Agworld

16 April, 2019

Most clients are aware, that RMS began using Agworld software recently to generate cropping plans. Agworld is a web based platform which allows better interaction and sharing of information, both with clients and between consultants within RMS. Benefits include: Real … Continue reading


Opportunities Provided by Yield Mapping

16 April, 2019

Yield mapping is one of the cheapest and most valuable Precision Ag technologies available. Being able to accurately measure crop performance on a farm, paddock and sub paddock scale, provides very powerful management information, however very few people are using … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Wheat (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows the movement in Chicago (CBOT) December 2019 Wheat Futures price expressed in A$ and the 2019/20 APW Multigrade price delivered Port Kembla. Also included is the 10 year average CBOT December Futures price expressed in A$ … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2019 Canola Futures price expressed in A$ and the domestic canola price delivered Port Kembla. Also included is the 10 year average ICE November Futures price expressed in A$ and the … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. The EMI rose 242 c/kg from mid November 2018 until March 2019, but since March, the market has eased 84 … Continue reading


General Comments (November 2018)

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


New Crop Varieties for 2019

14 November, 2018

Following is a selection of crop varieties released recently, which are worthy of consideration next year: Wheat DS Bennett Released for 2019 Marketed by Dow Seeds ASW Classification EPR $4.25, no grower to grower trading allowed Awnless winter wheat, longer … 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