ASIDE from putting the grain in the bin come harvest time, there are few better feelings for a farmer than getting the last of your crop in the ground. Growers around the district are in the throes of finishing seeding for the 2014/15 season in what has been widely described as the perfect start to […]

Mice threaten crop growth

SOUTH Australian grain growers are being encouraged to closely monitor mouse populations and activity on their properties to determine if and when baiting programs should be activated. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Growers prepare for sowing season

SOLID recent rainfall across the district has some broadacre farmers considering an early start to seeding, with a number of growers already in tractors sowing feed crops. Balaklava farmer, Ben Shepherd, pictured with son, Logan, has been spraying recently but thoughts of seeding are not far away. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

There’s a drone in my crop!

New-age sensor, web-based and wireless technology – and even unmanned aerial vehicles or drones – are among options being considered for early detection of pests and diseases in South Australia and Australia’s broadacre cropping systems. • Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Hay! How’s it going?

Busy, with yield up – but quality drops WORKERS in the hay industry may appear to have drawn the short straw in recent weeks as balers and truck contractors work around the clock, keeping local export companies on their toes. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com