Early Crop Management

16 April, 2019

Many clients in the north have received significant rain during late March, leading to successful establishment of early-sown grazing crops. Following are some issues to consider with respect to management of these crops: Red Legged Earth Mite (RLEM) – RLEM … Continue reading


Perennial Pasture Management

16 April, 2019

Perennial pasture species (predominantly lucerne, phalaris and cocksfoot amongst RMS clients), require an appropriate rest period following heavy grazing, to ensure persistence. Heavy grazing in itself does not necessarily lead to the death of these pasture species; it is the … Continue reading


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


Interest Rate Update (April 2019)

16 April, 2019

The following graph shows movements in both the 6 month and 3 year Bank Bill yield rates, for the period January 2012 to date. These rates are wholesale rates which are net of any margin charged by financial institutions. It … 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


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