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Halfway across Australia on the Eyre Highway is the town of Kimba, an indigenous word for bushfire. With just 345mm of rain annually, its farmers are some of the most water-efficient in the world. Here, healthy cereal, pulse & oilseed crops hinge on proven agronomy; crop rotation, varietal selection, timely sowing, ample nutrition & prompt weed & pest control.
Since 2015, EP AGnFERT has worked alongside Kimba growers, supplying the best crop protection, nutrition & seed from around the globe, backed with agronomic advice & technical services from experienced people with deep local knowledge. It's a true partnership, with EP AGnFERT & its clients sharing the risks & rewards of farming through good times & bad.
The EP AGnFERT team (from left): owner, Troy Maitland; admin manager, Kim Redden; warehouse manager, Bob Rodda & sales agronomist, Kevin Dart. read more
2022 Season provided many challenges
What a season of contrasts its been, floods in January with a dry spell through June/July and to top it off a magnificent spring to bring home a bumper Harvest.
The Kimba district hasn’t been with out its challenges throughout the year with major flood damage to roads and many properties that have taken many months to repair in time for seeding 2022.
Road infrastructure will take many years to get back to normal and there are paddocks that are irreparable for future cropping as they are scared for life.
The positives out of all this is the Kimba District and surrounds are well into harvest and are having a “once in a life time harvest” with yields @ 20-30 % up on our best season back in 2016. It is Estimated across the Eyre Peninsula the grain receivables will exceed the 3.3 million tonnes set in 2016 and is now estimated to be @ 4.2-4.5 million tonnes for the 2022-23 harvest.
2022 Agronomy Research Trial Site harvest is complete
On the 16th November the team from Agxtra harvested 460 plots at our Kimba trial site.
The site has been a major success this season with some very impressive yields and valuable information involving varieties, fungicide management and pre and post emergent herbicides. Keep an eye out on our blog for more updates