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08 August 2022

McIntosh Shady-Brae

McIntosh Shady-Brae UPGRADING to a new seeding rig primarily for improved seed placement also has delivered a host of other welcome benefits for the ‘Shady-Brae’ cropping enterprise in Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee region. Always appreciated by seeding system operators is much less maintenance and easier operation, both big ticks with their latest sowing unit. ‘Shady-Brae’ … [Read More]

08 August 2022

McIntosh Willmott

McIntosh Willmott WHEN deciding to upgrade their decades-old seeding rig, the Willmott family in the Mid North region of South Australia had an eye on the best technologies available – a system with all the bells and whistles that would thrust them into the future and stand the test of time … [Read More]

28 April 2022

Section Control to Help Save on Fertilisers at Gairdner

MEDIA RELEASE Section control to help save on fertilisers at Gairdner Photo caption: Gairdner grower Gary Walter, pictured with Mark Tierney, McIntosh & Son Albany, and the family’s Morris 9555 tow-between air cart with input control technology (ICT). Gary says he is glad to have the section control technology to help limit … [Read More]

28 April 2022

Mcintosh Editorial With Farm Weekly Front Cover

MCINTOSH EDITORIAL WITH FARM WEEKLY FRONT COVER Spike in demand for easy-to-use Miller sprayers USER-FRIENDLY operation of some of the most sophisticated application technologies in the agricultural spraying industry has seen a surge in demand for Miller self-propelled sprayers. Peter Vella, a long-term industry specialist who was recently appointed to the position of … [Read More]

12 January 2022

PARETA Farms in the Lower North has taken a liking to Western Australian inventions

PARETA Farms in the Lower North has taken a liking to Western Australian inventions for harvest weed seed management, with its latest move involving the adoption of a fully harvester-integrated system. It’s not surprising considering the herbicide-resistant weed populations that exist in long-running continuous cropping programs in WA, particularly of annual … [Read More]

12 January 2022

Cotton link to front-mounted spraying move

Photo caption: NSW grower Brett O’Hare (second from left) and his partner, Bonnie, who farm at Mirrool, with some of the team from Temora Truck and Tractor, Branch Manager Tom Harvey, Liam Moody (work experience) and Adam Prentice, during the delivery of the O’Hare’s new Miller Nitro 7380 sprayer this … [Read More]

03 December 2021

Spray system specialist back in the flow with Miller

Photo caption: Peter Vella, newly appointed National Miller Sales Manager with Australian distributor, McIntosh Distribution, is looking forward to reigniting his passion for spraying systems and further growing the Miller brand. LONG-TERM industry specialists are more of a unique breed today and after a brief period away from the spraying equipment … [Read More]

26 November 2021

Miller adds ‘Green-on-Green’ spot spray option

Photo caption: Miller Australia National Sales Manager Peter Vella and Bilberry Australian Sales Manager Josh Johnson are looking forward to the operation of Bilberry’s Green-on-Green spot spray technology on the front-mounted Miller sprayers. THE increased sophistication and customisation of the Miller sprayer range for Australian growers has been further enhanced, with … [Read More]

23 November 2021

Latest Miller move a ‘clear winner’ at Kojonup

The extra crop clearance provided by a new Miller Nitro 7380 sprayer has been welcomed by the Warburton family at Kojonup for clearing canola flowers when targeting sclerotinia disease in crops and pods during desiccation. A NEED for greater crop clearance when spraying flowering canola to control sclerotinia disease saw an … [Read More]

26 October 2021

“Quantum Leap” for Eyre Peninsula growers

THE old adage “bigger is better’’ has certainly rang true for the Michaels family near Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsula this season after they took a “quantum’’ leap with their main seeding rig. Ashley Michaels and his fiancé Rachael, together with parents, John and Heather, crop just under 7000 hectares to … [Read More]

26 October 2021

Crop Dividers essential for spraying contractor

ADDING a set of crop dividers to spray equipment costs to help prevent wheel damage while in-crop spraying can be considered a bridge too far for some, but contractor Trent Ridgway now won’t run a self-propelled sprayer without them and his workload has doubled since making the move. Trent said his … [Read More]

16 September 2021

DIG, RIDE & DRIVE with LiuGong machinery

Here’s your chance to feel the power and find out why LiuGong construction equipment has become so popular in WA! McIntosh & Son will have a extensive range of Liugong machinery available to dig, ride & drive on the day. Get up close to new releases, allow your operators to test drive … [Read More]

18 August 2021

Fight resistance; learn from past mistakes

      LIFE FINDS A WAY: In the case of herbicide-resistant weeds, the noted line of dialogue spoken by mathematician and chaos theorist Ian Malcolm, a character in the movie “Jurassic Park,” holds true: “Life finds a way.” That is, reliance on any single method of control will ultimately lead to resistance. … [Read More]

30 July 2021

Spot spraying a popular point of difference for NSW contractor

Spray contractor Greg Williment, of G & M Ag Spray at Griffith in New South Wales, says the suspended WeedSeeker 2 boom used with his Miller sprayer has proved invaluable over irrigation country and wider growers are now increasingly recognising its benefits. “I love the WeedSeeker 2 – it’s the … [Read More]

30 July 2021

Miller gets nod for most used farm machine

Leigh Fuller, Koolunga, SA, says the family’s Miller sprayer is put to work “pretty much every month’’ on their ‘Viewbank’ property.   THE most used machine on a farm is always going to involve a careful decision and for the Fuller family at Koolunga in the State’s Mid North, it’s the reason … [Read More]

23 July 2021

One-pass blanket, spot spraying impresses Vic growers

The Stoll WeedSeeker 2 boomspray during demonstrations in the southern Mallee, south-west Wimmera and Wimmera regions prior to this season. The system includes two tanks, a 6000-litre tank and another 2000L tank, each connected to a line and two Hypro pumps are used to run each individual line.   THE ability to … [Read More]

29 June 2021

Seeding done and dusted at Mt Barker

Aiden Smith Originally posted on Farm Weekly 4 June 2021 THE 2021 seeding program is done and dusted for Mt Barker mixed farmer Kieran Allison. Last week Mr Allison was busy on his Miller Nitro sprayer - making his sixth pass over his Pioneer canola crop, applying Intervix and a grass selective at … [Read More]

29 June 2021

Seeding decision rigour ensures machine confidence at Coorow

Daniel Birch Coorow Northern WA wheatbelt Continuous cropping wheat, canola and lupin enterprise on sandplain to heavy loam soils. How did you approach the decision to upgrade from extended use of an 18-metre Flexi-Coil bar and air cart to a Morris Quantum air drill and 9550 tow-behind air cart with section control technology? “We created … [Read More]

27 April 2021

Plenty of tech in latest Morris seeder

McIntosh & Son, Albany, Mt Barker client Keiran Allison's New Holland T9.560 tractor and Morris Quantum precision seeder rig in action on his farm finishing off the seeding canola. WITH seeding programs starting to gear up across WA, there have been some impressive rigs emerging from sheds to get the job … [Read More]

19 March 2021

Weed seed control veterans wait for the ideal system

Johnny Inferrera (left), McIntosh Distribution and David Thorne, McIntosh & Son, Wongan Hills, caught up with York grower Andrew Boultbee last harvest, who updated the operation and performance of one of the family's vertical, mechanical Harrington Seed Destructors, installed on their John Deere S680 headers. DESTROYING weed seeds via their harvesters … [Read More]

25 February 2021

Bar upgrade opens sowing window, boosts crops at Babakin

Seeding driver Kevin Turner, Western Australian grower Rohan Crombie, Babakin, and Duncan Murdoch, McIntosh Distribution, with the Crombie’s 12-metre Morris Quantum air drill and 7252 tow-behind air cart. DESPITE having a turn of the century air seeder, a strong focus on accurate seed placement meant the Crombie family at Babakin in … [Read More]

25 February 2021

Ag contractor extends his Morris family

New South Wales agricultural contractor Jordan Cosh, based at Moree, and Jeremy Matthews, of local Morris dealer, WJ Matthews, caught up on the performance of the latest addition to Josh’s Morris family, an 18-metre Quantum air drill. YOU know an agricultural contractor is happy with his decision on a new seeding … [Read More]

25 February 2021

Reduced weed burdens on horizon for Andersons

Ed Bride, McIntosh & Son Katanning, WA, checks in with local farmer Chris Anderson after the family recently completed another harvest with the Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) installed on their New Holland CR9090 harvester. The Andersons are looking forward to improved weed control and appreciate avoiding windrow and paddock … [Read More]

11 February 2021

New ‘smooth Destructor’ limits weeds at Moonyoonooka

AREAPhoto caption: WA grower Warren Treasure, Moonyoonooka, pictured with Craig Harrington, McIntosh & Son Geraldton, says with the new vertical, mechanical Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD), the family now has the ideal system to help limit weed seed numbers. GROWER: Warren Treasure AREA: Moonyoonooka, Northern WA wheatbelt Cropping 2400ha to wheat, barley, canola, lupins … [Read More]

16 November 2020

New seeding bar, great crops at Skipton

Kiernan Molloy knew the seeding depth control on the family’s Skipton property in Victoria was not what it used to be. After deliberating between brands, he settled on a seeding bar that was simple to operate and also offered improvements in trash flow, penetration in dry conditions and inter-row sowing. … [Read More]

13 November 2020

‘Hands-off’ seeding with unique Morris system

YOU’RE on the seeder in a dry-sowing dust bowl, and/or in the middle of the night, pulling a tow-between bin and 21-metre bar “road train’’ heading towards a completed headland run. You take your hands off the wheel, automatically seeding stops and tines lift up over the headland and the rig … [Read More]

30 October 2020

Larger booms pushing efficiency, sprayer use

The Ward family near Mingenew have been long time users of Miller sprayers, turning them over after around 1700 hours. Comfort and durability have been the big attractions and by opting for a 48-metre Pommier boom with their latest Nitro 7420 sprayer, they are going to enjoy the comfort for … [Read More]

23 October 2020

Efficient seeding move delivers even crops at Cummins

Regular seeding system maintenance prompted the Jollys at Cummins in South Australia to update their sowing rigs this year. Not only did it save a lot of downtime, but it resulted in a significant improvement in crop germinations across their variable soils… AT A GLANCE Mixed cropping and livestock enterprise Seeding system upgrade Bar … [Read More]

08 October 2020

Best ever crop germinations with variable pressure packing

The West family at Kulin in the Western Australian wheatbelt were looking at sowing systems for years before deciding on a Morris Quantum air drill and 9 Series air cart with section control. It also included variable pressure packing, a new feature now having a big impact with progressive growers… AT … [Read More]

01 October 2020

Get ready for variable pressure packing

AT A GLANCE Auto-Pack variable pressure packing Effective soil-seed contact Ideal seed germination environment AT 55 years of age, Duncan Murdoch has been around tillage and seeding gear long enough to recall some of the major revolutions in the industry – and he believes we’re on the cusp of another one. Duncan has worked with … [Read More]

23 September 2020

New Morris air carts push seeding performance

Duncan Murdoch with national distributor for Morris, McIntosh Distribution, pictured in the company’s assembly area, says the latest Morris 9 Series air carts and range of system refinements all add up to a significant jump in functionality and performance for growers. GROWERS keen to reach the next level in seeding productivity … [Read More]

18 September 2020

Major crop expansion prompts careful seeding system decision

For a major cropping expansion on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, Farm Manager Dean Bruce helped guide significant investment into new seeding rigs. They already had narrowed their focus to two suitable systems to choose from. Dean then went through things with a fine tooth and put together a list of … [Read More]

14 September 2020

Extra Spraying Support For Local Growers

GRIFFITH area growers can look forward to new levels of service and support for their spraying operations following the appointment of Codemo Machinery as the new local dealer for the popular Miller range of sprayers. The latest Miller 7000 range, together with Banjo, TeeJet and Pentair Hypro spray application technologies, as … [Read More]

31 August 2020

Broadacre crop seeding boost with new Morris C3 Contour

A monster seeding bar arrival that sets new levels of floatation, seed and fertiliser delivery, hydraulics for faster cycle times, and which also suits the most popular controlled traffic farming (CTF) systems adopted by serious broadacre croppers is always going to turn heads. Throw in the fact that it includes another … [Read More]

28 August 2020

Harrington Destructor Right Tool In The Toolbox

WEEDS. You’ll never get rid of them. But you can out your boot on them and that’s what farmers have been doing for more than 30 years with Integrated Weed Management (IWM) practices, ranging from spray-topping to chaff carts to windrow burning. AT A GLANCE: No gear boxes & less bearings Reduced the … [Read More]

24 August 2020

Contractor hails spot spray investment after drought

Like many spray contractors and growers, Nathan Porter had to think long and hard about a large investment into a spot spraying system. Coming on the heels of a drought and amid tough business conditions made it even more unsettling. Talk to him now and he will tell you it … [Read More]

09 July 2020

Harvest weed seed destruction benefits set to add up

Andrew Alexander thought it might be interesting having one harvester with mechanical weed seed control and one without last harvest on the family’s Riverina property. As rains prompted weed growth from earlier this year, the differences became quite stark. Andrew says where the weeds seeds were destroyed in some paddocks, … [Read More]

07 July 2020

Stratfords enjoy more spraying, less fuel

It's that time of the year again when you spend plenty of hours on the sprayer and while the Stratford family near Dowerin have long been fans of front-mounted self-propelled systems, they also are particularly appreciating the power and efficiency gains with their latest machine. Reece Stratford is the main sprayer … [Read More]

02 July 2020

Morris Industries Welcomes New Ownership

After a period of intense competitive bidding, Rite Way Mfg., Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement to purchase Morris Industries and take over full ownership of the Canadian seeding, tillage and hay specialist. Rite Way is a Canadian manufacturer of soil preparation, tillage and forage equipment predominantly sold into North America. … [Read More]

22 June 2020

Controlling Feathertop Rhodes Grass The Economical Way

Feathertop Rhodes grass can become a problem very quickly and the most effective herbicides to control it require significant investment. The Peters family on the Darling Downs found a solution. Darling Downs farmers Tabitha and Shane Peters with the new WeedSeeker 2 spot spraying system installed on their older, three-point linkage, … [Read More]

17 June 2020

Riverina growers step up harvest weed seed control

Ryegrass and wild oats, including herbicide-resistant populations, continue to be a problem for the Days at Lockhart in New South Wales. They have conducted windrow burning to help control weed seeds, but prefer to maintain their stubbles. They have also fitted a swather sprayer to their canola windrower with good … [Read More]

27 May 2020

Harrington Seed Destructor - Live Webinar, Q & A

On Friday 22nd May, Harrington Seed Destructor held a free webinar for everyone to join from the comfort of their home or cab and ask questions on the day to be answered live. GUESTS INCLUDED Harrington Seed Destructor Product Specialist Johnny Inferrera WeedSmart Agronomist and harvest weed seed control researcher Peter Newman WA grower … [Read More]

25 May 2020

Government incentives buoys Seed Destructor sales

The Harrington Seed Destructor was recently reviewed in a Kondinin Group research report on harvest weed seed control (HWSC), citing a very successful performance over the 2019 harvest. The research team especially liked the system’s high weed seed kill rates, simple mill bypass and sieve loss evaluation, its drivetrain and, … [Read More]

09 April 2020

Weed destructor pays dividends for Campbell

Wyalkatchem farmer Campbell Jones with his son Jacob next to the new vertical mill mechanical-drive Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor which he says is an improvement on the hydraulic version he used for the previous three years.   WYALKATCHEM farmer Campbell Jones doesn’t mind the description ‘guinea pig’ when discussing the Integrated Harrington … [Read More]

07 April 2020

Dream start with one of the latest tools to clean up paddocks

Katanning grower Ian Knapp (right), with his father Ron, who helped build the original Harrington Seed Destructor with its inventor, Local WA farmer Ray Harrington. Ian completed a successful harvest recently using the latest Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor installed on the family's NEw Holland CR 10.90 harvester. Ian also worked … [Read More]

07 April 2020

Demos shine light on impressive spot sprayer features

Northern Wheatbelt growers pictured discussing the workings of the new WeedSeeker 2 spot spraying system from Trimble during an on-farm demonstration. SUMMER weeds are yet to be a widespread issue for WA growers, but this has not deterred them from viewing demonstrations of the new WeedSeeker 2 system from Trimble, intent … [Read More]

07 April 2020

Seed Destructors beat spraying, burning jobs

The Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) was recently reviewed in a Kondinin Group research report on ‘Harvest Weed Seed Control’ (HWSC), citing a very successful performance over the 2019 harvest. The research team especially liked the Seed Destructor’s high weed seed kill rates, simple mill bypass and sieve loss evaluation, its drivetrain and, importantly, … [Read More]

20 December 2019

Extra Harvest Rewards for Katanning Brothers

Katanning growers Stephen and Richard (right) Marshall with header operator Garry Gardiner and Stephen’s son, Luke, showcasing one of the Integrated Harrington Seed Destructors installed on their two New Holland CR 90.70 headers for this harvest. KATANNING cropping brothers Stephen and Richard Marshall were pleased to wrap-up the 2019 grain harvest … [Read More]

20 December 2019

Smooth Sailing with New Vertical iHSD

 Richard Davies (second from right), who farms in the Coorow and Carnamah areas, with Johnny Inferrera and Max Herbert (right), McIntosh Distribution, and Matt Howard, McIntosh & Son Moora, during an inspection of a vertical Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) fitted to the Davies’ new harvester, a New Holland CR … [Read More]

31 October 2019

Unique spot sprayer features attract growers

With the new WeedSeeker 2 spot spraying system from Trimble, there are effectively 30 per cent fewer sensors, adding up to a significant reduction in overall weight on booms, and they line up with most common sprayer nozzle spacings, allowing ease of plumbing.   GROWERS keen on investing in a spot spraying … [Read More]