Slow return for infamous Eyre oyster

Image supplied by South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC). THE pristine coastline of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula lays claim to producing some of the world’s finest seafood. Spanning more than 2000km, harvesting under strict conditions has resulted in high quality yields of Southern Bluefin Tuna, rock lobster, awarding winning abalone and the infamous Eyre Peninsula ‘Pacific Oysters’. In recent years, the oyster industry in particular has been leading an uphill battle against the devastating pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS) with an outbreak of the virus discovered in Tasmania in February 2016. The discovery led to a ban on spat imports from the state into South Australia with

Eyre set for bumper season

A COOL breeze catches a handful of loose soil, dragging it across the field as a wall of clouds roll in toward Yeelanna, bringing much needed rain. Local crop farmer Chad Glover is in the middle of sowing 800 hectares of what, he hopes, will be another successful wheat crop. He’s already planted 380h of canola and another 320h of lentils after receiving 40mm of much-needed rain a couple of weeks ago. “I’m flat out sowing at the moment, it’s been a busy couple of weeks,” he says from his seat of the tractor. The family has been farming the region for the past 112 years with Chad taking over operations on the property 25 years ago. He knows this land like the back of his hand and doesn’t rely

Advantage in precision farming

MODERN advances in technology continue to give businesses and customers an advantage in industry marketplaces, none more so than the agricultural sector. John Deere’s precision farming technology has allowed Australian farmers the opportunity to undertake innovative farm management practices in order to expand and sustain their operation for generations to come. Broadacre grain and legume farmer Scott Clark, from Jamestown in the mid north of South Australia, has been implementing a range of precision farming mechanisms since he first encountered the technology in 2006. Running a traditional family farm in partnership with his brother Luke, with the support of their respective partners and c

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