Soil tests to unlock paddock potential

A DESIRE to better understand the soils across 40,000 hectares of its cropping and grazing land through New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia has led agribusiness Hassad Australia to conduct more than 2500 soil tests across its aggregations over the past 18 months.
A DESIRE to better understand the soils across 40,000 hectares of its cropping and grazing land through New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia has led agribusiness Hassad Australia to conduct more than 2500 soil tests across its aggregations over the past 18 months.
RESEARCHERS are seeking WA growers and advisers to test a new decision-making tool designed to help grain growers understand the most cost-effective ways to spend limited budgets on soil amelioration strategies.
05 May 18 RESEARCHERS are seeking WA growers and advisers to test a new decision-making tool designed to help grain growers understand the most cost-effective ways to spend limited budgets on soil...
The farm sector is getting nervous next week’s pre-election Federal Budget may end up sacrificing sensible taxation reform for a hotchpotch of fiscal sweeteners and trinkets pitched at marginal seat voters.
04 May 18 The farm sector is getting nervous next week’s pre-election Federal Budget may end up sacrificing sensible taxation reform for a hotchpotch of fiscal sweeteners and trinkets pitched at...
AFTER 12 years with Rural Press/Fairfax Agricultural Media, including seven and a half years in the federal Parliamentary Press Gallery, it’s time to sign-off on journalism for now.
04 May 18  1 AFTER 12 years with Rural Press/Fairfax Agricultural Media, including seven and a half years in the federal Parliamentary Press Gallery, it’s time to sign-off on journalism for now.
Cattle Council regards the announcement made by Labor to support a ban of live sheep exports as reckless and ill-informed.
04 May 18 Cattle Council regards the announcement made by Labor to support a ban of live sheep exports as reckless and ill-informed.
LABOR has been broadly slammed for a “reckless” decision to backflip on policy and support banning live sheep exports; a move critics say punishes farmers and others that have done nothing wrong.
04 May 18 LABOR has been broadly slammed for a “reckless” decision to backflip on policy and support banning live sheep exports; a move critics say punishes farmers and others that have done...
02 May 18 THE Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has wrapped up autumn surveillance for the tomato potato psyllid (TPP), with no detections of a damaging plant bacteria...
QUINDANNING was home to 14 shearers involved in the Shear Easy training program designed to improve the health of shearers and their skills in the trade recently.
02 May 18 QUINDANNING was home to 14 shearers involved in the Shear Easy training program designed to improve the health of shearers and their skills in the trade recently.
MANJIMUP apple growers already hit by low prices for their fruit could face another financial blow later this year by having to start paying their casual workers overtime.
02 May 18 MANJIMUP apple growers already hit by low prices for their fruit could face another financial blow later this year by having to start paying their casual workers overtime.
THE WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) is sticking to its guns with the cattle sale date change scheduled to begin from Wednesday July 4, at the Muchea Livestock Centre (MLC), despite opposition from livestock agents.
02 May 18 THE WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) is sticking to its guns with the cattle sale date change scheduled to begin from Wednesday July 4, at the Muchea Livestock Centre (MLC), despite...
30 Apr 18 REDUCED tariffs into the lucrative Japanese market headline a host of benefits for the Australian grains industry from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11), according to Grain Growers...
ELDERS Past Employees Association (EPEA) held a get together and membership drive at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, last week and the response was overwhelming.
29 Apr 18 ELDERS Past Employees Association (EPEA) held a get together and membership drive at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, last week and the response was overwhelming.
28 Apr 18 BAITING strategies to control mice can vary from farm to farm but one thing all experts agree on is for the need to protect newly sown crop.
AUSTRALIAN Farm Institute executive director Mick Keogh is taking a bigger and full-time role at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), becoming one of the competition watchdog’s deputy commissioners.
27 Apr 18 AUSTRALIAN Farm Institute executive director Mick Keogh is taking a bigger and full-time role at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), becoming one of the...
AUSTRALIA’s new Agriculture Minister David Littleproud got a first-hand look at the CBH Group’s major international investments this month, during a four-day tour of Vietnam.
27 Apr 18 AUSTRALIA’s new Agriculture Minister David Littleproud got a first-hand look at the CBH Group’s major international investments this month, during a four-day tour of Vietnam.
WORLD Animal Protection (WAP) is calling on Primo to provide more labelling information so consumers can identify if foreign imported pork products have originated from countries that use sow-stalls.
25 Apr 18 WORLD Animal Protection (WAP) is calling on Primo to provide more labelling information so consumers can identify if foreign imported pork products have originated from countries that...
TWENTY years ago the inclusion of cup-holders in a utility vehicle was considered a little bit fancy.
25 Apr 18 TWENTY years ago the inclusion of cup-holders in a utility vehicle was considered a little bit fancy.
FEDERAL Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is holding his ground against heavy beef industry backlash over funding of close to a million dollars to train Vietnamese abattoir workers.
24 Apr 18 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is holding his ground against heavy beef industry backlash over funding of close to a million dollars to train Vietnamese abattoir workers.
THE battle to retain Moora Residential College, the Education Department-run boarding facility adjacent to the local Central Midlands Senior High School in the Wheatbelt town of Moora is gaining momentum.
24 Apr 18 THE battle to retain Moora Residential College, the Education Department-run boarding facility adjacent to the local Central Midlands Senior High School in the Wheatbelt town of Moora is...
24 Apr 18 THE beleaguered Australian chickpea industry is working its way through another setback, albeit on a much smaller scale than the recent introduction of Indian import tariffs.
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The government declared they would not act in an emotional manner and would listen to the
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Seems that many farmers will try to defend the live export of their animals - despite the
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The Live Export Industry will receive a warning from the Minister from Agriculture, a real tough
DESPITE big advances in agricultural technology, more conversation is needed for ag-tech experts to gain a greater understanding of what farmers need to enhance their businesses.21 Jun 18 DESPITE big advances in agricultural technology, more conversation is needed for ag-tech experts to gain a greater...
MURESK Institute has unveiled WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm at its inaugural Farm Smart Showcase.21 Jun 18 MURESK Institute has unveiled WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm at its inaugural Farm Smart Showcase.