Western, 04 Apr 2022
A flood in 2017 that saw sand deposited across Peter Daw’s cropping country at Ravensthorpe turned into a learning experience with longer-term benefits. Peter spread that sand more evenly and the crops yielded much better than average, he has now extended his mineral mulching to gravels with similar gains in yield.
Western, 26 Feb 2022
An ambitious soil profile re-engineering project is underway on Mark Pearce’s Tarin Rock property in the Western Australian wheatbelt to see what theoretical upper limit to crop production can be achieved with increasing levels of soil amelioration.
Western, 01 Feb 2022
For Trevor, even though 100 per cent establishment is the aim, he’s happy with 70–80 per cent as long as minimum plant numbers are met for optimal yield.
Western, 17 Nov 2021
A diverse crop portfolio matched with new ideas and skills gives the Kelly family business the agility to deal with changing climates and markets.
Western, 08 Oct 2021
Peter Luberda shares his knowledge of clay spreading gained over many years.
Western, 05 Oct 2021
Years of patient and thoughtful clay spreading by Peter Luberda on a property near Esperance has resulted in persisting productivity increases. Peter shares how taking a whole farm approach with a long-term view is paying dividends.
Western, 02 Sep 2021
During last season’s harvest, these growers all struggled to get the most out of their harvest. This harvest they’ve kicked off with some improvements that will surely increase their yield and output.
Western, 27 Jul 2021
Dealing with persistent changes in rainfall pattern, farming near Southern Cross in Western Australia, Callum Wesley has taken the challenge on himself to seek out new wheat genetics that may become a more regular risk management tool for wheat production in his cropping environment.
Western, 17 Jul 2021
Lupin seed integrity can play a significant role in germination and although research has eliminated some factors that affect it, research is still continuing.
Western, 21 May 2021
Stuart McAlpine finds that marginal moisture conditions are the primary factor limiting good establishment in his region.