Cudgegong Rural Supplies prides itself on being able to provide Mudgee and surrounding areas with the best in agronomy advice for all of your pasture, cropping, viticulture and horticultural needs.
CRS employs an expert team of agronomists who are dedicated to bringing you the latest in agronomic knowledge as well as technology for improving the efficiency of your farming enterprise.
Call in today or give us a call to arrange an appointment with one of our highly qualified expert agronomists.
Ed completed a bachelor of rural science at the University of New England at Armidale. Upon graduating he gained extensive experience in the pasture and broadacre cropping industries during his time consulting in the Coolah district. Ed hails from a broadacre cropping and cattle farm owned by his family at Mendooran giving him an invaluable practical view on agronomy and farming practices also.
Ed is also a level 3 accredited Nutrient Advantage Advisor.
Des graduated from UNE with Honours in Rural Science.
Since that time he has gained much experience in the viticulture industry by managing vineyards, consulting to and advising other wine makers as well as producing his own wine label, Quilty Wines.
His product and technical knowledge is also second to none having spent many years managing rural merchandise stores.
As we officially move into to spring, with soil temperatures rising and rain on the horizon now is the perfect time to start sowing seed for high quality summer feed.
Here are our top 5 spring sown summer feed options that can be sown now.
Available in dormancy 5, 7 and 9, the Titan range of lucernes are suitable for growers looking for both high yield and quality for grazing and silage or hay production. Bred for Australian conditions, Titan lucerne varieties have proven yield and persistence across a wide range of environments.
Selecting the correct lucerne variety depends on your on-farm priorities. Some questions to consider when picking a dormancy level are:
Maturing in 10-12 weeks, Winfred forage brassica is a flexible variety with excellent regrowth potential. It has low-medium soil fertility requirements and delivers both quality forage and high yields.
Forage brassicas are increasing in popularity as they offer advantages over a rape or turnip, including better flexibility in sowing and grazing times.
Winfred is suitable for all classes of livestock, sheep, beef and dairy.
Choice has been proven on farm and in trials to improve production both per animal and per hectare in sheep, beef and dairy systems.
Choice can be ready to graze in 6 - 10 weeks.
Tonic plantain is a mineral rich perennial grazing herb. Versatile in nature, Tonic can handle most conditions and farming systems.
Tonic pastures offer some great animal performance potential, particularly in spring, as well as supporting a high level of animal health, reduced incidence of dags and good micronutrient supply.
It can be sown as a pure stand or as part of a pasture mix.
Click here to find out more about Tonic plantain.
BMR Fuel® is the latest sorghum to be added to our forage range. With the advantage of possessing the Brown Mid Rib (BMR) gene, BMR Fuel® has the potential to have lower lignin levels (indigestible fibre) therefore improving the overall quality of the crop.
BMR Fuel® is a better option to millet, where rotational grazing is an option due to its higher water-use-efficiency, making it more profitable per kilogram of dry matter produced.
BMR Fuel® is a best suited to intensive grazing systems and silage production.
Use this handy seed selector to determine what might suit your farm and situation!