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The Agronomy SpecialistTM

Agronomic Acumen is a consultancy firm that specialises in agronomy and is based in Albany, Western Australia. We provide various services that include regular paddock/field inspections, development of paddock plans, one-off farm visits for advice, talking to groups, giving seminars and providing a completely independent view on why your chemical product is not selling or what should be done to make it a best seller. We also publish a monthly newsletter, back issues of which are available here for download.

We manage farms for investors and land owners who want maximum sustainable profits using the best agronomic techniques. We are also able to manage your farm if you just want a break or are having trouble keeping up with the rapid change of agriculture.

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Latest Newsletter Topics - May 2016

  • The season so far - includes a map of soil moisture across Australia.
  • Green Peach Aphids and others likely to be a problem this year - control options discussed.
  • Spraying nitrogen onto crops and pastures - dissolving Urea is one option.
  • Haloxyfop - it was 104g/L, then 520g/L, and now 900g/L.
  • Wheat germination in marginal moisture and hot soils - a reminder of the Andrew Heinrich trial showing how tough wheat is and can survive for many weeks in hot, dry soil, even when a root is poking out of the seed.
  • Propyzamide - it can cause mixing problems in spray mixes, but discussion on how to minimise this risk.
  • Sulphur deficiency - advice on how not to let it be a problem this year like it was in 2015.
  • Bash’em, Burn’em, Bait’em - Discussion on snail and slug control options and using IPM techniques.
  • Narrow windrow burning - an article discussing narrow windrow burning and notification by Bill Crabtree of a new machine developed by the Bradley family to surpass the Chaff Top (it always blocked headers/harvesters).

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