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.
Return on investment has traditionally been the measure many farmers use to determine machinery investment strategies, but this doesn’t take into account a range of external factors that are often hard to quantify, according to Farm 360 consultant, Simon Craig.
The development of a national grains industry strategy, inquiries into the national supply chain and heavy vehicle pricing, and the results of GrainGrowers’ survey of agricultural heavy vehicle use were on the agenda at GrainGrowers’ National Policy Group (NPG) meeting in Adelaide.
Building on the success of its first agricultural equipment auction in Australia in more than a decade, Ritchie Bros has scheduled the date of its second ag auction for September 1, 2017.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) has entered a research and development partnership with Ausplow Farming Systems to improve crop yields and machine performance.
Farm machinery manufacturer, CLAAS, is continuing to roll out its completely-redesigned range of advanced technology tractors with the ARION 400 due to arrive in Australia in September.
The Harrington Seed Destructor, chaff carts and narrow windrow burn techniques are all equally as effective as one another at reducing the weed seed burden.
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.
Spray equipment specialist, Croplands, has teamed up with auto farming system provider, autonoTRAC, to produce a fully integrated driverless tractor and WEEDit spraying system for autonomous weed spraying.
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.