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 - May 2018

  • Rhizobium life expectancy - there is a reason live rhizobium need to be kept refrigerated. Discussion and data on how quickly their numbers can drop.
  • Feed the pasture before June - with nitrogen. It is cheaper to produce pasture than feed hay.
  • Snails in pasture - discussion on the best way to control snails in pastures.
  • Carbendazim for snail and slug repellency - discussion on the best way to use this product.
  • Using pencil nozzles with autosteer to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
  • Versys (100g/L afidopyropen)- a new IPM friendly insecticide with a new mode of action.
  • Sandy soil amelioration - a lengthy article by Bill Crabtree on the pro’s and con’s of the options to reduce non-wetting in sandy soils.

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