Integrated Pest Management

Reducing agrochemical use: DJ's Growers are leaders in practising Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles in our agronomic advice through our partnerships with scientists who develop the techniques, and those who extend new technologies out on farm. 



For technical support we partner with IPM Technologies to develop practical IPM strategies to manage pests in a wide range of crops including berries, vegetables, tree and vine crops, nurseries and pastures.

For developing application systems we work with Nathan Roy, the owner/director for Aerobugs, to spread beneficial insects from drones. 


We provide for our clients beneficial insects raised by Bugs for Bugs, the Queensland based leading suppliers of ‘good bugs’. Bugs for bugs offer a comprehensive range of biological control agents suitable for many crop and pest combinations.

Precision HORTIculture

Fertiliser efficiency and increasing farm efficiency: Using aerial imagery for practical benefits is key to improving farm performance. 



We work with satellite imagery for a wide scale view of farms, vineyards and orchards.


We work with satellite imagery to produce normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) maps — a method that identifies whether an area contains live green vegetation or not — that can provide an early warning of crop stress and crop health issues on farming properties.

Soil Moisture Monitoring

Water use efficiency for quality: Soil moisture sensors assist with irrigation decisions and responsible water use. DJ's Growers offer subscription-based soil moisture monitoring equipment installed in-situ with farmers throughout South Australia, providing up to date moisture information to their smart device or computer - accessible 24/7.



DJ's water probes are suitable for many types of irrigated crops - ask Joe for more details. 


Viticulture Services 

Technical Services all year, season after season, DJ's work with top grapegrowers and winemakers to protect and enhance the value of grapes and wine.

 Our technical services are headed by Matthew Wilson and DJ's Founders James Hook & Derek Cameron with agronomists Joe Siebert, Sam Freeman, Liz Ward, Sarah Lyons, and Tom Jefferies.



  • Vineyard Pest & Disease Monitoring

    • Diseases

    • Pests

    • Beneficial Insects

  • Tissue Testing (Leaf and Petiole & Veraison)

  • Soil Moisture Monitoring



  • Grape quality zoning using canopy mapping

  • Crop yield estimation

  • Vineyard Quality Assessment & Pest, disease, and disorder incidence and severity reports

  • Near Infrared photographic survey (NDVI)

  • Drone services

  • Expert Opinion Reports

  • Spray Diary services

  • Water quality testing

  • Fruit maturity sampling and baumé, pH and titratable acidity reports


Autumn & Winter

  • Soil Testing

  • Virus Testing

  • Vine performance records: phenology, component of yield, and pruning weights

  • Bud dissection: inflorescence primordia counts, primary bud necrosis and mite identification

  • Vineyard Real Estate Appraisal

Strawberry Services 

Being based in both Woodside and McLaren Vale DJ’s is centrally located near South Australia’s key irrigation districts and the fertile high rainfall areas in the Adelaide Hills.

Sam Freeman heads our Strawberry production team with Liz Ward and Tom Jefferies. 

We offer monitoring services, benefical insects for IPM, Tissue Testing (Sap and Plant Tissue) and Soil Moisture Monitoring.


Potato Services

David Oddie and Caleb Shaw are active across South Australia specializing in potato production.

DJ's are involved with all aspects of the potato crop: seed production, up-to-date use of chemical control methods, pests and diseases affecting the growing crop, and storage hygeine.


Orchard Services

Headed by our Adelaide Hills agronomists, Caleb Shaw & Tom Jefferies, we use market leading technology to help analyse and manage your farm. We are pioneers in IPM insect management working with our partners at Bugs for Bugs and Drone Agriculture formally Aerobugs. We also operate our own drone UAV for orchard survey work. 

DJ's also uses a unique leaf and soil testing system that is tailor made for your orchard. We think you’ll be impressed with our unique approach and proven results.


Vegetable Services

DJ's Growers provides a comprehensive agronomy service, headed by Caleb Shaw & Sam Freeman, in an extensive range of outdoor and protected crops.

DJ's help with agronomy for herbs, asparagus and pumpkins through to vegetable brassicas and root crops.
We have drone services and are specialists in the emerging field of IPM technologies. DJ's are on hand to advise on production of a quality crop.


Pasture Services

David Oddie is active across South Australia specialising in pasture production for meat/dairy or domestic livestock.