Two key messages from Dale in this month’s seasonal climate update; Lots of bogged tractors and outlooks show reduced rainfall and warmer than average temperatures over the coming months. I never thought we’d be happy with less than average rainfall, but after the mild summer and early autumn break we’d love a few more sunny days! Watch it here
We hadn’t heard from Dale via a video since Christmas and were worried we wouldn’t be graced with his weather outlook again but thankfully he’s back with the autumn outlook where he also reviews the rainfall from the last 3 months. Watch it here. Since that video was released we’ve had massive rain events across the state that have made … Read More
This is Dale Grey’s newsletter The Fast Break from Agriculture Victoria. If you enjoy the (very) fast break video that we usually send out this is the more detailed version. This issue he finds weather models are split between drier and average rainfall for autumn but are still suggesting warmer temperatures. Read the whole newsletter here.
Pharma to Farmer: Chris Balazs, SageChoice 14 years ago Chris Balazs bought a farm just outside Geelong because he liked the idea of looking after a few cows and providing some meat for friends and family. The hobby provided some much needed relief from the stresses of working in corporate pharmaceuticals. Little did he know that getting to know his … Read More
We had a great day in Geelong for the Soil Action Seminar. The presentations were so informative and it was great to be able to answer people’s questions and get to know some of you better! Here are a couple of pictures from the day. If you missed out and would be interested in us holding another session please let … Read More
Grower profile: John Olliff, Freshwater Creek Garlic John Olliff got his start by planting a small batch of Garlic on his Fresh Water Creek property. He didn’t have commercial growing experience but he was enthusiastic and persistent. 6 years later he’s growing in commercial quantities and has developed a process that yields the most sensational organic garlic in the region, … Read More
Geelong’s first truly tailored soil solutions business, Geelong Compost, is set to launch on April 15, helping the region’s farmers improve soil health, address critical soil issues and boost productivity on farms around the Greater Geelong region. Geelong Compost is a part of The Camperdown Compost Company, which has been assisting South West regional farmers with on-farm composting solutions for … Read More