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Catalogue: Ground Cover
While Richard's house, sheds and most crops were spared by a change in wind direction, 700 hectares of his farm were burnt including 230ha of wheat, beans and straw, augers, a tubulator and silo bags... When we spoke to Richard in the aftermath of the fire - while he was coordinating hay donations for livestock producers - he described the situation: "The size and ferocity of this fire was like nothing I'd ever seen... From a farming perspective, homes, sheds and machinery are burnt; fences are gone; livestock were killed or had to be euthanased; many growers have lost unharvested crops as well as the straw they would have baled."..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A variety of machines are currently available to make harvest jobs easier, with less labour input than we use in Australia - but all is dependent on funds available to purchase, operate and maintain the machines... Harvesting machines and methods used were similar to what I have seen in Australia, but farm and business size made it easier to explore options in house with dedicated CAD personnel and engineers to build the designs... At the time of visiting the UK (November 2010) one of the companies I met with felt there was a need for farm sizes to increase as margins to the grower were trending down...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Outside advice helped following devastating blaze.. With farms at Wanilla, Green Patch and North Shields, Steve lost a house, machinery, sheds, livestock and more than 800 hectares in the blaze which burnt almost 78,000ha in total and, tragically, resulted in the deaths of nine people... Steve says while being underinsured made getting the farm back on track tougher than it could have been, he took the experience as an opportunity to start afresh on his property...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Outside advice helped following devastating blaze.. With farms at Wanilla, Green Patch and North Shields, Steve lost a house, machinery, sheds, livestock and more than 800 hectares in the blaze which burnt almost 78,000ha in total and, tragically, resulted in the deaths of nine people... Steve says while being underinsured made getting the farm back on track tougher than it could have been, he took the experience as an opportunity to start afresh on his property...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Six new growers are being profiled this year, offering an insight into the wide range of issues, circumstances, ambitions and management styles at work in the industry... [Photo (left): Justin Bagley] Rainfall: 405 millimetres a year, with 370mm falling in the growing season... Membership of grower group or equivalent: Mick is an executive member of the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) and chairman of the Neridup Soil Conservation Group, although he will be stepping down from these positions this year...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Flatrac wheel track renovator has the unique ability to repair ruts caused by wheels without disturbing the soil structure on either side of the wheel track... A machine designed to maintain soil structure while repairing controlled-traffic tramlines has been named as the 2015 Henty Machine of the Year.. Attempting to repair the damage with machines that disturbed the soil structure only made the problem worse...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Flatrac wheel track renovator has the unique ability to repair ruts caused by wheels without disturbing the soil structure on either side of the wheel track... A machine designed to maintain soil structure while repairing controlled-traffic tramlines has been named as the 2015 Henty Machine of the Year.. Attempting to repair the damage with machines that disturbed the soil structure only made the problem worse...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the last 10 years... Determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Each business has a different cost structure and a different set of resources available individual situations need to be analysed carefully before making investment decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the last 10 years... Determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Each business has a different cost structure and a different set of resources available individual situations need to be analysed carefully before making investment decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the last 10 years... Determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Each business has a different cost structure and a different set of resources available individual situations need to be analysed carefully before making investment decisions...
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