bandits busted

Police have charged four people following a break-in at a property at Armagh last Wednesday morning. Property owner, Wayne Allen, was contacted around 8am by a workmate who had noticed a ute parked near his shed. “As I approached the property, I saw the vehicle come out, and as it went past me, I noticed […]

Marooned in a lagoon

MAJOR users of the Balaklava’s treated water scheme, including the racing club and council-owned parks, are irrigating with mains water after the town’s storage lagoon effectively ran dry. While a hot, dry summer and large water demands have been contributors to the lagoon’s low levels, a mechanical breakdown has meant the town’s wastewater has been […]

Owen Ag Bureau does Swan Hill

Twelve members ventured across the border last week for a whirlwind tour of the Swan Hill region. First stop was CMV pistachio nut farm at Robinvale. Members were shown through the plant and orchards, which are all drip irrigated.   Read the full story in our online edition:

Roseworthy training day

It was back to school for a group of ag machinery dealers last week (Feb 18-22) as the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus played host to a series of specialised machinery training days.   Read the full story in our online edition:

Time to get the crop in

The 2019 cropping season is almost here and the Hart Field-Site Group is again presenting its free Getting The Crop In seminar on Wednesday, March 13, to help farmers prepare. Hart chairman and Spalding farmer, Damien Sommerville, said this year’s event will be particularly relevant coming off the back of a dry year, with many […]

On-farm emergency water scheme

DROUGHT affected livestock farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure are eligible for rebates with the Federal Coalition and South Australian Governments delivering $5 million in Federal rebates.   Read the full story in our online edition:

It’s seed cleaning time

Whether you use a commercial travelling seed cleaner or have a crack with your own gear, seed cleaning/grading is one of the most vital stages of the farming year.   Read the full story in our online edition:

Alf Hannaford: The Grader Man

Alf Hannaford was an agricultural pioneer. He devoted much time and energy to tenaciously improving cereal crops through seed grading, and the protection of crops by controlling cereal diseases and infestations through seed treatment. Alf’s inventions and machinery developments, which simplified those processes, are a memorial to his life’s work.   Read the full story […]

Rogers’ double header at Booleroo carnival

Booleroo Centre District School held two swimming carnivals last week with a primary school event on Tuesday and the high school carnival on Friday. The R-5 event took place at the conclusion of a swimming program run by instructors Morgan McCallum and Meridee Groves.   Read the full story in our online edition:

Lenni scores a Davis Cup spot

Clare tennis player Lenni Rodwell, 10, was chosen to participate in a Davis Cup Talent Camp at Memorial Drive in Adelaide in January. As the only Mid North player selected to participate, Lenni was one of four regional players chosen from the Foundation Cup Super 10s program held in Berri last year.   Read the […]