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Farm-built baiting innovations take on mouse epidemic

Neil Lyon, 26 May 2017

With mice on the rampage throughout many cropping regions this season, some producers have shown renowned ‘farmer ingenuity’ by utilising existing farm equipment to make their own bait spreaders. Here’s some good examples.

John Deere reports lift in second quarter earnings

Grain Central, 26 May 2017

Machinery manufacturer, John Deere, has reported net income of US$802.4 million, of US$2.49 per share, for the second quarter ended April 30, 2017, compared with US$495.4 million, or US$1.56 per share, for the period ended May 1, 2016.

Tractor sales on track for another strong year

Grain Central, 18 April 2017

March was another strong month for sales of agricultural equipment across Australia as the expectation of a repeat of last year’s levels materialised, according to Tractor and Machinery Association executive director, Gary Northover.

Case releases anniversary edition Patriot sprayers

Grain Central, 13 April 2017

They’ve been around for the past 25 years, many of those in paddocks across Australia, and to mark the silver anniversary, Case IH has given its Patriot sprayers a makeover.

Deep ripping no guarantee of fixing water repellent soils

Grain Central, 05 April 2017

Grain growers in Western Australia who have taken advantage of summer rainfall and deep ripped paddocks have been warned the practice does not necessarily overcome soil water repellence.

Productivity report calls for scrapping of GM ban, cuts to ag regulation

Grain Central, 30 March 2017

The Productivity Commission’s final report into regulation in agriculture released this week has called on the NSW, South Australian, Tasmanian and ACT Governments to remove their moratoria on genetically modified (GM) crops.

Agricultural transport frustrations come to a head in Queensland

Grain Central, 29 March 2017

Queensland grain growers’ frustration with the process required to move oversized agricultural machinery is beginning to boil over.

What a ripper: no scratching the surface for these WA farmers

Neil Lyon, 24 March 2017

Aggressive soil disturbance techniques designed to reshape the soil profile and overcome a range of underlying constraints are starting to pay dividends for an extensive cropping enterprise in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt.

New Case large square balers – longer, wider, smarter

Grain Central, 24 March 2017

Case IH has unveiled its new series of large square balers to the Australian market.

Machinery auction sets pace for second-hand market

Neil Lyon, 20 March 2017

Big ticket items stole the show in a total clearance of agricultural machinery at an unreserved second-hand machinery sale conducted by Ritchie Bros at Moree in north west NSW on the weekend.