THE high migration of Cornish people to Moonta in the late 19th century caused the town to be dubbed “Australia's Little Cornwall”, and descendants from that era still live on the Yorke Peninsula today.
A mild summer has made it challenging for farmers to manage snails in the Yorke Peninsula, agronomists say.
Despite most Yorke Peninsula farmers having wrapped up their sowing programs for the year, there have been no major celebrations as the season brought many complications.
Reliable land, high yields and rainfall, and a desire for farmers to expand their operations are among the reasons why breaking into Yorke Peninsula’s rural property market is tough, real estate agents say.
Farmers are being urged to watch for cowpea aphids after they were detected in crops north of Kadina last month.
The Lower Eyre Peninsula’s state member of parliament and council chief executive want grain to continue being transported by rail.
A brief spell of rain this week has been welcomed by Lower Eyre Peninsula farmers after what has been an otherwise drier-than-average season.
The future of transporting grain on the Eyre Peninsula is being discussed as Viterra passes the halfway mark of its rail contract with Genesee & Wyoming Australia.