WorkSafe is urging farmers to be aware of the risks when using grain handling equipment like self-propelled augers and telehandlers. Credit: Mark Saunders.

Farm death prompts safety warning

WorkSafe has issued a safety reminder on plant equipment following the death of a Victorian farmer.

11 July 2024

Bird flu strains detected in Victoria are not the same as those found recently in US dairies and pose little threat to Australian cattle. Credit: Parilov, Shutterstock.

Victorian bird flu outbreak poses little risk to Australian cattle

Avian influenza strains at Victorian poultry farms are different to those infecting US dairy cattle.

19 June 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.

Legacy benefits of nitrogen fixation investigated

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

02 May 2024

Some areas of Western Australia received much-needed rainfall in March after a long hot, dry spell. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Seeding is underway in some regions across Australia

Growers in some areas of NSW, Victoria and WA have started seeding.

10 April 2024

 Carbon work: A long-term trial in the Victorian Wimmera region is looking at soil carbon decline. Photo courtesy Agriculture Victoria.

New research to focus on soil carbon decline

New research hopes to resolve soil carbon decline in Victorian cropping systems.

18 January 2024

 Victorian livestock producers are reminded to provide adequate shelter with severe weather on the cards for the state. Picture Mark Saunders.

Livestock deaths increase as severe weather hits Victoria

Victorian farmers warned to prepare for extreme weather.

09 January 2024

 Prickly chill: The top cross auger on Rob Ruwoldt’s swather front demonstrates the effects of working on a cold October morning in the Wimmera. Photo: Rob Ruwoldt.

Farm Photo: Ice spikes adorn swather

Rob Ruwoldt from Wimmeria, Victoria, captures prickly ice sculpture on his top cross auger.

08 January 2024

 Graded:  Graded, treated and cleaned seed will do better when it comes to minimising the effects of loose smut. This image shows a poor treatment. Image courtesy DPIRD.

Watchful eye needed on barley loose smut

Farmers should always remain vigilant of loose smut infections.

13 December 2023


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