Farming

Water torture

When planning began for the management of the Western Mt Lofty Ranges’ water resources a decade ago, the memory of the millennium drought was still…

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Fire season starts

The universities of SA and Adelaide have combined to do a three-year study exploring the balance between conservation values and bushfire risk. Their work will focus on community perceptions about how best to manage vegetation where houses meet rural land and bush.


Feel for farmers

It must be heartbreaking to be an apple or pear grower at the moment to get up every morning and watch a force beyond your control – thousands of hungry birds – descend on your orchards and gobble up whatever slim profits you might have been counting on.


The milky way

The SA Dairyfarmers’ Association has made a decision to do what no other dairy industry group has done before in Australia – launch its own brand and recoup some of the proceeds for an industry fighting fund.


Food for thought

That no season is the same as the last one is one of the few certainties in farming. What Australian growers produce and what it…