Amid improved agri conditions, a complicated global market and a pandemic, and in the face of a changing climate, there has never been a more important time to promote leadership in agriculture, says Syngenta managing director Paul Luxton.
Some say it's market forces that drive agriculture forward. Some say it's science. Others still think it's climate, or land prices or technology. But what really drives agriculture forward is people.
Sustainable practice requires an exceptional understanding of regional conditions, the crop and the soil, to build the best approach to planting, protecting, growing and harvesting.
Productivity always has and always will be a key driver of profitability in agriculture, and nowhere more than in Australia and New Zealand, where labour costs are high and market access is competitive.
Innovation is about more than big ideas. Innovation is about transformation. The Innovator category of the Growth Awards is new in 2020, and it couldn't have come at a more appropriate time.
A global survey of large scale farmers in the USA, France, China, Brazil, India and across Africa for Syngenta Group found 72 per cent are worried about the impact climate change will have on crop yields, animal health and their ability to do business over the next five years.
The multi-year run of federal government equipment depreciation write-off offers to farmers continues to grow more generous.
Royal Far West and telco Pennytel have teamed-up this Spring to help raise awareness for country kids in need.
Hazeldean Merinos will hold its stud ram sales at the Riverina on Oct 15, Monaro on Oct 29 and the Best of the Best Rams sale on Jan 17 with hundreds of top performing sires available.