Corn drinks up sun and water
While the hot summer is wilting some pastures a few irrigated summer crops are thriving.
Evidence is mounting that summer crops really can be an effective weapon in the war on herbicide-resistant weeds. With soil moisture at a premium, there is nothing spare to waste on summer-growing weeds.
Christmas Day or not, 40°C or not, the paddocks are calling and the farmers must answer.
Victorian crop production is expect to more than halve this season, as thousands of hectares of wheat and canola are cut for hay.
When it comes to changing grain growers’ perceptions and motivating practice change on-farm, American agricultural academic Drew Lyon believes it does not matter where in the world you are, the challenges are strikingly similar.
Grain growers in the southern cropping region who have experienced a dry growing season this year are being warned of a potential increase in the risk of some soil-borne diseases in 2019.
A new variety of wheat will give farmers the opportunity to sow later in the season without compromising yields.
While stubble loads in 2018 are generally much lighter than usual due to the impact of the dry conditions and the salvaging of frost-damaged crops, stubble management remains an important consideration heading into next season.
An international guide to addressing the challenge of diseases in wheat and barley has been launched, with John Curtin University’s Professor Richard Oliver editing the go-to reference for the agricultural industry.
A record low amount of pasture and a record high crop area were major takeaways from an Agriculture Victoria-run survey.
Grain growers in Victoria and South Australia who have cut crops due to moisture stress and frost are advised to be mindful of the amount of nutrients being removed from their paddocks.
With summer just around the corner, one cropping farmer is cursing the fact that rain has finally arrived.
As the region’s farmers enter harvest season, drivers are being urged to pay extra attention on the roads.
More resilient barley varieties with better yields could soon be available to Australian farmers thanks to an international research partnership.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS in Echuca-Moama have been left with a bad taste in their mouth as gastro continues to sweep through caravan and holiday parks along the Murray River.
A search has resumed for former Shepparton mother Felicity Shadbolt, who went missing while bushwalking in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
A PIECE of Australian motoring history has been stolen from Castlemaine and been reported being driven through Rochester and headed for Echuca. The mint condition, all original, blue and white 1963 EJ Holden special was stolen from the side of the...