Cropping

Wheat yields are falling

Australia’s average wheat yields, which had more than tripled due to technological advances between 1900 and 1990, did not increase from 1990 to 2015, according to the CSIRO.. Recent research by CSIRO scientists, published in the journal Global

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Cropping

Record harvest is predicted

Favourable weather conditions across grain growing regions of Australia throughout the season have helped the nation’s crop farmers deliver a record harvest, according to an Australian crop update.. Expected to exceed 53million tonnes, the 2016-17

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Cropping

Tough-as-nails unit great value

The DAVIMAC DF seed drill is as tough as nails and great value for money, according to one Katunga farmer.. Richard Trimby, who milks 400 cows and grows cereal crops, annual rye-grass, lucerne and corn on his 517ha property, said the the 24-row

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Water

Lisa Neville at Echuca on Thursday

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Feb 25 2017
Dairy

Kelpies keep it in the...

What are their personalities like?. They are very friendly. They are normally good company.. What are their working abilities like?. They do help me around the sheep. They are good on the sheep. Most times they do what they are told.. Do they love

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Horticulture

Guide to spraying with...

Grain growers across the nation planning to spray paddocks for control of weeds, diseases and pests in 2017 and beyond are being supported in their spray application efforts with the latest best-practice advice and guidance.. The Grains Research and

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Cropping

Chance to check out...

Farm machinery manufacturers will be bringing their tillage, boomspray and sowing equipment to the biannual Demonstration Day at Elmore next month.. It will be held at the Elmore Events Centre on Wednesday, March 15, from 9.30am.. With multiple

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Horticulture

Test seed for disease

NSW cereal growers have been urged to take advantage of a no-cost disease testing service now available for 2017 planting seed.. NSW DPI senior plant pathologist Steven Simpfendorfer said wheat, durum and barley planting seed could be tested for the

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Cropping

Great big machinery display

CLAAS Harvest Centre in Echuca will showcase the latest innovations in European spraying, spreading, cultivation and tractor technology at its Great Big Demo Day on Wednesday, March 1.. Starting at 10am, the program will include working

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Cropping

Record highs for winter crops

Australia’s winter crop harvest is almost complete and generally favourable seasonal conditions have pushed production to unprecedented levels, with all mainland states set to achieve record highs.. According to the Australian Crop Report

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
Water

Government must act to...

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority says it has little influence over aspects of the basin plan which need fixing.. ‘‘That was their message during two days of meetings in Deniliquin,’’ Southern Riverina Irrigators chairman Graeme Pyle said

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Shepparton News
Feb 25 2017
News

Inquiry input sought

Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has called on regional Australians to make their support clear for more Commonwealth agencies to relocate to country towns.. The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee is holding an inquiry

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Turbo-charging...

The Great Plains 2400 Turbo Max was put through its paces at a demonstration day in Echuca last week, showing off advances in vertical tillage technology that are helping to deliver an optimal soil profile for stronger, higher-yielding crops.. The

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
News

Looking at soil

After bringing state-of-the art soil mapping technology from the United States, Onleys Irrigation has set about creating detailed soil maps of northern Victorian farms.. The maps — which display soil pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter and

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Horticulture

Bees could boost business

Beekeepers and crop farmers across the Goulburn Valley could be a part of a $1billion revenue boost if pollination efforts were increased, according to scientists behind an Australian research project.. Funded by the Honey Bee and Pollination

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
News

Get down and dirty at soil pit workshop

Riverine Plains and Boorhaman Landcare are hosting a soil pit and workshop morning on Thursday, February 23 as part of the Soil Moisture Probe Project with the North East Catchment Management Authority.. The workshop will start at 9am with a visit

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
News

Call to scrutinise...

Victoria’s protracted firefighters pay dispute needs to be investigated, says the Opposition.. Instead of signing a new pay deal, the CFA and the United Firefighters Union have added new conditions to the 2010 enterprise bargaining agreement

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Psyllid found for...

A destructive plant pest has been found for the first time in Australia in Perth, and could pose a significant threat to vegetable production.. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has confirmed the presence of the tomato potato psyllid at six

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

First half loss for...

Murray Goulburn has reported a first half net, after tax loss of $31 million.. New managing director of Murray Goulburn, Ari Mervis said the first half of this financial year has been a particularly challenging time for MG. . "Record rainfalls and

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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