Don’s life ingrained in grain

UP CLOSE with Les Pearson THE long golden fields of the Adelaide Plains hold a special place in the heart of Balaklava man, Don Hawke, with the annual grain crops stirring memories of many harvests during his lifetime working in the industry. Read the full story in our online edition:

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: […]

Roberts wins seat on new grain board

BALAKLAVA grower, Brett Roberts, was announced as one of the six directors elected to the inaugural Grain Producers SA (GPSA) board last week. GPSA is recently formed not-for-profit South Australian grain grower representative group, looking to improve the economic outcomes for all grain producers in SA. GPSA chairman, Garry Hansen, announced the board members elected […]

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 […]