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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 - October 2016

  • Recommendations in this newsletter may not currently be registered where you are. It is up to each reader to determine if what is recommended is allowed in your situation and location.
  • Lodged crops - heavy rains, sodden ground, heavy crops and strong winds has caused some problems.
  • Status quo - comments on something I see as one of the hardest things I come across in my consulting career.
  • Messina - a fantastic new pasture legume for waterlogged and slightly saline soils.
  • Melanism - also called false black chaff. Comments on what causes it.
  • Season rainfall forecasts - Dr David Stephens is starting a subscription service to his forecasts. His forecasts are the only ones I can make a decision on for the coming season. www.agromet.com.au
  • 2017 Kenyan study tour update
  • AGT Yellows - also called Wheat Yellows. Some latest research gives a few more answers to what causes this.
  • Eight-wide - every wheat spikelet can fill up to 8-grains wide. It normally never does, but has this year. Comments on why.
  • Transform (sulfoxaflor) insecticide - some people think using it on one aphid will cause resistance in another species. ☹ Comments on why this is not true for Green Peach Aphids and Russian Wheat Aphids.
  • Will growing RR crops cause more glyphosate resistant weeds? - Comments on why this is not true.





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