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 […]

AGCO orchestrates Lely purchase to grab lions share of hay equipment sales

AGCO’s deal to purchase the forage division of the Dutch-based Lely Group back in March 2017 kicked into full operation here from October 1 2017. The Lely badge will be replaced by Massey Ferguson but essentially all current Lely product will be retained, as will the current dealer network. The combined Massey Ferguson and Lely […]

First female Director appointed for 66 years at ANFD – will she run amok

Probably not, because the first-ever female director for The Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is none other than Kerry Wickson OAM. And Kerry’s timing is perfect with the big event running from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 October 2017. The ANFD board is proud to welcome Kerry as she has a strong history and knowledge […]

How to stay one step ahead of blackleg disease in canola

Canola growers are being encouraged to assess the extent of blackleg disease in crops this spring to reduce the risk of disease next year and beyond. To support growers in determining current disease levels, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released the 2017 Spring Blackleg Management Guide Fact Sheet, developed by the National […]