Serious grain losses at harvest reduce the profitability of crops. Grain can be lost at a number of places during harvest. The loss should be assessed at each place so that the corrective action can be taken.
There are a number of things to consider when deciding whether a crop is good enough to carry through to harvest.
As a result of wide-spread recent rains (August 2017), weeds are now emerging and becoming a challenge for growers to manage in paddocks with patchy crops, staggered emergence or no crop emergence.
Managing sheep in the dry spring: for agribusiness professionals was an event held in Kojonup, Geraldton and Perth. The presentations and videos of the Perth event can be accessed below where they have been supplied.
In July 2017, information days were held to advise agribusiness on supporting sheep farmers through the dry season.
Dry season 2017
Sowing low-input cover crops late in the season (late July to early August) will produce enough soil cover in most areas to protect against wind erosion. This is possible even with the forecast low to average rainfall finish to the season.
The demand for high value agricultural produce continues to increase and provides great opportunity to Australian agriculture. However, farming is becoming more challenging in an increasingly competitive and volatile environment.