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 2016

  • New snail repellent option - a possible new option is being trialled to repel snails before harvest. An excellent article by Michael Richards on this and the latest control options.
  • Frost tolerance rankings - comments on the latest results of frost tolerance differences in wheat and barley varieties.
  • Net blotch resistance to fungicides in barley is here - comments on what to do.
  • Sulphur in 2017 - a wet 2016 and high yields has increased the chances of sulphur deficiencies in 2017. Comments on elemental sulphur and other options.
  • Russian Wheat Aphid prevention strategies in 2017. They can be very easy to prevent being a problem.
  • Product availability problems - it is very costly to not have products on hand at the time you need to have them. This was a very common problem in 2016.
  • 2017 variety suggestions - a comprehensive list of all crop types and what varieties should be the best ones for you.

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