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A unique new book about rabbits in Australia called ‘Those Wild Rabbits - How They Shaped Australia’, authored by writer and conservationist Bruce Munday, is about to be launched, and the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia’s (RFA) is pleased to be a sponsor.
SOUTH Australian growers will have access to a huge range of research and farm management information on soils as the South Australian Grain Industry Trust and leading SA farming systems groups form part of a new Co-operative Research Centre (CRC).
Grain Producers Australia (GPA) says reports of insurance no longer being available to contract harvesters due to fire risk are exaggerated, following a meeting between GPA’s Grains Policy Council, GRDC, Australian Custom Harvesters (ACH) and representatives of major insurance providers to explore the issue.
Livestock SA is seeking clarity on the State Government’s plan to return 10 per cent of royalties for gas extraction to landowners, announced as part of the South Australian Power for South Australians plan this week.
Livestock SA is continuing its call for immediate action from the State Government in response to a huge increase in wild dog populations in pastoral regions north of Port Augusta.
There is a lot happening right now regarding caliciviruses and rabbit control in Australia – and it heightens the importance of maintaining research efforts to combat feral rabbits, according to Peter Alexander, Chairman of the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia.
DURUM varieties have achieved gross margins of up to $1100 a hectare more than common bread wheat varieties in South Australian Grain Industry Trust funded trials in the past two years.
Growers are being urged to keep paddocks clean following abundant January and February rainfall which has encouraged weed growth and the creation of a ‘green bridge’ which can host rust and other diseases and pests.
THE SOUTH Australian dairy industry is set to benefit with a $120,000 expansion of the Dairy Farm Strategic Review program in 2017.
Growers are being urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to minimise the risk of rust and other diseases such as powdery mildew, and pests such as mites or aphids, surviving on a green bridge.