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 - March 2018

  • Controlling loose smut in barley. Which fungicides are best? There is also a non-fungicide tool that helps.
  • Options for controlling weevils, including Khapra beetles, in silos and machinery that handles grain.
  • BANKS - a new barley variety that has been released.
  • SE14 - a wetting and water holding product with very strange, but wonderful effects, like improving weed control, fungicide and insecticide uptake. Discussion and trial data shown.
  • Uniform fungicide - a product with highly variable results, but we now have an answer as to how to make it reliable every time.
  • New herbicides update.
  • Comments on suggested uses of some recent herbicides.
  • Dry sowing - discussion on why and how to make this a very successful technique.
  • Why you should, and how you can achieve 100% weed control.
  • Herbicide brews - pages of suggested pre-sowing and post-emergent herbicide brews in all our winter broadacre crops. Some may not be registered where you live.
  • Learning Plant Language workshops are being organised across southern Australia this year. Please contact our office if interested in having one near you or for your group.
  • Caluka Farms venture begins.

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