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The Agronomy SpecialistTM

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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Latest Newsletter Topics - September 2016

  • Pod abortion in lupins - why does it happen in good years?  Anything we can do to prevent it?
  • Avoiding low protein wheat - a high yielding crop in wet conditions is likely to be low in protein.  Comments on how to correct this.
  • Low wheat and barley prices - there are other options other than delivering it.
  • South American study tour - an article on some interesting sites seen on the recent study tour to South America.
  • Caterpillar onslaught - crops are at a high risk of being infested soon with various caterpillar species.  Comments on how to control them.
  • Frost damage and wet soils - cutting a frosted crop for hay is not always the right thing to do when the soil profile is wet.
  • Cereal varieties for 2017 - recommendations on the current best varieties to sow in 2017.
  • Croptopping barley update - there is an elephant in the room that needs to be discussed regarding using glyphosate to croptop barley.
  • Ergot risk is very high this year - comments on how to reduce the risk.
  • Russian Wheat Aphid update - severe damage is starting to happen on Australian wheat and barley varieties.  Comments on how to control them.

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