Cropping

Probe site selection is critical

A soil moisture probe is critical ahead of winter planting and irrigation planning.. Growers and agronomists are generally becoming more adept at using soil capacitance probes and interpretive software to assess paddock moisture levels.. Yet site

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Dairy

The girls are clever and kind

Where did you get Peanut?. One of our friends had a litter and asked if we wanted another pup. A friend called her a peanut and the name stuck.. What’s she like?. Doesn’t have a bad streak in her at all. She’s about as friendly as you can get

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Cropping

Growers urged to watch for rot

Stay vigilant is the message being offered to wheat growers across NSW and Queensland looking to minimise the threat of crown rot infection this season.. It’s no casual reminder — crown rot is one of the most serious disease threats to winter

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
News

Decentralisation push

Federal Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash has laid down the law to federal departments, telling them to pack up for the country or provide a reasonable reason why they should stay in a capital city.. Speaking at the National Press Club last

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Alana Christe...
Apr 26 2017
News

Creative ideas in...

The final ‘Exploring the Campaspe Workshop: Object Narratives’ with Robyn Ballinger will be held next month in Elmore.. Dr Ballinger believes people don’t often look in their own backyard for inspiration, but when they do, they turn up myriad

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
News

Undera remembers...

The farming community of Undera remembered the fallen at a memorial created at Undera Primary School two years ago. . About 120 people turned out for the short service. The memorial wall records the stories of 10 Undera men who have returned as well

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Cropping

Earth mite warning

Scientists have for the first time discovered insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites in the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s southern cropping region.. Recent laboratory studies on several earth mite populations in South

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Water

Weir level falls

Water levels in the Torrumbarry weir pool are expected to vary between May and August in an effort to help the health of river banks.. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is advising landholders, river users and boat owners to adjust their pumps

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Livestock

Strong sale results

Reiland Angus achieved 100 per cent clearance at its autumn bull sale last week in Tumut, seeing 65 bulls sold, with two bulls selling for a top price of $18000 each.. The sale drew more than 45 buyers from across the Riverina, NSW southern slopes

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Shepparton News
Apr 25 2017
Livestock

Wool fair returns

The annual Strong Wool Sheep and Wool Fair will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Benalla Showgrounds on May 7.. Started in 1988 by the late Rob Hull, a prominent Romney sheep breeder, the show is run by the Strong Wool Breeders Association and

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Shepparton News
Apr 25 2017
Dairy

Gold for Cobram

Victorian milk factories have been rewarded with gold and silver medals at the recent Sydney Royal Dairy and Produce Show.. One of the products made at Murray Goulburn Co-operative’s Cobram factory has been awarded a gold medal.. Marketed by Coles

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Shepparton News
Apr 25 2017
Cropping

Race against the clock...

Less than a year after Russian wheat aphid was first detected in Australian cereal crops, considerable new knowledge is emerging from research started in the wake of the pest’s discovery.. Now present in parts of South Australia, Victori

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Shepparton News
Apr 25 2017
Dairy

Kyabram calf deaths...

Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious fire and the death of 20 calves that occurred on a Girgarre property earlier this month.. A police statement said the investigation was now being focused on the care and welfare of the calves prior

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Shepparton News
Apr 25 2017
News

APAL wins Pink Lady battle

Pink Lady America has lost its final bid to secure ownership of the Pink Lady trademark in Chile, with Apple and Pear Australia being named as the rightful owner.. Following a comprehensive decision by the High Court of Australia, Pink Lady

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Shepparton News
Apr 25 2017
Dairy

Tallygaroopna breeder pipped at the Sydney post

Tallygaroopna dairy breeders Brad and Jessica Gavenlock have exhibited a Jersey at the Sydney Royal Easter Show that the judges were unable to separate from the supreme champion.. A count-back and special adjudicator were required to reach the final

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Geoff Adams
Apr 25 2017
News

Cobram abattoir forced to sack staff

JBS Australia has sacked its permanent staff at its Cobram abattoir and warned that it could be September or October before it can resume operations.. Last month JBS Australia decided to implement a month-long stand-down of workers due to the lack

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Geoff Adams
Apr 25 2017
Dairy

Strathmerton sisters...

Strathmerton sisters Lauren and Sarah McIlveen have returned from a monster trip to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, each having placed in their class.. Eldest sister Sarah, 18, was among the top three in the paraders’ state competition, a result

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Alana Christe...
Apr 25 2017
News

Report urges caution

A Productivity Commission report has warned the Federal Government to be cautious of planned decentralisation of government departments, stating it may not have as big an impact as expected.. The Transitioning Regional Communities report released by

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Alana Christe...
Apr 25 2017
News

Fish on the move

Native fish have been given a helping hand from environmental flows in three rivers in the southern Murray-Darling Basin.. The flows in the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe rivers will help to encourage fish movement and increase fish populations, with

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Shepparton News
Apr 25 2017
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