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 - October 2018

  • The 2018 season so far.
  • TruFlex XX and Optimum GLY canola - what is coming and why can’t we grow it yet?
  • Aphids and frosted canola - why are aphids worse on frosted canola, and how to control them?
  • Budworms are rife at the moment - there’s a new IPM control option which is discussed and compared to other control options.
  • Two new Scepter wheat competitors have been released - discussion on Vixen and Devil.
  • Selling herbicide resistant ryegrass - why there is a silver lining to having herbicide resistant ryegrass and why do graziers want it?
  • Plant Growth Regulators (PGR’s) - is there a place for these in Australia?
  • Planet barley - it is officially still only classified as a FEED variety in Australia, but discussion on why buyers already will pay a premium for it.
  • What to do if you can’t get seed of hybrid herbicide tolerant canola varieties.

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