Crop that!

Plains awash after heavy rain HEAVY recent rains could possibly affect the Lower North district, poised to record a superb grain yield in what is being billed as potentially the third largest harvest on record at about 8.7 million tonnes statewide. Read the full story in our online edition:

Grain tour to take in local region

Grain growers’ research priorities and local industry issues are about to be brought to the immediate attention of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Southern Regional Panel. Read the full story in our online edition here:

Agricultural research takes another big hit

THE STATE BUDGET Les Pearson reports THE latest State Budget delivered yet another blow to a key research and development department for South Australia’s primary producers on the back of a decade of continual cuts. The Budget sees the government’s net appropriation to the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA) fall from $89 million […]

Clare’s Fours win

Balaklava Bowling Club hosted the Women’s Invitation Fours last Friday. Eighteen clubs travelled from Warooka, Port Pirie, Eudunda, Payneham, and places in between, to play in what was a very successful event. Clare again won the day, after taking honours in the event last year. The team this year comprised Bev Harvey, Chris Jarman, Helen […]

Sheep colour their world

Sally Crowther reports Nancy and Allan Bennett’s sheep breeding business, Bennett and Gregor, located in Reeves Plains, spins wool of a different kind. Established in 1973 at the Gregor family’s ‘Parana Park’ property, the business has a flock of 700 sheep, bred and selected to produce excellent sheep with premium quality soft spinning fleeces. Bennett […]

Landmark Cup 2012 results

  A GRADE Adelaide Plains A Grade    0.0    1.3    1.3    6.4    (40) North Eastern A Grade     0.0    1.3    1.3    3.4    (22) Goals: Adelaide Plains – L.Allmond 2, G.Dawson 2, J.Montgomerie 1, J.Allmond 1 North Eastern – R.Darling 1, B.Sandow 1, R.Prior 1 Best: Adelaide Plains – J.Montgomerie, K.Leighton, H.Walker, L.Allmond North Eastern – M.Leibelt, R.Prior, N.Hayes, […]

They wait for the break…

WHILE some areas of the state enjoyed a solid drenching over the weekend, the break of the sowing season could be a few weeks away for local farmers. Roseworthy (8.6mm), Two Wells (7.6mm), Balaklava (7mm) received the most rainfall in the district over the weekend, while other Mid North centres such as Blyth (2mm) and […]

Farmers warned on spray drift

New research shows Clare vines at risk FARMERS could face a ban of the widely-used weed control chemical, Glyphosate, if newly introduced summer spraying regulations are not acknowledged by growers. The PIRSA Summer Spraying Code of Practice was developed in consultation with the Mid North Spray Drift Committee in November last year. It was introduced […]