Summer cropping update

Agriculture Victoria/GRDC Alternative Legume Crops Project This project is in its final year of  trials having commenced in the summer of 2019/20. The first trial in this project is looking at different varieties by time of sowing (TOS) and includes mungbeans, cowpeas, soybeans, pigeon peas and lab lab. TOS 1 sown 11th Oct and TOS […]

Climate with Kate Finger

Climate with Kate

Well what a year 2021 is turning out to be! After a very dry start to sowing, an ok to good winter, spring was rather disappointing until the welcome rain last week. So, what on earth has been going on? Back in autumn when the models have their lowest, but not no skill, all the […]

New Products on the Forecast Horizon

Exciting times lie ahead for farmers using forecast information to make on farm decisions with new products under development soon to become operational by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). As a part ForeWarned is ForeArmed (FWFA), a five year (2017-2022) nationwide project, BoM researchers are working closely with farmers and other industry representatives to deliver […]

La Nina: What does it mean?

On Tuesday, 29 September 2020, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) announced that a La Niña event is now underway.So, what defines a La Niña?A La Niña is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) which is one of several climate drivers that influences Australia’s climate. In addition to positive, the ENSO can […]

ADAMA predictive pest network: Real-time predictive pest network game-changer for in-paddock pest monitoring

A NEW unique pest monitoring network is set to dramatically improve insect monitoring and crop checking processes for growers and agronomists across Australia. The Trapview Predictive Pest Network developed by ADAMA, launches to the market this month as part of the company’s ongoing drive to provide Australian growers with the latest AgTech solutions to support […]

BCG Goes Abroad!

Earlier this year, before COVID-19 and being in ‘iso’ were part of our everyday vocabulary and world travel was still allowed, BCG’s project officer Kate Finger flew to Napoli in Italy to attend a plenary meeting for the ‘COpernicus Applications and services for Low impact agriculture in Australia’ (COALA) project.Through the utilisation of data provided […]

New BOM Climate Guides to help decision making

Do you think it is getting hotter? Do you think your rainfall patterns are changing? Are you experiencing more frosts? These climate questions and more are answered in a new series of climate guides produced by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and FarmLink Research as part of the Australian […]

Challenges with implementing sensor technology on farm

Current and emerging technologies in agriculture have been flagged to potentially transform the industry not only so that production demands can be met but also for meeting consumer expectations around agriculture’s environmental footprint and the safety/traceability of food production. Within the grains industry certain technologies like GPS guidance have been readily adopted, whilst others for […]

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