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

Crop fires: ‘It’s not static electricity’

UNIQUE lentil crop conditions are the key component behind the series of crop fires in the district this season, according to leading harvest fire expert, Dr Graeme Quick. Dr Quick’s conclusion comes after an investigative visit to the area last week, commissioned by Grain Producers SA. • Read the full story in our online edition: […]

Research and costs ‘critical’ – grains chief

Investment in relevant grains research, development and extension (RD&E) is critical for the ongoing growth and viability of the nation’s cropping industry, according to the new chair of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Board. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

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: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Rain boost, but frost hits

SOLID rainfall around the region will add much-needed weight and boost grain quality for farmers’ wheat and barley crops after a dry September began to take its toll. While growers were thrilled with the falls, the recent discovery of devastating frost damage to pea and other legume crops in the region has dampened moods. Balaklava […]