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AGRONOMY

& CONSULTANCY

At the cornerstone of our business lies the comprehensive agronomy service we provide through the Delta Ag group and AGRIvision. With a team of 70 full-time agronomists, each possessing exceptional expertise in their respective fields, we proudly stand as one of the strongest agronomy teams in New South Wales and Victoria, capable of offering specialized guidance across the farming landscape.

Our primary focus revolves around providing comprehensive advice encompassing all aspects of crop and pasture production. With a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in agricultural practices, we are dedicated to equipping our clients with the knowledge and resources necessary to make informed decisions that yield optimal results, both economically and agronomically.

At our core, we believe in the power of collaboration and expertise. Our dedicated Precision Ag team works closely alongside farmers, in-house consultants, and agronomists to gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving farming practises. By leveraging the latest advancements in technology and harnessing the potential of data-driven decision-making, we empower our clients to navigate the complexities of modern agriculture effectively.

We firmly believe that successful agricultural endeavours stem from strong partnerships and mutual trust. By actively collaborating with farmers, we ensure that their unique needs and objectives are considered at every step. Our comprehensive approach combines scientific knowledge, practical insights, and tailored solutions to guide farmers in making the right decisions for their specific circumstances.

In essence, our mission is to be a reliable and trusted partner to farmers, offering not only agronomic expertise but also a genuine commitment to their success. Together, we strive to unlock the full potential of their farming operations, achieving sustainable growth and prosperity in the ever-changing agricultural landscape.

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FARM TRIALS

Another key focus for our advisory services is to conduct regular trials and provide clients with specialty information. These trials are initiated by the agronomy team at the start of each season to ensure we can advise our clients on topical issues and developments affecting the industry. Some examples of the trial program that has been run over the last few seasons are listed below:

 

Variety trials of both canola and cereals to evaluate first hand the performance of newly released material. Some of these trials are located at Lockhart, Coolamon, Temora, Young and Grenfell.

 

To ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of the current pre emergent options for annual ryegrass control in wheat, trials were laid down in 2008, 2009 and 2010. These trials included the new label claims and mixtures of traditional products as well as the newer products such as Boxer Gold® and Sakura®.

 

Large scale permanent pasture variety demonstrations have been established at Lockhart, Temora, Quandialla, Young and Harden. These sites are used to demonstrate the persistence and productivity of currently available varieties that can be used in our custom blends to suit the needs of each and every client.

 

Over the last three seasons one of our flagship projects has been the evaluation of a range of alternative nutrition and fertiliser options for wheat and canola. This project is looking at 42 treatments from a large range of companies and is following a wheat, canola wheat crop sequence on the same plots with each companies respective treatment each year. This project has another year to run, with wheat being established on the site this season.

 

Last summer a trial was run to investigate the efficacy of a large range of herbicides that are available to manage fleabane. This trail is nearing completion and some clear messages are emerging from the results so far.

 

All trials are replicated and are sown, harvested and managed by Kaylx an independent agricultural research firm. Whilst the results from these trials are primarily used to guide the advice provided by out agronomy team and demonstrate new varieties and products, the results are also included in the variety and management notes which are distributed to consulting and agronomy clients at the start of each season.

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