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 2021

  • APVMA and chemical companies are causing a problem the way they limit the testing of new herbicides. Suggestions on how to improve this situation. Overwatch herbicide is the most recent example of what problems occur from their decisions.
  • Glyphosates that are good, and not so good.
  • UAN or dissolved urea on waterlogged crops.
  • Modes of action changes - Australia’s method of classifying herbicides by modes of action in letter groups is changing to match the rest of the world who use letters.
  • Fenceline brews - a few suggestions.
  • $700-900/t canola - Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
  • Early aphids are not OK - explanation of why I have no faith in thresholds for aphids in crops.
  • Augmenta - a leap forward in efficiency for variable rate applications of nitrogen, other fertilisers, and spraying green weeds on brown.
  • Homework from last month - brief discussion on the three questions I asked you to ponder.

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