The Agronomy Specialist™

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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You may find some useful links that we visit regularly. Please browse the photo gallery for some recent photos of warm season crops in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

Latest Newsletter Topics - April 2017

  • What else does Butisan (metazachlor) control? - Only three weeds are currently on the Australian label, but overseas labels have more weeds listed.
  • Frost - detailed discussion on my suggested strategies to reduce frost damage, including nutrition influences, sowing dates and rates etc.
  • Fungicides on canola - we have a new top-shelf fungicide available in Australia: Aviator Pro. It’s expensive, but is it the best option for use in canola for blackleg and sclerotinia control?
  • Aerial blackleg - the canola disease blackleg is now also seriously infecting branches and pods. How to control it?
  • Cover crops - fad, folly or profitable? - Excellent article from Matt Hagny, Kansas agronomist, and then my views for Australian croppers.

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