Making good farm-expansion decisions2 Oct 2017
Farm expansion involves increasing business scale to become larger, more productive or more profitable. Expand your farm, get the Fact Sheet now.
Determining the optimum level of investment in harvest machinery2 Oct 2017
Are you considering contracting or owning your own machine? This Fact Sheet will help you decide.
Personal Property Security Register – assisting growers to manage credit risk2 Oct 2017
This Fact Sheet is an important tool for grain growers who are selling or buying grain, equipment and engaging in other farm business transactions. Read about Personal Property Security Register to manage your risk.
Documenting a contract harvest agreement – what you need to know2 Oct 2017
Documenting a contract harvest agreement – what the farm business manager needs to know to get
Establishing or transitioning to an appropriate business structure2 Oct 2017
Is it time to make a change to your business structure? Use this Fact Sheet to know the right time and what change to make.
Resistance Management Strategy for the Green Peach Aphid in Australia Grains21 Aug 2016
In Australia, the green peach aphid (GPA), Myzus persicae, primarily attacks canola and pulse crops, as well as being a common pest in horticulture. This fact sheet outlines the resistance management strategy for GPA.
Sunflower nutrition21 Aug 2016
Crop nutrition is a vital management consideration for profitable sunflower production. Getting the rightbalance and supply of nutrients will maximise sunflower yield and oil quality.
Key Financial Ratios21 Aug 2016
Understanding your key financial ratios helps manage your farm business sustainability.As farm businesses become more sophisticated and owners strive ever harder to improve profitability and create wealth, the move beyond simple measures of physical production to whole business analysis is gaining momentum. The use of financial ratio and benchmark analysis has become increasingly popular with progressive farm business operators in recent years.
Peanut off-flavours21 Aug 2016
In 2008, earthy, musty off-flavours were detected in peanuts in North Queensland, which led to over $1 million of product downgrades. The problem has not been recorded, or studied, anywhere else in the world except North Queensland. GRDC-funded research has discovered the major cause of this off-flavour contamination. The GRDC has developed guidelines for a number of pre-harvest and post-harvest practices to minimise the risk.
Precision Agriculture21 Aug 2016
How to put precision agriculture into practice Precision agriculture (PA), also known as site-specific farming, is about doing the right thing, in the right place, in the right way, at the right time.
Fertiliser Toxicity21 Aug 2016
Care with fertiliser and seed placement:Increased row spacing and zero-till seeding can result in more fertiliser being placed in the seeding row, causing damage to emerging seedlings. This risk can be reduced by increasing the spread of seed and fertiliser in the row, reducing in-furrow fertiliser rates or separating seed and fertiliser bands.
Root-Lesion Nematodes21 Aug 2016
Growing resistant crops and tolerant wheat varieties is the key for management of root-lesion nematodes (RLN).
Farm advisory boards21 Aug 2016
Advisory boards can strengthen accountability to lift productivity and profitability without compromising traditional farm ownership autonomy. They can also reduce stress upon individual growers and their immediate families by sharing and consolidating the process of strategic and tactical decisions.
Keeping sorghum safe21 Aug 2016
Keeping sorghum safe when using metolachlor-based herbicides. To reduce seedling injuries, applying Concep® II seed safener is an essential step for growers.
High Profits from Grain7 Nov 2017
The average cropping farmer, according to ABARE figures shows a profit of around 3% of assets managed. Farmers in Agripath benchmarking average around 6%, while the top 20% of farms achieve around 10%. This fact sheet looks at the ways farmers can improve their profits.
Managing Soil Water To Improve Grain Profits7 Nov 2017
Top farmers achieve high profits, partly due to good soil water management. These three fact sheets look at the ways farmers in QLD and NSW can manage soil water to improve their profits.
Tips & Tactics: Managing wild oats3 Jun 2018
Control wild oats through crop rotations, smart herbicide use and minimising grain sample contamination. Integrated Weed Management—including correct use of herbicides and other effective agronomic and non-chemical tactics - is crucial for managing wild oats.
Grain Storage: Grain Fumigation Guide22 Aug 2016
In order to kill grain pests at all stages of their life cycle (egg, larva, pupa, adult), phosphine gas needsto reach, and be maintained at, a concentration possible only in a gas-tight storage.
Break Crop Benefits - West22 Aug 2016
Introducing broadleaf crops into the rotation offers a range of benefits, especially in relation to disease and weed control. In mixed farming systems pastures can offer an alternative break crop option.
Snail Bait Application22 Aug 2016
Applying snail bait with a spreader after seeding is a common control method on Yorke Peninsula but recent research has shown growers need to adjust their spreader settings for more effective coverage.
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