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Will biologicals be the next big thing?

THE use of biological solutions is rising in agriculture, as more farmers worldwide recognise the benefits of improved soil health, enhanced crop resilience and reduced environmental impact. However, widespread adoption and scalability in Australia has been a challenge due to factors such as limited investment into developing the products and concerns among farmers surrounding price, effectiveness, and ease of use.  

 Biological solutions have been proven to provide a return on investment, but there have been significant barriers to widespread adoption. Picture Ben White.

Biological solutions have been proven to provide a return on investment, but there have been significant barriers to widespread adoption. Picture Ben White.

With emissions reporting set to become commonplace and growing pressure for sustainable farming practices to be implemented, farmers are starting to scrutinise synthetic chemical and fertiliser use like...

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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.