Crop centre opens
A new world-leading crop research centre in South Australia will boost prosperity for farmers, according to Australian Grain Technologies.
VicRoads is supporting farmers during the harvest season by allowing larger loads on approved heavy vehicles under the Grain Harvest Management Scheme
Grain growers and advisers dealing with tough seasonal conditions in southern NSW can tune in for timely advice to guide crop management decisions, thanks to a four-part specialist podcast series developed by the Grains Research and Development Corporation and NSW DPI.
Dry condition were a key topic of conversation at the Riverine Plains open day, with growers concerned about the creeping drought.
Immediate seasonal constraints such as frost and moisture-stressed crops, as well as ongoing challenges around sub-soil acidity and capacity within the grains industry, were among growers’ issues raised with the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Southern Region Panel during its recent annual spring tour.
Cereal and oilseed growers across northern Victoria and the southern Riverina are converting their crops to hay as seasonal conditions worsen.
For Mulwala’s Fiona Marshall, this season has been a case of just holding on for two more weeks.
Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Southern Panel chair John Bennett said growers were at a pivotal point in the season when it came to deciding whether to continue with growing their crops or cutting them for hay.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation is running workshops on avoiding harvester fires.
About 30 people, mostly farmers, attended a Successful Summer Cropping workshop at Katunga Recreation Reserve on September 12.
Having been associated with the hay industry for 30 years, Mulwala’s Lochie Donald knows a fair few tricks of the trade.
Cropping farmers are battling through a tough season, with many crops having to be cut for hay.
The Farmall series is one of the most popular in the Case IH tractor family and, from next month, local farmers will have even more choice with the addition of the JXM models.
At a paddock in Hunter, 10km north-west of Elmore, the first Krone Big M 450 sold in Australia is already at work cutting hay.
Corn growers searching for a true all-rounder, suitable for grain or silage production, should get their hands on a variety called HM-114 this summer.
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