Tractor sales down 11pc year to date: TMA

The Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia says supply-chain issues including less steel coming out of Ukraine have affected the availability of tractors, with the 150kW plus range the most affected…Read More

Grain Central, May 16, 2022

ExactEmerge cuts planting time, improves accuracy

Use of a John Deere precision planter helped the University of Sydney sow dryland cotton on its Narrabri farm at a record speed, and without accuracy being compromised. ..Read More

Grain Central, April 27, 2022

Hydrogen set to drive heavyweights: ABARES

Agriculture could hitch a ride on Fortescue’s investment in green hydrogen production and the development of heavy vehicles for it to power, the ABARES Outlook forum heard today…Read More

Liz Wells, March 1, 2022

Dryers improve efficiency in widening area

Grain dryers are upping the speed on harvest programs, and increasing value of grain harvested from tropical Queensland to WA’s Great Southern region…Read More

Liz Wells, February 21, 2022

Croplands to expand Adelaide plant

Croplands is planning a major expansion at its Dry Creek facility in Adelaide to coincide with the company’s 50th anniversary…Read More

Grain Central, February 14, 2022

Cleaners blow value into flood-affected canola

Two pairs of brothers on the NSW Liverpool Plains are adding value to their rain-affected canola by running seed through an air separator…Read More

Liz Wells, January 31, 2022

Australia in queue for autonomous John Deere tractor

John Deere unveiled its first entirely autonomous tractor for large-scale use last week in the US, where it is expected to be available as early as this year, with other countries to follow…Read More

Grain Central, January 13, 2022

Rush on grain silos, tractors as farmers stock up

Equipment finance loans to NAB small business customers have jumped 341 per cent in total value over the past two years, as farmers around Australia are stocking up on critical agricultural equipment…Read More

Grain Central, December 15, 2021

AdBlue shortage threatens to shutdown trucks, ag machinery

Australia is scrambling to secure an alternative source of AdBlue, the essential anti-pollution additive required to run heavy vehicles and machinery, as supplies from China dry up…Read More

Liz Wells, December 8, 2021

Ag machinery dealership survey highlights critical labour shortage

Rural and regional areas are struggling to find qualified machinery technicians, and apprentices, with the high level of demand highlighted by a recent survey by Case IH and New Holland Agriculture parent company, CNH Industrial…Read More

Grain Central, November 16, 2021

SwarmFarm robots double down on herbicide savings

By having the capacity to do many passes and spray weeds when they are small, SwarmFarm robotic machines are cutting herbicide rates in half again compared to traditional spot spraying…Read More

Grain Central, November 5, 2021

Machinery supplier to pay penalty, compensation for misleading tractor buyers

The Federal Court has ordered a machinery company to pay a penalty of $220,000 after it admitted making false or misleading representations to customers about warranties and after-sales services…Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2021

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