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Lady Beetles fly in to save the day

Yesterday we had Bugs for Bugs visit to help implement biological control program into Organic Cereals. David Loxley from Bugs for Bugs will be working alongside our allAG girls over the winter cropping season on a pilot program with lady beetles and lace wing insects to aid in control of aphids in organic cereal crops. 

This pilot program will focus on the role of insects as a biological control option in organic crops.  The pilot program will consist of a trial on organic wheat and barley crops. Initially there will be trial sites where a specific number of insects are released. The insects will be monitored and results collected to aid Bugs for Bugs ready for a commercial release of insects later in the season. 

 Lacewings - Mallada Signata 

Larvae of the green lacewing are wide-ranging predators that will attack and eat almost any small insect or eggs. Lace wing larvae are particularly effective at controlling aphids, attack mealybigs, greenhouse whitefly, thrip, two spotted mite, small caterpillars and moth eggs.  

Ladybird beetles - Harmonia conformis

These native ladybird beetles are a new biocontrol product. The adult and larvae feed on aphids and whitefly.  

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all-AG Consulting

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all-AG Consulting & Technical Services is an independent consulting business that operates alongside Swan Hill Chemicals. We specialise in an array of summer and winter cropping both dry land and irrigated. We work with our clients to build a unique consulting experience that’s tailored to their specific enterprise. 

We provide our clients with whole farm plans detailing individual crop templates and recommendations based on in field monitoring. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of technology use in agriculture. We utilise NDVI  / intra-red satellite imagery, on farm pest surveillance monitoring and application tools that collaborate data which is accessible in field.

Our team of agronomists come with a wealth of knowledge and eagerness to learn. We incorporate on the job training for all our staff and encourage them to think outside the square and grow with their clients. 

 For all your winter cropping needs check out our seasonal consulting packages, these can be accessed by e-mailing one of our advisors.  Programs can be tailor made to suit your business. Our programs include up to date information about new and emerging chemicals, technology updates and industry field days.

If you’d like to discuss what options we can provide your business or receive a quote please contact us via e-mail.  

Our services 

  • Farm planning
  • Agronomy services
  • In crop monitoring
  • Satellite imagery 
  • UAV technology
  • Soil and leaf analysis
  • Pest management
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Our Team

Natalie Ercket, Johanna Morgan, Charleton Glenn

Chislett Farm field day

Friday 5th May 2017

Every year Chislett Farms open their doors and invited the public in. They showcase and share their love of citrus farming and success with variety M7. Friday 5th May farm gates at Kenley were opened up to 30+ citrus growers and professionals from across Sunraysia and Murray valley growing regions.

Our horticulture team were fortunate to attend the day. Greg Chislet covered a range of topics including the planting process, rootstock compatibility, crop manipulation, and 2017 market potential & crop forecast. Growers were offered a taste test of two variety M7 and Navalina to showcase differences.

After the presentation orchard manager, took the group on a tour around the orchard, stopping off at multiple blocks including oranges, mandarins and lemons. After the orchard tour the SHC boys fired up BBQ and cooked lunch. The day concluded with an incite into breeding program and tour of nursery showcasing genetics that chislets have been so successful in producing.

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