boost their financial planning performance and learn from each other’s business approach. The growers, who were encouraged to form a peer learning group by former consultant agronomist and Annuello grower Peter Aikman, collaborate using business management software called P2PAgri, which automates budgeting processes.