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 - June 2017

  • 2017 season - Do you make decisions before the season starts based on what weather forecasters predict? I do. I use a forecaster who has only been wrong once in 17 years. He is accurate this year so far as well. Comments on what I advised clients to do before the season began. What would you have changed if you knew what was coming?
  • Variable canola stages - How and when to control weeds when the canola ranges from germinating to flowering stages.
  • Nutrient applications when it is dry and stressed - which nutrients are still worth applying, if any?
  • Sulphur deficiency - there are four stages of deficiency in cereal plants with different symptoms. Notes on what each stage looks like and how to fix the deficiency.
  • Veritas fungicide - A significant price decrease and addition of pulse crops to the label make this fungicide a more attractive option on pulse and cereal crops. It contains azoxystrobin and tebuconazole.
  • Weed control - do we aim for economic control, or eradication?
  • Nitrogen onto dry crops - is it effective if you spray UAN or dissolved urea?
  • Prosulfocarb onto dry soils - do you wait until rain comes, or spray anyway?
  • Learning Plant Language workshops - these are currently happening across southern Australia. See for the updated list of when and where workshops are being held.

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