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Rural Business magazine cover

October 2020

Released Oct. 12, 2020

Inside this Issue:


  • Strong start for Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Nufarm posts 25% growth in Aust market
  • Aussie heads International Seed Federation
  • Nutrifert now "Advantage Agriculture"


Rural Business

  • S&W Seed Company marks 40 years
  • Retailers go online in wake of COVID-19
  • Virtual tour brings the farm to customers
  • Mystery oat disease solved after 70 years
  • Natural productivity and sustainability



  • Rhodes grass drought-proof plan success
  • Corteva’s new organic insecticide
  • AVENGE + FLY “Treat Now, Protect Until” campaign
  • Mateno Complete offers new mode of action
  • Hardy new LongReach Stealth wheat
  • Smartrace boosts cattle growth rates
  • New Beast barley for dry climates
  • Buffalo flies now active in the north

Commentary - The importance of planning

INSIGHTS: Grain Protection

  • Protecting the valuable 2020 winter cereal harvest
  • New 1L pack and K-Obiol stewardship changes
  • Watch out for surprises when opening grain silos

INSIGHTS: Speciality fertilisers & nutrition

  • Koch Fertiliser marks 10 years of growth
  • Sonic Essentials gives resellers bang for buck
  • Removing plant stress increases crop returns

INSIGHTS: Resistance management

  • Herbicide resistance in summer weeds
  • Roundup Ready Flex combats weed resistance
  • Up-front HPPD use ‘key’ to managing resistance
  • Mix and rotate’ options for in-crop herbicides
  • Getting the most out of crop protection products