General

14 November, 2018

High demand relative to supply of feed grain in northern NSW, has again lead to wheat and barley basis levels at Port Kembla (PKE) being $30 – $40/tonne above that at Melbourne/Geelong Ports. For canola, the basis premium at Port … Continue reading


Unlocking Crop Yield Potential by Addressing Subsoil Constraints

14 November, 2018

Preliminary results in southern NSW show potential to improve productivity on soils where access to plant available water (PAW) is currently restricted by a range of subsoil constraints. Research conducted by the NSW DPI at Rand and Grogan in 2017 … Continue reading


2,4-D Label Changes

14 November, 2018

During 2017/18 a significant number of non-target crops were damaged by 2,4-D spray drift. In response to these significant spray drift events, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)has released updated label restrictions for 2,4-D products which came into … Continue reading


Ground Applicator Licence

14 November, 2018

As of 1 July 2018, any person applying pesticides to weeds or soil for a fee will be required to hold a Ground Applicator Licence. The requirements to obtain a licence are: To be 18 years or older Attained competency … Continue reading


Southern NSW Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN)

14 November, 2018

Rural Management Strategies is contracted by the GRDC to manage the Southern NSW Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN). The RCSN group comprises twelve growers, advisors and researchers from across southern NSW which assist GRDC in identifying and prioritising research issues … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (November 2018)

14 November, 2018

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2018 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered Port Kembla. The new crop canola price delivered port has increased steadily since January 2018, until late October when it declined. Since … Continue reading


Interest Rate Update – November 2018

14 November, 2018

The following graph shows movements in both the 6 month and 3 year Bank Bill yield rates, for the period January 2006 to date. These rates are wholesale rates which are net of any margin charged by financial institutions. It … Continue reading


Drought Relief Funding (September 2018)

26 September, 2018

The Commonwealth and State Government have implemented new drought support measures to offset financial difficulties as drought conditions have intensified and expanded. The following is a list of the main support measures currently available to drought affected producers. This list … Continue reading


Interest Rate Update (September 2018)

26 September, 2018

The following graph shows movements in both the 6 month and 3 year Bank Bill yield rates, for the period January 2006 to date. These rates are wholesale rates which are net of any margin charged by financial institutions. Currently … Continue reading


Cost of Production and Break Even Price Analysis (July 2018)

23 July, 2018

The average budgeted unit Cost of Production (before interest), and Break Even Price (after interest), calculated from 2018/19 client budgets for the major commodities is shown below:               On average, both the Cost of … Continue reading