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 - March 2017

  • Predictive yields (aka fake data) in national variety trial - need to be aware of data of variety yields generated by a model when they weren’t even grown.
  • Neptune - the name of the first Messina pasture legume released in Australia. It can grow in salt water!
  • Butisan (metazachlor) - an old herbicide, but is now registered in Australia. How and where to use it, and is it worth it?
  • Lemat (omethoate) - banned in Australia now from being sprayed onto crops. Is dimethoate next?
  • Flumioxazin and Sledge (pyraflufen) as knockdown spikes.
  • Turning the phosphate fertiliser off at sowing - discussion on why it is the best way to know your crops phosphate requirements, and what the next nutrient deficiency is (if there is one).
  • Boxer Gold or Arcade? - Both have 800g/L prosulfocarb. Boxer Gold also has metolachlor. Is there a role for Boxer Gold?
  • Talinor - a new broadleaf herbicide for cereals from Syngenta containing bicyclopyrone and bromoxynil.
  • Herbicide brews part 1 - pages of suggested herbicide brews before sowing in cereals, and pre and post-emergent options in canola, faba beans, lupins, lentils, chickpeas and vetch.
  • Herbicide brews part 2 - two more pages of post-emergent weed control options in cereals.

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