General Comments – Newsletter April 2016

22 April, 2016

Review of clients’ financial performance over 2015, has revealed generally very strong performances for both livestock and crop producers. This coupled with increased land values resulting from strong local demand exceeding supply, has seen some large increases in Net Worth … Continue reading


Pre-Emergent Herbicide Use in Southern NSW

22 April, 2016

Resistance to post-emergent herbicides has resulted in an increased reliance on pre-emergent herbicides, particularly products like Sakura and Boxer Gold.  Achieving the best results from these products requires an understanding of how the products work, label requirements and use restrictions. … Continue reading


Mixing Pre-Emergent & Knockdown Herbicides

22 April, 2016

When applying pre-emergent herbicides, it is important to consider the incorporation restrictions of each and how they impact on mixtures with knockdown herbicides. Trifluralin products must be incorporated within 4 hours. Glyphosate mixtures with Trifluralin should be avoided, as the … Continue reading


The Declining Role of Group B Herbicides in Southern NSW Cropping Systems

22 April, 2016

The application of pre-emergent Group B herbicides can lead to root pruning, reduced crop vigour and increased incidence of root disease in cereal crops. Herbicide resistance and changes to the weed spectrum, have also reduced the need for these products. … Continue reading


Plant-Back Periods for Fallow Herbicides in Southern NSW

22 April, 2016

Herbicide plant-back restrictions should be taken into account when spraying fallow weeds prior to sowing winter crops in southern NSW. Many herbicide labels place time and/or rainfall restrictions on sowing certain crops and pastures after application, due to potential seedling … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Wheat (April 2016)

22 April, 2016

The following graph shows the movement in Chicago (CBOT) December 2016 Wheat Futures price and the 2016/17 APW Multigrade price delivered port. Both the CBOT Futures Price and the APW Multigrade price have declined steadily since January. The basis has … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (April 2016)

22 April, 2016

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2016 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered port. Although the canola price fell immediately post-harvest, there has been little movement in canola prices since. Like wheat, the basis has … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (April 2016)

22 April, 2016

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. Recent prices have been historically high, but with some volatility since May 2015. Current strong prices relative to historical values, … Continue reading