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 - November 2017

  • Dicamba volatility - Why are the USA farmers having trouble with dicamba volatilisation and Australia isn’t?
  • New lupin varieties - a new narrow leaf variety called Bateman, and a new albus lupin variety called Murringo have been released. Comments on where they are worth growing.
  • Samira and Zahra faba beans - these large seeded faba beans have a very high yield potential in high rainfall areas. Comments on the yields that have been seen by some farmers.
  • PBA Butler - a new bacterial blight resistant pea variety has been released. This is a Kaspa type variety.
  • The future of malting barley - restrictions on croptopping barley is encouraging more growers to only deliver barley as “feed”. Comments on this with the pros and cons.
  • Deep water - comments on how to get your wheat crop to produce 60kg/ha of grain per mm. This is three times higher than calculated as possible by French & Schultz.
  • No one goes broke adding phosphate - or do they? Can you add too much? What happens if you don’t add enough? Comments too on the role of phosphate in all living cells.
  • When to croptop or swath faba beans? - Comments and photo on how to know when the beans are ready to croptop or swath prior to harvest.

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