Cost effective investment in machinery14 Nov 2016
Substantial gains in farm productivity and efficiency in recent years can be linked to improvements in machinery capacity and technology
Business structure: things you should know and ask your adviser14 Nov 2016
Farming families rarely change or adopt new business structures without receiving advice from their accountant, farm adviser or lawyer. While the provision of advice on matters within their areas of expertise is the role of advisers, there is an obligation on those receiving the advice to carefully consider the advice received and use the information received to make decisions.
Employing seasonal labour for Western Australia's grain industry14 Nov 2016
As primary production in Western Australia has evolved and technology has progressed, the need for full-time equivalent (FTE) staff has continued to decline, and that smaller pool of workers is needed to do increasingly sophisticated tasks.
Farm business models – why consider a change11 Mar 2017
Alternative farm business models can enhance profitability, provide more effective risk management and assist with business succession.
Diamondback moth21 Aug 2016
Crop monitoring from July onwards is key to making effective decisions for controlling diamondback moth.
Sunflower Disease21 Aug 2016
Phomopsis Stem Canker in sunflower This emerging disease issue is being caused by several previously unrecorded species of Phomopsis that are highly virulent on sunflower.
Biochar Factsheet21 Aug 2016
In some soil types biochar has the potential to enhance soil fertility, increase soil carbon storage and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. However, before biochar can be widely adopted in agriculture, better understanding is needed of its properties and how it interacts – both positively and negatively – with the soil.
Stubble Management21 Aug 2016
Conservation farming combines minimum or no tillage, full stubble retention and diverse crop rotations. This has resulted in some challenges at seeding and for crop performance, especially when the stubble load is greater than four tonnes per hectare of dry matter. There are a number of techniques, other than burning, which can be employed to deal with heavy stubble loads. There are many examples of successful full stubble retention systems that achieve excellent crop establishment and weed control. Decisions about...
Mouse Management21 Aug 2016
Mouse numbers can build rapidly in the right conditions, leading to crop damage throughout the growing season. Monitoring and early detection of an increasing mouse population is essential if effective control is to be implemented.
Canopy Management21 Aug 2016
Cereal canopy management more than delayed nitrogen Understanding and applying the principles of canopy management, allows decisions on the most profitable use of inputs and the most appropriate target yield to be made.
Pythium Root Rot21 Aug 2016
The impact of Pythium can be felt throughout the growing season, not just at crop emergence, resulting in yield reductions in cereal, brassica and pulse crops and in pastures. Research has now identified that crop rotation can have a big influence on the pathogen and disease expression.
Farm Financial Tool: Cash Flow Budget Fact Sheet21 Aug 2016
How do I know if my business has adequate funds?Maintaining strong control of the cash flow means planning (estimating) and monitoring the cash flow. Many farmers and banks would say cash flow is KING and that is why a cash flow budget is so important!
Tips and Tactics: Cereal Cyst Nematode, 20178 Apr 2017
This Tips and Tactics focuses on Rotations and resistant varieties vital for controlling cereal cyst nematode (CCN).
Irrigated Wheat: Disease Management in Irrigated Wheat10 Jul 2017
Good disease management has an important role in maximising yield and quality in irrigated wheat crops.
Tips and Tactics: Legumes and Nitrogen Fixation19 Jul 2017
For the current legume crop to gain nitrogen (N), and to increase soil N for future rotations, legumes need to be adequately nodulated by root nodule bacteria (rhizobia).
Crown rot in winter cereals21 Aug 2016
Rotations, observations and testing key to crown rot control. Three top tips to stop crown rot: rotate crops, observe plants for browning at the base of tillers and teststubble and soil.
Resistance Management Strategy For Diamondback Moth In Australian Canola24 Jul 2017
Canola can tolerate considerable leaf damage before causing yield loss, however severe infestations can cause complete defoliation and yield losses of up to 80 per cent in canola.
Assessing your personal and business needs15 Sep 2017
Having the right farm business model for your personal and business needs in place is the first step to building a more profitable farm. Read the Farm Business Models Fact Sheet now.
Farm business management: Making it work with different personalities15 Sep 2017
Understanding personality types within your family and business can assist considerably in achieving effective communication and management. Use this fact sheet to help effective communication.
Tax effective distributions through your Will15 Sep 2017
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