•  Bill Crabtree harvesting 2009 crop

  • Iguazu falls, South America 2016

  • Cotton, Rondonopolis, Brazil, South America 2016

  • On the Amazon, South America 2016

  • 13 t/ha wheat crop in England on 2015 Europe Ag Tour

  • Finding ANZAC relations’ graves in Ypres, Belgium, 2015 Europe Ag Tour

  • China Tour 2013

     China-Vietnam Study Tour 2013

  •  China-Vietnam Study Tour 2013

  •  China-Vietnam Study Tour 2013

  •  North America Study Tour 2010

  •  North America Study Tour 2010

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Archived WANTFA Newsletters

Newsletters from late 1993 to early 2003 are presented here in pdf format. Bill was the Editor from June 1993 to July 2002 and Scientific Officer for the WA No-Till Farmers Association for a five and a half-year term.

Index of articles

WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
July
2002
Snippets
The power of furrows in dry starts
521
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Dense pastures struggle with dry starts
521
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Stubble holds fragile soil together!
522
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Agronomic potential benefits of hands free steering
522
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Field days – Hyden, Lake King, Lake Grace and Ongerup
523
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Press wheel design for dry soils!
523
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
July
2002
Snippets
Herbicide resistance symposium
524
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Snake chains – for poor B2 seeders
524
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Straw has nutrients and energy
524
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Plowing every so often – mistake?
525
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Ants and ryegrass – again!
525
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Cadiz and repellent soils
526
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
July
2002
Snippets
All crop is most profitable than some pasture
526
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Harvest peas when warm for even cover
526
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Roundup Ready canola – how risky?
526
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
RR canola in seasons like this would be nice
526
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Goucho and Gassen!
527
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Snippets
Meckering on 23rd July and 18th September
527
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
July
2002
Topical
10 years of WANTFA
528
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Topical
Staff Issues
528
Bill Crabtree
July
2002
Topical
From the President
529
Neil Young
July
2002
Topical
WANTFA’S website traffic
529
Graham Langley
July
2002
Topical
Gene flow and canola
530
Steve Powles
July
2002
Topical
Maize and sorghum encourage fusarium
531
Greg Shea
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
July
2002
Topical
Graincare – on farm quality assurance
531
Charles Willerby
July
2002
Topical
ZeroTillage begins in Pakistan
533
CIMMYT
July
2002
Science
Wider row spacings in lupins is an advantage
534
Geoff Fosbery
July
2002
Science
Tissue tests relate to soil test data
535
HF de Wet
July
2002
Science
Stirling and Gairdner can tolerate phenoxy’s
536
Hamohiner
July
2002
Farmer
Yilgarn Shire – good country for hardy people
538
Neil Dodge
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
July
2002
Farmer
One pass operation
539
Tyronne Henning
July
2002
Farmer
Farming rules keep changing
541
Mike Thomas
July
2002
Farmer
Meckering information
543
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
More organic carbon with no-till
497
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Organic carbon improves with agriculture
498
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Pacific Northwest farmers paid for carbon
499
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
April
2002
Snippets
Deep ripping re-think
499
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Sub-soil acidity and no-till
501
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Glyphosate resistance and full-tillage!
501
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Some other ways to kill ryegrass!
501
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Erosion in Brazil improves
501
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Soil damage from sheep
502
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
April
2002
Snippets
Apply K now!
502
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Beware 2,4-D upsets warm season grasses
502
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Weed seeker
502
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Pesticide free production
502
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Insights from Brazilian entomologist
502
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
South American study tour again
504
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
April
2002
Snippets
Hooded sprayers - three available
504
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Snippets
Department trials show pea response
504
Bill Crabtree
April
2002
Topical
Presidents Report
505
Neil Young
April
2002
Topical
Machinery investment in cropping systems
505
Ken Sevenson
April
2002
Topical
Future farming improvements
507
Dr Nigel Wilhelm
April
2002
Topical
Meckering 2001 Trials summary
508
Bill Crabtree & Matt Beckett
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
April
2002
Science
Fauna and pests with no-till cropping systems
510
Dirceu Gassen
April
2002
Science
Fertilizer placement innovation
513
Dr Nigel Wilhelm
April
2002
Science
Overcoming subsoil constraints
514
Matt Beckett
April
2002
Farmer
A second chance with resistant weeds
515
Tony Seabrook
April
2002
Farmer
Caution urged with Roundup Ready crops
516
Robert Stevenson
April
2002
Farmer
Claying with high rates in SA
518
Roger Groocock
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
January
2002
Snippets
Wide row lupins work!
477
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Snippets
The 10th Annual Conference
478
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Snippets
Organic matter increases with stubble retention
478
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Snippets
Summer floods-what can we learn?
479
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Snippets
Wide rows lupins and N distribution
479
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Snippets
Rip the edges of crops - good money
480
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
January
2002
Snippets
Blanket applicator can be selective
480
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Snippets
More on South America
480
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Snippets
Warm season crop progress
481
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Topical
Presidents Report
482
Neil Young
January
2002
Topical
No-till brain transplant - Beck style
483
Ben Hobley
January
2002
Topical
Diamond back moth control
484
Wayne Smith
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
January
2002
Topical
Warm season crop field days in February
485
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Topical
Weed wipers in South Australia
486
Michael Richards
January
2002
Science
Soil quality indicators for WA farmers - Part 1
487
N Milton, M Braimbridge and D Murphy
January
2002
Science
Preliminary Meckering R&D Site Results
488
Bill Crabtree
January
2002
Science
Sulphur nutrition of wheat
490
Dr Geoff Anderson
January
2002
Science
Classical Sulphur deficiencies
491
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
January
2002
Farmer
Changing tillage through time
492
Miles Obst
January
2002
Farmer
No-till 18 years on
494
Ray & Tim Harrington
November
2001
Snippets
Meckering attracted 550
499
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Blanket wipers - their time has come!
450
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
GRDC offers TAFE Scholarships
450
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Do you spray aphids in Canola?
450
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
November
2001
Snippets
Another reminder of erosion
451
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Another interactive field day
451
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Wide rows improve lupin flowering
451
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Warm Season Crop Project begins
452
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Cultivated crops look best early!
452
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Apology to BASF
452
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
November
2001
Snippets
Soil testing made simple
453
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
10th WANTFA Conference - Perth and Katanning
453
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Sunn Hemp - might have potential!
454
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
Topdressing urea in wet areas
454
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Snippets
No-Till with Bill (Study tour poem)
454
Vivienne Lee Steere
November
2001
Topical
Presidents Report
455
Neil Young
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
November
2001
Topical
Letter - Why I am not afraid of RR crops
455
Wayne Smith
November
2001
Topical
Response to letter - WANTFA activities with resistance
456
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Topical
2001 WANTFA Study Tour
457
Angie Roe
November
2001
Topical
Agronomic View-less ryegrass!
460
Wayne Smith
November
2001
Topical
Spectacular claying trial - imaged!
461
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Topical
2001 Meckering Field Day proves bigger and better
462
Matt Beckett
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
November
2001
Topical
Northern South Africa agriculture and more!
464
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Topical
Thinking of growing a summer crop?
466
Andrew Hills
November
2001
Science
Fertilising and farming to 2cm
467
Grant Thompson
November
2001
Science
Tramlines and no-till a good match
468
Dr Paul Blackwell
November
2001
Science
Timing of nitrogen for no-tilled wheat
470
Bill Crabtree
November
2001
Farmer
Towards discs and residue managers
471
Murray Gmeiner
WANTFA Farming Systems
Month
Year
Section
Article
Page
Author
November
2001
Farmer
Weed wiping has role
472
Trent Tyler
November
2001
Farmer
Forage sorghum survived a dry spring
474
Ashley Jones
August
2001
Snippets
No-till fights the WA drought!
425
Bill Crabtree
August
2001
Snippets
Grazed capeweed are hard to kill!
427
Bill Crabtree
August
2001
Snippets
Stuart Bee and Terry Andreoli Scholarships
427
Bill Crabtree
August
2001
Snippets
Knife-points get the crop up!
427
Bill Crabtree
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