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Salvaging a return from faltering crops in tough, dry year

Neil Lyon, 19 September 2017

Farmers with winter crops hitting the wall in the parched farming regions of north-west NSW, south-west Queensland and the northern and eastern cropping areas of Western Australia are working through their salvage options.

Step aside humans, robotic machines farm a complete crop in UK trial

Grain Central, 12 September 2017

A world-first project to plant, manage and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones has achieved its goal in the United Kingdom.

Growers put combine-integrated seed destroyer to the test

Grain Central, 06 September 2017

First-time Western Australian grower users of the Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) are looking forward to adopting the latest developments with the technology for the upcoming grain harvest, as well as further improving their weed control, chemical use and soil nutrition through reduced burning.

NSW releases grain harvest statistics

Grain Central, 24 August 2017

NSW Farmers has welcomed the release of harvest data from the 2015-16 Grains Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS).

Russians test driverless harvester + VIDEO

Grain Central, 21 August 2017

Russia has stepped into the era of automated machinery with a Russian company field testing an autonomous grain harvester.

NSW growers call for release of grain harvest stats

Grain Central, 18 August 2017

NSW Farmers is calling for the urgent release of the 2015-16 Grains Harvest Management Scheme (GHMS) statistics before the highly-successful scheme is put at risk by local councils not taking part in the scheme.

CQ gears up for early winter harvest

Neil Lyon, 16 August 2017

Central Queensland (CQ) grain growers are dusting off their headers and getting ready for an early winter crop harvest with the first crops in the area likely to come off in two weeks’ time.

Branching out to determine canola windrow timing

Neil Lyon, 03 August 2017

Farmers using seed colour change to determine the right time to windrow canola may have to modify their techniques to look at the whole plant, and not just the main stem, if they are to maximise yield and quality potential.

Header fire risk levels on the rise

Neil Lyon, 20 July 2017

The surge in winter pulse crop plantings in recent years, coupled with the higher operating temperatures of modern-day, emissions-limiting headers, has increased the risk of harvester fires on Australian farms.

Farmfest: Conversion kits put headers on track

Neil Lyon, 13 June 2017

The capacity to run harvesters on load-spreading tracks instead of tyres has been made just that little bit easier with the development of track conversion kits that can be retrofitted to existing machines.