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 - December 2017

  • RGT Planet barley - The harvest results so far are again showing this is a remarkable variety, but it does have a few weaknesses. These are discussed.
  • Stopping snails - there is a product we can spray to repel snails and keep them out of the header at harvest. Discussion on this product and other options.
  • A new type of wheat has been released - A winter wheat with the grain filling habit of a spring wheat has been released. Longsword is the variety. Comments are made on where it should be grown.
  • Canola harvest when it matures unevenly - Discussion on how to manage canola that matures at different stages and the podguard non-shattering trait.
  • Gaucho (imidacloprid) or Cruiser (thiamethoxam) - both are now cheap. Comments on which is the better one and what rates to use on the seed or in-furrow.
  • Dr David Stephens rain forecasts - comments and analysis of his predictions for 2017 and how accurate he was. He has a very impressive record in getting it right 12 months ahead.
  • Bill & Monique Crabtree are organising an agricultural study tour to the USA in August 2018 - See for details.

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