Machinery

Streamlined regulations for ag vehicle road movements a step closer

Moving farm machinery on roads, without a permit, is a step closer to reality with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) now seeking agreement from local councils on a new National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Notice…Read More

Grain Central, March 21, 2019

Quad bikes and motorbikes: does your insurance pass muster?

What are the available risk management and insurance solutions that can minimise and protect farmers and farm operators from liability arising from motorbike and quad bike incidents?..Read More

Stephen White, McCullough Robertson, March 18, 2019

‘Strip and disc’ captures moisture/combats weeds

High residue farming with a stripper front and a disc seeder efficiently captures and stores soil moisture, and growers are finding the system can be tweaked to also improve weed management…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2019

No-till water blaster cuts its way to sowing success

A water-jet cutting ‘coulter’ designed to slice through straw and crop residue, clearing a narrow path to the soil ahead of the sowing discs/tynes on no-till planters, is set to overcome many of the issues where stubble interferes with seeding and crop establishment…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 8, 2019

Rain helps late-planted sorghum, boosts winter-crop hopes

Rain has brought some relief to the parched summer-cropping areas of New South Wales and Queensland. It will help yields in later-planted sorghum, and has opened the subsoil moisture account for paddocks in the lead-up to winter-crop planting…Read More

Liz Wells, March 18, 2019

RR canola out-returns OP TT in WA trial

A large-scale trial in Western Australia, which compared open pollinated triazine tolerant (OP TT) canola to Roundup Ready (RR) canola, has demonstrated a $105 per hectare benefit for RR over OP TT…Read More

Grain Central, March 18, 2019

Gene discovery to protect wheat from fungal disease

NSW DPI identifies wheat gene which could be harnessed in breeding programs to protect crops from the costly fungal disease septoria tritici blotch…Read More

Grain Central, March 15, 2019

Think again before ‘lighting up’ heavy stubbles

WA grain growers with high levels of crop stubble following a good season in some parts of the state’s grainbelt in 2018 are encouraged to consider options other than burning paddocks in the lead up to seeding this year…Read More

Grain Central, March 15, 2019

Ag slow to tap into on-the-go grain protein sensing

Protein sensors that assess grain quality as it is taken into the harvester are among a suite of sensing technologies that are yet to be utilised to their full potential by the Australian farming sector, according to University of Sydney associate professor of precision agriculture, Brett Whelan…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 14, 2019

Pre-emergent herbicides in stubble – strike or foul?

The latest research from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative comparing the effect of rainfall on leaching of a range of pre-emergent herbicides applied to wheat stubble has come up with the best options…Read More

Kirrily Condon, March 14, 2019

Ascochyta lurking in stubble, ready to strike 2019 chickpea crop

Far from being eliminated during the long-running dry that has afflicted eastern Australia, the damaging fungal disease, Ascochyta blight, still poses a significant threat to the 2019 chickpea crop, according to NSW DPI plant pathologist, Kevin Moore…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 13, 2019

‘Strip and disc’ captures moisture/combats weeds

High residue farming with a stripper front and a disc seeder efficiently captures and stores soil moisture, and growers are finding the system can be tweaked to also improve weed management…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2019

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