Overdependence On Agrochemicals Survey 2016

Mallee farmers are being encouraged to have their input into a strategy to better understand future weed control needs in low-rainfall zones.

CASA develops new regulations for drone operation

Farmers will soon be able to fly drones weighing up to 25 kilograms over their property without an unmanned aircraft operators certificate, provided they are not paid for the work.

GrowNotes for southern region

The GRDC has released three new winter cropping GrowNotes for the southern region. GrowNotes incorporate the latest research findings and management advice for growers and advisers.

When rainfall’s low, good break can bring rich rewards

Mallee Sustainable Farming agronomist Michael Moodie says trials have demonstrated that where issues such as weeds, declining soil fertility and root disease have been affecting wheat yields, -introducing a break crop into the rotation can mitigate those issues in following seasons.

Sheep and cattle could be enclosed by virtual fences

Having the power to move and monitor animals from a smartphone might soon be a reality for farmers. Virtual fences are a potential game-changing technology for farmers, giving them the ability to move and contain cattle digitally without the use of a physical fence.

Nominations open for the 2016 David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award

Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being sought for the 2016 David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award.
Windrow burning in the Victorian Mallee 2015-2016

Windrow burning in the Victorian Mallee 2015-2016

Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation during the Fire Danger Period is permitted under specified conditions.
Farmers keen for GPS-guided grazing in the Mallee

Farmers keen for GPS-guided grazing in the Mallee

Farmers and industry representatives were keen to highlight the potential benefits of virtual fencing at a workshop on livestock precision agriculture technology held at Nandaly
Farmers keen for GPS-guided grazing in the Mallee