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7 Big Ways Controlled Traffic Farming System Boosts Your Crop Yield

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture Why Controlled Traffic Farming? In the first in a series looking at Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) systems in #ThinkAgronomy we examine why, and look at the benefits of the approach…

Dealing With Fall Army Worm, Copper Deficiency & Stem Rust In Cereal Crops

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist, Msc. Agriculture 15th August 2018 Current Fall Armyworm Update Fall Armyworm pressure is manageable in most parts of the country at present, with the exception of hotter areas (>30C) where numbers…

How Much Is Sulphur Really Costing You?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Poor protein quality and low grain protein, 20% yield response in Canola and improved nitrogen use efficiency. So why are we still not following the science and advice on Sulphur nutrition? This week I…

Cover Crops - The Key To Unlocking Soil Fertility or a Short Term Fashion?

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist Cover crops have certainly made it into the mainstream in the last few years. What was known as a “Green Manure” and was seldom seen outside organic farms, is now much more widespread thanks in part…

Maize Nitrogen Topdressing & Fall Armyworm Update

By David Jones, Broad Acre Agronomist We had a lot of discussion last week within our agronomy team about the problem of getting Nitrogen (mainly Urea) into the plant in dry weather. So, I start this week with a really useful graph that I often…

Practical Steps to Optimising Nitrogen Applications

The optimum amount of Nitrogen that a crop needs varies significantly, not only depending on soil type and yield potential, but also from year to year. Nitrogen commonly represents the largest single variable cost in many crops, but how…

Building The Potential Of Your Maize Crop

In recent years there has been a trend among maize growers to apply Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) fertiliser to their crops in preference to Urea. The lower volatilisation risk in dry soils and the perceived neutral effect on soil acidity…