Detection of Russian wheat aphid

The exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - has been found for the first time in Australia in cereal crops in SA's mid-north. Grain growers and agronomists are asked to monitor emerging crops.
Mallee grower Allen Buckley has lifted the health of soils on his Waikerie, South Australia, farm. Image: Rebecca Jennings

Allen's life quest to nurture living soils

It has been 20 years since Allen Buckley became an early adopter of no-till farming in the Mallee. Today, the Waikerie, South Australia, grower says it is an ongoing journey to maintain healthy soils and ground cover and increase yield