Wimmera Machinery Field days cancelled for 2021

And along with that news, it dashes hope of many cancelled Field Day from 2020 that were expecting to recover their losses in 2021. The irony is that the Wimmera Machinery Field days (WFMD) was the very last event on the Field days calendar to be held, when it opened for business on the 3 […]

Great Plains Spartan II air drill is beefed up

Great Plains Spartan

The Great Plains Spartan II triple disc, no-till air drill range has been updated to meet the evolving needs of the Australian market. Enhancements to the 2020 model NTA607-2 Spartan have been inspired by the experience of operating in tough Australian conditions since its release in 2018. These updates promise to increase the machine’s durability […]

John Deere introduces new header lineup to the Australian market

In a bid to make an impact at harvest, John Deere has updated its entire header lineup for its combines. The updated models on offer include new HDR Rigid Cutterbar Drapers, RDF HydraFlex™ Drapers, a BP15 Belt Pickup, and CR and CF Corn Heads. Each is compatible with John Deere S and T Series Combine […]

Wagyu beef from AACo passes science taste test

The unique flavour, texture and aroma of Australia’s famous Wagyu beef can now be marketed using a world-first flavour profile developed by The University of Queensland in partnership with the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo). Sensory and flavour expert Dr Heather Smyth and the Australian Agricultural Company’s Westholme brand are behind the new flavour wheel, designed […]

Manutec grows range of planter aftermarket replacement parts

Manutec has released an expanded range of aftermarket press wheels to fit many popular brands and models. These include; Bourgault 5810, DBS/AUSPLOW, Equalizer, Flexicoil 5000/5500, PD5700, ST820, Horsch Sprinter, Horwood Bagshaw PSS, John Deere 1820/1830, 1870, 1860/1890, Morris C1/C2, Morris Maxim, Seedhawk. Parts available for the these models include replacement press wheel tyres for the […]

Valtra new tractor series unveiled live on the net

A time honoured system of unveiling new tractor releases for the snobbery of dealers and machinery writers has been broken. No longer will “those in the know” hold the trump cards, now buyers will have equal access to valuable launch information following the announcement that Valtra will unveil a new tractor series live online, for […]

Agricultural pesticides playing havoc with prawn flesh quality

Research from Southern Cross University has found agricultural pesticides can have a devastating effect on prawn and oyster growth. The study reveals the importance of managing the potential impacts of pesticide run-off in areas of intensive coastal agriculture. Researchers from the University’s National Marine Science Centre have demonstrated that imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, can impact […]

AGCO announces Martin Richenhagen Chairman and CEO succession

It has come as a great surprise to many that AGCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Martin Richenhagen is human after all and has announced his retirement effective from 31 December 2020. The contribution made by Martin Richenhagen to AGCO was always considered super-human. He was the driving force that pieced together a mishmash of […]

Pioneer offers more than a bag of seed

Pioneer® Seeds Australia is the country’s foremost commercial supplier for canola, corn, grain sorghum and summer forage hybrid seed. All Pioneer® brand seed sold in Australia is grown and processed to world-class, quality-assured standards at the company’s Narromine based Seed Production Operations facility. Pioneer believe supporting customers means delivering growers with the very best performing […]