They say necessity is the mother of invention and there is no doubt that the current cost:price squeeze has sharpened the focus of the arable industry. Increasing yield is one of the ways to reduce
16 February 2015 Although it’s raining today as I write this, the last month or so has been pretty kind. The ground has drained. Pigeons have had enough forward crops to check without destroying
Now the smell of BBQ, coffee and dust in the workshop has settled I thought I would sum up the launch from my side of the fence. We had a great turn out for the launch, 52 growers in total and a few
27 August 2014 Harvest was completed on 21 August, which is a record early finish for us, although it hides the fact that the last third took longer to cut than the first two thirds due to the
12 August 2014 The anticipation, excitement and reward of a good harvest have always made this one of my favourite times of the year. Not least because of the entertaining pub chat about yields.
My third week in Australia was spent in the Clare Valley region with Allan Mayfield, a truly inspirational person who was one of the first agronomists to become independent back in the early