Variable Rate Crop Management

1 October, 2015

Variable Rate Technology (VRT) offers potential cost savings, provided there is sufficient paddock variability to manage. What is VRT Management? The independent management of variation within paddocks and across farms, to either reduce input costs or increase yield potential. The … Continue reading


Nitrogen Contribution from Pulse Crops

1 October, 2015

Large pulse crops with high biomass and relatively low grain yields will contribute significant amounts of residual Nitrogen to the soil. Shorter crops with less biomass that yield relatively well, export much of the fixed Nitrogen as grain and will … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Wheat (September 2015)

1 October, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in Chicago (CBOT) December 2015 Wheat Futures price and the 2015/16 APW Multigrade price delivered port. During July, prices peaked with the APW Multigrade price at $337/tonne port and the (CBOT) December futures price … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (September 2015)

1 October, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2015 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered port. Like wheat, canola prices have also eased since July, although not to the same degree. At the peak for the year … Continue reading


Wool Market Update (September 2015)

1 October, 2015

The following graph shows the AWEX Eastern Market indicator (EMI) in cents per kilogram clean, from August 2009 to date. Predictably prices eased after the peak of 1,373 c/kg during June and have been volatile since. However, current prices are … Continue reading


Are Hard Seeded Annual Legumes a Better Pasture Option than Lucerne?

25 June, 2015

Hard seeded annual legume species such as Biserrula, Bladder Clover, Gland Clover and Medics offer advantages over Lucerne based pastures, particularly in areas with low and variable rainfall. The most significant advantage of the hard seeded annual legume system is … Continue reading


Grazing Management of Phalaris Pastures

25 June, 2015

Rotational grazing of Phalaris will improve the productivity and persistence of the pasture by allowing the plants to fully utilise their natural replenishment and dormancy mechanisms. Phalaris is a deep rooted winter active perennial grass that has greater rooting depth … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Wheat (June 2015)

25 June, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in Chicago (CBOT) December 2015 Wheat Futures price and the 2015/16 APW Multigrade price delivered port. Although the basis has remained relatively constant, prices dipped during May and more recently have peaked for the … Continue reading


Grain Market Update – Canola (June 2015)

25 June, 2015

The following graph shows the movement in ICE November 2015 Canola Futures and the domestic canola price delivered port. Having been relatively stable during the first part of this year, canola prices have strengthened significantly of late.  Whilst the basis … Continue reading


Tank Mixing Glyphosate & Trifluralin

16 April, 2015

In Southern NSW there is a rapidly increasing level of Glyphosate resistance, but there is still a relatively low level of resistance to Trifluralin. Glyphosate and Trifluralin are sometimes mixed to save time during sowing, but this results in a … Continue reading