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April

Utilising soil probes and weather stations together

Over recent years, there has been significant interest in capacitance soil moisture probes fitted with weather stations for monitoring crop water availability and climatic conditions in crop.

Enthusiastic growers visit the JBS Bordertown abattoir

A group of 16 enthusiastic lamb growers, advisors and agents visited the JBS Bordertown abattoir on 27 March to discuss their operations and tour the facilities. In Australia, JBS purchase and process lamb and beef, and have more recently started with pigs.

March

Calibrate and save costs

Applying nitrogen with a fertiliser spreader that has not been correctly calibrated can be a costly exercise according to fertiliser spreader specialist Chris Lightfoot.

BCG systems trial concludes

BCG marked the end of an era this week (March 24) when it officially retired its long running farming systems trial site at Jil Jil.

Malt accreditation for Flinders and La Trobe

The Board of Barley Australia has announced the successful accreditation of two new varieties: Flinders (WABAR 2537) and La Trobe (IGB 1101).

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