September 21, 2019
Mackay cane grower Ray Abela has learnt lessons direct from the grains industry to improve his fallow cropping, and has put this knowledge to use by building a new air seeder to plant legume crops.
September 20, 2019
Follow this winter irrigated Hayman soybean crop on cracking clay at Home Hill.
September 18, 2019
Follow this crop of Maki field pea growing through winter and intended for harvest just before planting cane in spring. Planted on a grey soil block south of Bundaberg, Qld.
September 17, 2019
Desiccation is a useful aid to harvest of legume crops but it involves careful management to ensure the grain is below the maximum residue limits (MRL) accepted in the destination market.
September 16, 2019
Follow this chickpea crop growing near Monto in the north Burnett, thanks to grower Matthew Pattie.
September 14, 2019
Peanuts have made an appearance for the first time on the Little Mulgrave property of HJ Way.
September 12, 2019
Check in on the progress of this PBA HatTrick chickpea crop on heavy black/grey soil near Byee, Inland Burnett. Planted late June 2019, following cotton.
September 09, 2019
Alan Munro is a cane and soybean grower at Woodford Island at Harwood in NSW. He has been a long-term user of mill mud at his farm and hosted trials that looked at whether compost and mill by-products impact on yield and nematode populations.
August 30, 2019
Maximising nitrogen fixation in your crop
DAF Principal Soil Microbiologist Nikki Seymour (C&FS) presented the information below to growers, industry staff and resellers in the Burdekin, Herbert and Mackay regions. With the planting window for a number of legume crops fast approaching, around 100 people attended the three events with overall positive feedback received from all those who attended. The sessions focused on best management practice to ensure that the legumes develop sufficient nodules to create their own nitrogen source.
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July 16, 2019
Check in on the progress of this peanut crop on a red scrub soil near Kingaroy. Planted mid December 2018.