Who: Drew, Janelle & Jock Vidler
What: Canola (cropping)
Where: Corobimilla, near Narrandera NSW.
Drew, together with his wife Janelle and son Jock have a mixed farming operation at Corobimilla, south of Narrandera.
They first used BioAg programs on their cropping paddocks over 15 seasons ago, since beginning with a canola crop in 2000.
That first crop with BioAg, in 2000, yielded 2.5 t/ha with good oil.
This got Drew interested and excited about BioAg. The following year, Drew’s neighbour Andrew Forest joined the ranks of happy BioAg customers.
In 2014, in early July Drew had a canola crop growing on a pasture ley that was a little behind his other canola paddocks.
The crop was just starting to flower and a foliar fertiliser mix of 1.6 l/ha of BioAg Balance & Grow combined with 14 l/ha of UAN was prescribed. This was applied in mid-July and Drew noted that the crop responded really well.
In 2015, due to the success Drew has experienced, he was one of BioAg’s customers to be featured on the ABC’s Landline program
“There is a lot of land out there that currently has a very good moisture profile.”
With irrigation or sufficient rainfall, Fruit & Balance, potentially along with some foliar N can be an excellent investment when it comes to maximising the yield and quality potential of these crops.
This fruiting foliar can be applied from 2nd node to head emergence and can be tank mixed with rust fungicides where they are required, and moisture permitting.
Quality spreads will be large this year, especially for wheat, so it will pay to deliver a higher protein yield.