Conservation tillage will be critical for summer crop planting

Conservation tillage will be critical for farmers across the country this summer, with an equal chance of wetter or drier conditions for most of Australia. Jarrod Maskell, a territory manager for Kuhn Farm Machinery, said minimum tillage offers farmers the opportunity to make better use of weather windows. “Weather conditions often only allow a brief […]

Long term exhibitors key to Australian National Field Days success

Many exhibitors have been attending the Australian National Field Days (ANFD) since its inception in 1952. One of those exhibitors is Watson Tractors, They are an established Dealership located in Bathurst NSW and have been apart of the ANFD for 35 years. “We are proud to be one of the longest exhibitors at the Australian […]

JCB Loadall telescopic handler ticks off 40 years of production

JCB was the first to launch an innovative machine to save farmers from what was back breaking work – the Loadall telescopic handler was launched on 20 October 1977. Loadall could offer mechanised lifting and loading tasks on building sites that had previously been carried out by work crews, and its potential in agriculture was […]

Caution urged with pre-harvest herbicide applications

Grain growers are being encouraged to exercise caution when undertaking pre-harvest application of herbicides in this year’s winter crops. Growers applying herbicides late in the season to manage weeds, prevent weeds setting seed or to desiccate crops to accelerate or even-up ripening must adhere to herbicide label recommendations and withholding periods to avoid the presence […]

Aussie steamer is ideal for big clean-ups

Australian Pump Industries has developed the Aussie Super Indy, a high pressure hot water steam cleaner, specifically for local farm machinery owners. This three-phase steamer delivers a huge 3,000psi and is a Class A machine, meaning operators won’t require certification.  The combination of steam and high pressure enables the Super Indy to effectively blast off […]

Cattle Health Declarations will eventually be attached to every sale

The Cattle Health Declaration is currently gaining significant exposure for producers to address biosecurity concerns. It’s a document that allows producers to make an assessment of cattle prior to purchase as to the risk they may pose. The Cattle Health Declaration is starting to be requested by producers buying cattle from studs and through saleyards. […]

Holden closes its Australian manufacturing arm forever

The final Holden built in Australia, a Commodore VFII Redline (manual) rolled off the Elizabeth line today at 10.45am (Adelaide time), 20 October 2017. It ended 69 years packed with a memorable home grown heritage. From the very first Holden 48-215 built at the Fishermans Bend Vic production line on 29 November 1948, to the […]

Deere claims Green and Yellow colours in a milestone court case

If you are contemplating painting your farm equipment green and yellow, BACK OFF. Well that’s the word from the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. That federal district court ruled in favour of Deere & Company when it claimed in a lawsuit that it has the sole trademark use of a green […]

Kubota dealers in box seat as Great Plains added to stock list

Kubota dealers were let loose in Australia’s biggest candy store at their most memorable Dealer conference this decade. The candy on offer included an extensive model line from USA seeding and tillage equipment specialist Great Plains. This range was already gathering momentum for incumbent distributor PFG Australia and is now expected to fly to withering […]