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: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

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: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

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 […]

SA’s worst roads left off high priority project list

The absence of South Australia’s worst roads on the list of highest priority projects for Infrastructure Australia, including Horrocks Highway, has been slammed by the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) SA as ‘totally unacceptable.’ Chief executive of CCF (SA), Phil Sutherland, said none of the eight projects on Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) updated high priority list, were […]

Big Broughton Bridge rebuild

Transporting construction materials and agricultural goods from the Spalding area, north of Adelaide, to destinations all over South Australia and the Northern Territory will now be safer and easier thanks to the recently completed replacement of the Broughton Valley Road Bridge at Broughton River Valley. Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, said the new bridge’s […]

New drought assistance tool launched

An online resource for farmers in drought is set to continue and Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the news. “Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has just announced FarmHub, an online resource enabling farmers to have a single and straightforward place to find out what drought assistance is available to them,” Mr Ramsey said. […]

Wash-out at Mount Cuthbert

Balaklava local, Tom Lloyd, has been doing the FIFO (fly in fly out) thing for a few years now. At present, he is working at the Mt Cuthbert copper mine in north Queensland about 140km from Cloncurry. Lately it’s been a damn hot place to work. This all changed about the middle of last week […]

New board for Murray Darling

The full board of the Murray Darling Association met last week as part of a three-day meeting of local government leaders from across the Murray Darling Basin. Included in the program was a briefing from the acting chair of the Murray Darling Basin authority Ms Joanna Hewitt AO and CEO Phillip Glyde on current conditions […]