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Mice strike farms: ‘We’re not quite getting on top of the problem.’

Farmers in southern Australia are counting the cost of mouse control and damage this season, with baiting costs soaring up to $100,000 on one property and some farmers forced to resow crops three times. Some farmers have been forced to bait repeatedly in a bid to protect their crops, while crops in some paddocks have […]

October 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Canola, Canola, FARMING, PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Rodents, South Australia Tags: , , ,

Russia and China to Launch $2 Billion Fund to Boost Farming

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes China’s President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 8, 2015. Russia and China will launch a $2 billion fund to invest in agricultural projects in the two countries, a Russian state-sponsored investment fund said Friday. The deal was signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s […]

May 9th, 2015
Topic: FARMING, GOVERNMENT Tags: , , , ,

Life and death in WA’s Wheatbelt: a farmer’s struggle

The challenges facing John Shadbolt and son Gerard in Mukinbudin are typical of those confronting many Wheatbelt farmers. Photo: Simon White Suicide fears in regional WA as farmers struggle to make ends meet If the heat isn’t the first thing that gets you, it will probably be the silence. The Wheatbelt region of Western Australia […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Western Australia Tags: None

AGRICULTURE & THE SHAREMARKET ARE NOT COMPATIBLE SAY SOME

FARMERS AND THE SHARE MARKET GATHERED around a lengthy board table in Sydney, some of Australia’s biggest farmers were near unanimous: the sharemarket was no place for agriculture. Farming was intrinsically volatile, dependent on the weather. Institutional investors were too focused on short-term returns. A public listing was simply not worth the hassle. It was […]

November 11th, 2012
Topic: FARMING, Money & Investments Tags: , , ,

AUSTRALIAN FARMERS HAVE A GANDER @ FARM LAND IN CHINA FROM THE AIR IN TECHNICOLOUR GLORY

This is  truly an amazing sight       Chinese Farms in technicolour-Eye candy A place in the north-east  of Kunming , capital city of Yunnan Province .             Because  of remoteness and lack of infrastructure, lodging etc.,this  place is not listed in tourist maps of China. Because  the soil contains such components as oxidized  Iron,    it  has […]

August 4th, 2012
Topic: FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , ,

GRAZING REPORT IN NORTH QUEENSLAND

North Queensland grazing report NQ Dry Tropics Grazing study burdekin basin Qld Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

January 21st, 2011
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, BOOKS MAGS PUBLICATIONS, Cattle, FARMING, REPORTS STUDIES PAPERS Tags: , , ,

BETTER THAN GOLD IS AGARWOOD.CAN YOU GROW IT?

Agarwood Agarwood is the most rare and precious wood on the planet, prized for its rich, wonderful and healing fragrance. Agarwood, being extremely rare and often difficult to obtain, has it’s value pegged at 1.5 times that of gold! Agarwood has many names, above are a few for this resinous, fragrant and highly valuable heartwood […]

November 20th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, FARMING, TIMBER WOOD TREES Tags: , , , , , ,

CHARCOAL FOR HEALTHIER PLANTS.ASK BIOCHAR…

BIOCHAR. A BOON FOR FARMERS? Carbon8 is currently being used by farmers and graziers to grow: Tomatoes Lettuce Rhubarb Melons Grain Grazing Grasses Roses Annuals Australian farmers and graziers have been feeding Australians and the world for a very long time. There was a time when it was said “Australia ran off the sheeps back”. […]

November 20th, 2010
Topic: ADDITIVES CHEMICALS FERTILIZERS, AGRICULTURE, ARTICLES STORIES, FARMING, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, SOILS EROSION Tags: , , , ,

AUSTRALIAN PRAWN FARMERS ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE

Prawn Farmers elect new executive August 26, 2010 The Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) has announced its new Executive, with the re-election of Nick Moore as president and Alistair Dick as vice-president. Sharon Pullen, director of Client Services at DKM Group, joins the executive as Treasurer. The elections took place as part of the 2010 […]

November 20th, 2010
Topic: AQUACULTURE, FARMING, PEOPLE Tags: , , , , ,

FATTER STOCK WITH BIODIESEL FORTIFICATION IN FEED

Fortifying Feed With Biodiesel Co-Products Science (Oct. 9, 2007) — Biofuel research isn’t just a matter of finding the right type of biomass—corn grain, soybean oil, animal fat, wood or other material—and converting it into fuel. Scientists must also find environmentally and economically sound uses for the by-products of biofuel production. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) […]

October 10th, 2010
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, Cattle, FARMING, FOOD DRINK, Pigs, Poultry Tags: , , , , ,