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 2017

  • How low can we go with Roundup? - Roundup works better at lower volumes than high volumes, but how low can we go out of a plane?
  • Seed dressings, foliar or in-furrow fungicides? - Discussion on the best options with fungicides.
  • New red-eyed pest - Australia has a new aphid pest, the Vicia aphid (Megoura crassicauda) that attacks beans and vetch crops, and are toxic to ladybirds.
  • Variety update for 2018 - Comments on the best new varieties for 2018.
  • Mice problems - Equipment like the Seed Terminator ( pulverises all grain coming out the back of the headers and reduces the available food for mice.
  • Crop desiccants - Discussion on the all the options (some may not be registered where you live).
  • Herbicide resistant ryegrass wanted - Why not grow, harvest and sell your FOP, DIM, SU or Roundup resistant ryegrass? Many farmers want it to help control other weeds in their pastures.
  • Bill & Monique Crabtree are running a study tour to the USA in August 2018 -

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