Turners' trials aim to beat soil acidity

SOIL acidity has been a major issue affecting part of Glen Morrell farm.
SOIL acidity has been a major issue affecting part of Glen Morrell farm.
THE CBH Group has announced the newest members of its Growers’ Advisory Council (GAC), with three fresh faces to join the team from July.
22 Jun 18 THE CBH Group has announced the newest members of its Growers’ Advisory Council (GAC), with three fresh faces to join the team from July.
SOIL health and soil carbon have become farming buzz words, with farmers taking a bigger interest into the science behind their soils in recent years.
22 Jun 18 SOIL health and soil carbon have become farming buzz words, with farmers taking a bigger interest into the science behind their soils in recent years.
LAST Sunday night’s rain band was a win for mostly northern Wheatbelt grain growers as the system failed to deliver substantial rain over areas planted to crop.
22 Jun 18 LAST Sunday night’s rain band was a win for mostly northern Wheatbelt grain growers as the system failed to deliver substantial rain over areas planted to crop.
WITH a drive for hard work and responsibility, Harley Pittard has finally made his way up the ‘farming food chain’.
20 Jun 18 WITH a drive for hard work and responsibility, Harley Pittard has finally made his way up the ‘farming food chain’.
EXCITING times are on the horizon for young gun Braden Hayes as his final semester of university is about to wrap up with a job prospect already in sight.
20 Jun 18 EXCITING times are on the horizon for young gun Braden Hayes as his final semester of university is about to wrap up with a job prospect already in sight.
POSTGRADUATE Yaseen Khalil, from The University of WA’s (UWA) School of Agriculture and Environment presented the findings of his thesis, on interaction of pre-emergent herbicides and crop residues in WA’s no-tillage systems, at the Institute of Agriculture’s Frontiers in Agriculture showcase recently.
20 Jun 18 POSTGRADUATE Yaseen Khalil, from The University of WA’s (UWA) School of Agriculture and Environment presented the findings of his thesis, on interaction of pre-emergent herbicides and...
TWO mining leases granted two weeks ago have firmed up an 18-month time frame for a start to local production of premium Sulphate of Potash (SoP) fertiliser.
18 Jun 18 TWO mining leases granted two weeks ago have firmed up an 18-month time frame for a start to local production of premium Sulphate of Potash (SoP) fertiliser.
A RECORD 1.6 million hectares of barley is tipped to be planted in WA this season, as market and seasonal conditions prompt growers to replace canola with the well-priced cereal crop.
18 Jun 18 A RECORD 1.6 million hectares of barley is tipped to be planted in WA this season, as market and seasonal conditions prompt growers to replace canola with the well-priced cereal crop.
IT’S been a welcoming wet start for growers across the State with significant rain events over the past three weeks.
18 Jun 18 IT’S been a welcoming wet start for growers across the State with significant rain events over the past three weeks.
CHINESE customers are due to receive 250 tonnes of WA-grown field peas this week, after the first commercial containerised shipment of grain was exported out of Esperance
18 Jun 18 CHINESE customers are due to receive 250 tonnes of WA-grown field peas this week, after the first commercial containerised shipment of grain was exported out of Esperance
THERE’s more at stake with the banning of live sheep exports than what politicians and city dwellers think, according to the WA Grains Group (WAGG).
15 Jun 18  1 THERE’s more at stake with the banning of live sheep exports than what politicians and city dwellers think, according to the WA Grains Group (WAGG).
A WILD dog has been shot after terrorising sheep flocks during the start of the lambing season north of Moora.
15 Jun 18 A WILD dog has been shot after terrorising sheep flocks during the start of the lambing season north of Moora.
WILD dog numbers in the eastern Wheatbelt have been dramatically reduced after years of co-ordinated control methods, according to Southern Cross sheep producer Ron Burro.
11 Jun 18 WILD dog numbers in the eastern Wheatbelt have been dramatically reduced after years of co-ordinated control methods, according to Southern Cross sheep producer Ron Burro.
INCREASING farm productivity has been about getting things right from the soil up for cropping farmers, Greg and Kelly Waddell.
10 Jun 18 INCREASING farm productivity has been about getting things right from the soil up for cropping farmers, Greg and Kelly Waddell.
NOT many real estate agents can just drop into their client’s home for a cup of coffee that is located within the vast Gascoyne region, or even the remote Pilbara or isolated Kimberley.
10 Jun 18 NOT many real estate agents can just drop into their client’s home for a cup of coffee that is located within the vast Gascoyne region, or even the remote Pilbara or isolated Kimberley.
OWNING a station has always been a dream of Josh Pumpa’s and almost two years ago he made it a reality with wife Jocelyn.
10 Jun 18 OWNING a station has always been a dream of Josh Pumpa’s and almost two years ago he made it a reality with wife Jocelyn.
IT takes a certain type of person to enjoy living and working on a station, being able to cope with isolation, lack of communication and drought – more than the average country folk or farmer would experience.
09 Jun 18 IT takes a certain type of person to enjoy living and working on a station, being able to cope with isolation, lack of communication and drought – more than the average country folk or...
What: Applications for a 2019 Nuffield Scholarship close next Friday 15 June 2018. There are up to 25 prestigious scholarships available to primary producers with the drive and enthusiasm to produce change within their farm business and industry.
08 Jun 18 What: Applications for a 2019 Nuffield Scholarship close next Friday 15 June 2018. There are up to 25 prestigious scholarships available to primary producers with the drive and...
THE dust has finally settled on many thirsty paddocks across the WA grainbelt, thanks to season-breaking rains that crossed the State late last week.
02 Jun 18 THE dust has finally settled on many thirsty paddocks across the WA grainbelt, thanks to season-breaking rains that crossed the State late last week.
01 Jun 18 GRAIN grower lobby groups are delighted with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) response to a Department of Agriculture review into the nation’s Port Access...
DRYLAND salinity poses a major and probably growing threat to WA’s agriculture land and productivity but State government agencies do not know its impact or extent, a damning report has claimed.
31 May 18 DRYLAND salinity poses a major and probably growing threat to WA’s agriculture land and productivity but State government agencies do not know its impact or extent, a damning report has...
THE Stirlings to Coast Farmers (SCF) Noodle wheat project has shown that high-quality Noodle wheat can be grown consistently in the high rainfall zone of southern WA.
31 May 18 THE Stirlings to Coast Farmers (SCF) Noodle wheat project has shown that high-quality Noodle wheat can be grown consistently in the high rainfall zone of southern WA.
A strong opportunity exists to develop greenhouse farming in the Collie region and surrounds, according to a new study commissioned by the Western Australian Government.
30 May 18 A strong opportunity exists to develop greenhouse farming in the Collie region and surrounds, according to a new study commissioned by the Western Australian Government.
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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.