Rural Commodities Wrap June 17

Phin Ziebell, NAB Agribusiness Economist provides the June 2017 Rural Commodities wrap 

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Are you spreading snail and/or mouse bait?

Do you know the licensing requirements when spreading mouse and snail bait and fungicide on fertilizers as a contractor (or for reward) compared to when a farmer applies this on their own property? 

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Farm Nutrients: are you getting quality advice?

Encourage farmers to ask "Is your agronomist a Fertcare Accredited Advisor?

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Registrations open for Fertiliser 2017

Victoria’s spectacular Surf Coast will play host to the Fertiliser 2017 conference on September 13-15 and registrations are now open for the three-day event coordinated by Fertilizer Australia and AFSA Victoria. 

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Organic Soil Amendments

Poultry litter, pig manure and compost containing these manures are regarded as Restricted Animal Materials (RAM) and therefore have particular requirements when used as organic soil amendments on pastures grazed by ruminant animals

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Promoting Fertcare to Farmers

How can you promote the benefits Fertcare & Accu-spread to your customers?
Fertcare plays a major role in safeguarding our environment and our food by helping to ensure farmers receive consistent good quality advice on fertiliser use. 
 

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Fungicide Treated Fertilisers

Cross contamination is a major risk to market access for grain growers if unacceptable residues are detected

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Facts and local knowledge must steer fertiliser use

Recently prominent fertiliser researcher Prof. Mike McLaughlin who heads the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre at the University of Adelaide had a clear message about the efficiency of following facts when addressing members of the AFSA in Adelaide

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Incitec Pivot presents at SA Conference

Paul Hampel provided background on IPLs new production facilities at Port Adelaide and new product - Granulock SS

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Executive Officer Update Feb17

By highlighting AFSA’s willingness to communicate, co-operate and collaborate as an Association we will also reap the benefits of being seen as a professional association whilst maintaining our “family culture

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SWCC Farmer Spreading Information

What is the cost of poor spreading?

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Fertcare Wins Education Award

Fertcare has been recognised for outstanding cooperation in vocational education and training.

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Accu-Spread and Product Quality

The Accu-Spread program has confirmed the importance of the physical quality of products in achieving uniform application.

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Standard Contract

National President of the Australian Fertiliser Services Association (AFSA) Wes Wheelhouse announced that a new Standard Contract for the fertiliser industry has now been made available.

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Parasites linked to sewage fertiliser

HUMAN faeces used as fertiliser on farms is being blamed for a breakout of Third World parasites causing a serious stomach illness across Sydney.
 

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