Pastures & Soils HEADLINES

Developed at the University of Tasmania, the BILBY wireless communication node sends data from a soil moisture probe through the soil to a gateway then to the cloud. Credit: University of Tasmania. Developed at the University of Tasmania, the BILBY wireless communication node sends data from a soil moisture probe through the soil to a gateway then to the cloud. Credit: University of Tasmania.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

New soil sensors designed to be 'farm tough'

Two new soil sensors are on track towards commercialisation.

10 June 2024
PASTURES & SOILS

Subsoil help available for dryland grain growers

New website provides resources for those considering soil amelioration

31 May 2024
PASTURES & SOILS

Legacy benefits of nitrogen fixation investigated

Victorian field trial looks at nitrogen fixation benefits from growing pulses.

02 May 2024
PASTURES & SOILS

Soil acidity problems tackled in southern NSW

NSW field experiment trial helps uncover extent and severity of soil acidity.

22 March 2024
LIVESTOCK

Hey hey it's National Hay Safe Day

AFIA celebrates National Hay Safe Day today.

25 October 2023
LIVESTOCK

Potential pasture problems for livestock

Some plant species can be potentially problematic for livestock. Find out what to look out for.

06 October 2023
CATTLE

NABRC welcomes $24.4m funding for pasture research

Funding boost to help combat pasture decline welcomed

25 July 2023
Developed at the University of Tasmania, the BILBY wireless communication node sends data from a soil moisture probe through the soil to a gateway then to the cloud. Credit: University of Tasmania.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

New soil sensors designed to be 'farm tough'

Two new soil sensors are on track towards commercialisation.

10 June 2024

Agriculture Victoria has a new on-line resource to help with subsoil amelioration decisions. Photo: Mark Saunders.
PASTURES & SOILS

Subsoil help available for dryland grain growers

New website provides resources for those considering soil amelioration

31 May 2024

Birchip Cropping Group senior operations manager and research agronomist, Brooke Bennett, is leading a trial looking at the legacy effects of growing pulses, aiming to put some valuable figures around the benefits of nitrogen fixation. Credit: BCG.
PASTURES & SOILS

Legacy benefits of nitrogen fixation investigated

Victorian field trial looks at nitrogen fixation benefits from growing pulses.

02 May 2024

NSW DPI research agronomist Mathew Dunn at the Wagga Wagga, NSW, research farm, during a field day in early February. Photo: Mark Saunders.
PASTURES & SOILS

Soil acidity problems tackled in southern NSW

NSW field experiment trial helps uncover extent and severity of soil acidity.

22 March 2024

 AFIA are promoting hay and silage safety today. Photo courtesy of AFIA.
LIVESTOCK

Hey hey it's National Hay Safe Day

AFIA celebrates National Hay Safe Day today.

25 October 2023

Potential problems: Rapidly growing phalaris plants can contain high concentrations of toxic alkaloids that can cause staggers and sudden death in livestock. Photo Pamela Lawson.
LIVESTOCK

Potential pasture problems for livestock

Some plant species can be potentially problematic for livestock. Find out what to look out for.

06 October 2023

 Farm lending has increased to more than $109million, according to an APRA report. Image Mark Saunders.
CATTLE

NABRC welcomes $24.4m funding for pasture research

Funding boost to help combat pasture decline welcomed

25 July 2023

 CSIRO is running an extensive saltbush planting program across Australia to help combat salinity and the effects of drought. Image courtesy CSIRO.
SHEEP

CSIRO saltbush mission heads eastward

Nationwide saltbush program to help with drought management

05 July 2023

PARTNER CONTENT

Utrisha N: The new biostimulant boosting broadacre yield potential

Extensive trials conducted across Australia show boosted yields in a wide range of

PARTNER CONTENT

Maximise your nitrogen use efficiency

Losing nitrogen to the environment can be costly.

PARTNER CONTENT

Safety first for the year ahead

Since 1870, Blundstone, have supported & protecting farmers across Australia from

PARTNER CONTENT

Precise and Productive Seeding Equipment

The success of next year's harvest begins now, with strong preparation and planning.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.