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Farm land prices expected to defy economic downturn

Rabobank is reporting Australian agricultural land prices are expected to hold firm through 2020, defying the effects of a severe COVID-19-led global recession. In its report Rabobank is picking that while much of the global and local economy is being severely buffeted, Australian agr
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TTI and Aussie Pumps combine to produce a compact firefighting kit

Fire Guard 220
Polyurethane tank manufacturer TTI has teamed up with Aussie Pumps to produce a compact, mop up firefighting kit dubbed the Fire Guard 220. Following last summer’s disastrous bushfires, the companies say they want people well prepared before the hot weather starts again. The system ca
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Envirostream micronutrient field trials begin

Envirostream Australia is trialling fertilisers blended with slow-release zinc and manganese micronutrients derived from spent alkaline batteries. Lithium Australia has committed to creating a circular battery economy and to that end its subsidiary Envirostream Australia is currently
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Confidence dips, but farmers stay positive in face of COVID uncertainty

Rabobank’s quarterly survey of farmers’ state of mind has revealed a dip in confidence due to uncertainty about the impacts of COVID-19, but good rains and solid commodity prices are keeping spirits up. Confidence has retreated from the historic highs recorded earlier this year when s
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CSIRO and Goanna Ag combine to maximise irrigation water use

Dr Rose Brodrick, CSIRO
Irrigation water is a precious resource and ensuring the efficiency of its use is crucial to successful crop production. A partnership between Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and local agricultural technology company Goanna Ag will see sensors and analytics combined to guide
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Grains Research and Development Corporation appoints new MD

Tony Williams
International food and agriculture executive Tony Williams has been announced as the new Managing Director and CEO of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). GRDC Chairman and Goondiwindi grain grower Mr John Woods said the comprehensive search for a new GRDC MD had su
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Sheep producers faced with mixed fortunes

Australian Lamb
Analysts are picking continued support for sheep meat prices given the limited supply available but wool producers look likely to suffer a continued slide in returns. In a webinar exploring the sheep and wool outlook, Rabobank analyst Angus Gidley-Baird said sheepmeat prices – despite
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 Serafin Ultisow Hi Lift Frame proved its worth

Every so often something comes along that just makes sense and has you wondering why haven’t they done that before. This is exactly the case with Serafin Machinery’s latest release, the Hi Lift seeder range. Feedback from both new and existing customers has been overwhelming. Orders a
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Nutrix supplementary piglet feeding from WEDA

Many pig farming operations will know the dilemma of having too many piglets for a sow to feed alone. To combat this problem, WEDA developed the Nutrix piglet feeding system. In operation for five years now, the Nutrix system has proven itself with sows losing less weight during the s
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