Today we’re talking EPR’s or End Point Royalties, what they are and why they need to paid. As growers we benefit a lot from new varieties and plant breeding and that’s what EPRs fund so it’s important that they’re paid. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts
Trofim Lysenko was a soviet scientist who mixed politics with his pseudo-scientific ideas leading to deaths to the deaths of 10’s of millions through starvation from famine. He also managed to single handily set back the soviet scientific community in the field of biology by over half a centaury through the suppression of people andContinue reading “Trofim Lysenko, The Worlds Worst Agro – A Cocky’s History Lesson”
Life is full of compromises and farming is no different, if anything there’s probably more compromises in farming. So when you’re making a compromise are you making the least bad decision or are you just looking for a easy way out? https://anchor.fm/martin-murray6/episodes/Wednesday-Tec-Talk-Compromise-in-Farming-e1hnrel
On todays podcast we talk to John Fargher, the co-founder & Chief revenue officer of Agriwebb about the role that Agtech can play in farming businesses to enhance production and profitability along with sustainability. We discuss the current state of livestock production in Australia, how we compare to other major players in the global beefContinue reading “Boosting Production and Sustainability Through Agtech with John Fargher – Agriwebb”
Today we speak to Jon Wright from the Blue-E cattle stud in Woodstock NSW, the stud breeds Angus-Shorthorn Crosses with a strong focus on increasing livestock feed efficiency. We talk about why increasing feed efficiency is important and the benefits that it can provide producers with at a farm level along with the benefits itContinue reading “Jon Wright: Blue-E Cattle Stud”
Today we talk to Meg Kummerow from Fly The Farm about the role of drones in agriculture, we discuss who’s using this technology and why. Drones are playing a larger role in farming across both the cropping and livestock industries filling various rolls including crop scouting, mustering, NDVI, spraying and more. We also touch theContinue reading “Drones in Ag with Meg Kummerow”
Today’s Wednesday Tec Talk comes as a listener suggestion and we talk IPM or Integrated Pest Management and beneficial insects. We talk about the types of insects in farming, what a beneficial insect is and why farmers should be trying to promote beneficials in their farming and agricultural systems. We also briefly touch on GMContinue reading “Wednesday Tec Talk: Beneficial Insects”
In last weeks Tec Talk I briefly mentioned that our seed was treated, so this week I thought I’d go over what seed treatments are and why we use them. Basically seed treatments can be broken down to three different types of treatments including insecticides, fungicides and biological treatments. All of these treatments serve aContinue reading “Wednesday Tec Talk: Seed Treatments”
A breakout is the starting point for a weed, disease or pest infestation and can occur in crops in a range of ways. The most common is an infestation of weeds but it can also be where disease or pests enter the field. The most common breakout you’ll see in a crop in the headlandContinue reading “Wednesday Tec Talk: Breakouts”
Robert Mackenzie in the owner and operator of Macka’s Beef. Established in 1884, Macka’s has been proudly family owned and operated by four generations. Operating from a number a property’s between Williamtown and Gloucester Macka’s use only the world’s best genetics to breed quality, grass-fed Australian Black Angus Beef cattle and export their beef allContinue reading “Robert Mackenzie: Macka’s Beef”
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