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12 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Sugar Production Revised Down
AUSTRALIA - USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) estimate for Australian 2012/13 sugar production has been revised downwards (four per cent) to 4.3 million metric tons (MMT.) While rains...
11 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Growers Encouraged to Check Wheat for Virus
AUSTRALIA - Southern and central wheatbelt growers are encouraged to check their wheat crops for any unusual leaf symptoms with the detection of two cases of high plains virus (HPV)....
10 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Southern Hemisphere Becoming Drier
AUSTRALIA - A decline in April-May rainfall over southeast Australia is associated with a southward expansion of the subtropical dry-zone according to research published last week in Scientific...
02 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia NSW Growers United on the Need for Wheat Oversight
AUSTRALIA - AgForce QLD, NSW Farmers, Grain Producers SA, and Victorian Farmers Federation have joined together to reject the Government’s proposal to repeal the existing regulation of the...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Rice Disease Not Matching Anything Known to Science
AUSTRALIA - The rice disease which destroyed crops in the Kimberley's Ord Irrigation Scheme last year is not matching any other strains of rice blast known to science....
21 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Top of the Crop to be Celebrated
AUSTRALIA - Queensland’s grain champions are set to be recognised at the Queensland Grain Industry Awards, hosted by peak rural lobby group AgForce....
20 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Wet Weather Brings Disease Worry for Queensland Wheat Growers
AUSTRALIA - Forecast wet weather has raised disease concerns for Queensland wheat growers who planted their winter crops late....
Crop Industry News from Australia Agricultural Export Earnings to Remain Strong
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s export earnings from agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors are forecast to remain strong in 2012–13, according to the Agricultural commodities – September...
19 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Darling Downs Farmers Desperate for Rain
AUSTRALIA - Farmers on Queensland's Darling Downs are hoping for rain to help finish off their pulse and cereal crops....
18 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Improved Price Outlook for SA Harvest
AUSTRALIA - This year’s crop could translate to a farm-gate value of around A$1.6 billion with further rain, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report released by Primary Industries and...
17 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Less Cotton to be Planted in the Riverina
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in the NSW Riverina are expected to grow less cotton this season....
14 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Iraq Turns to Australian Researchers for Advice on Wheat Disease
IRAQ - Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture officers have met with Western Australian researchers to learn more about managing a fungal disease which has devastated wheat crops in Iraq. ...
13 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Mixed Outlook for Winter Crops
AUSTRALIA - According to the September edition of the Australia Crop Report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Science (ABARES), winter crops across...
12 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Retailers Making Australian Producers Uncompetitive
AUSTRALIA - The release of Choice’s “Australia first” report into the major supermarkets has renewed calls from the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) for governments to recognise the...
11 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Aussie Barley Exports to Korea Back on Track
AUSTRALIA - Exports of barley to the Republic of Korea are back on track with Korea’s acceptance of new biosecurity clearance procedures proposed by Australia....
10 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia EMAI Biosecurity Centre Attracts Industry Recognition
AUSTRALIA - The recent laboratory construction at New South Wales (NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) biosecurity facilities at Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI) has...
05 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Record Fine for Chemical Spray Drift Prompts Warning to Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Farmers who aerial spray their crops have been reminded of the need to follow best practice after a record fine of A$20,300 was handed down in Childers Magistrates Court over a spray...
04 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Tandou Profit Defies Falling Cotton Prices
AUSTRALIA - Despite plunging cotton prices, agribusiness Tandou has reported more than $7.5 million profit before tax....
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sugar Prices Start to Pick Up
AUSTRALIA - After trending downward for the last five weeks, sugar prices have had a slight rally....
03 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Rice Growers New Tactic in Battle Against Ducks
AUSTRALIA - Rice growers in the New South Wales (NSW) Riverina hope a new sowing technique will help keep ducks off their paddocks in October....
31 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Pool Code of Practice to be Released Soon
AUSTRALIA - Grain Trade Australia will soon release a draft of the code of practice to address concerns about grain pool transparency....
Crop Industry News from Australia Landholders to Gear up for Spring Locusts
AUSTRALIA - Rural landholders, particularly in southern agricultural areas, are advised to inspect their properties for locust activity and prepare for control during spring....
30 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia GrainCorp Expands into Canola Processing
AUSTRALIA - Australian bulk grain handler GrainCorp is set to start producing and exporting edible oils....
21 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Cotton Future is Wrapped in Good Management
AUSTRALIA - Five years of research into cotton-growing in the sugar-rich Burdekin shows that farmers have the potential to reap lucrative returns if they carefully tailor practices to account...
Crop Industry News from Australia New National Australian Rice Blast Protocol
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s rice industry now has its first national protocol to detect the devastating rice fungal disease Rice blast (caused by Magnaporthe oryzae), largely thanks to the efforts...
20 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Cane Growers Boost Production, Minimise Water Impacts
AUSTRALIA - The Granshaw Farming sugar cane family business based at Dalbeg in the Burdekin has recently embraced new technology that will optimise inputs and minimise water quality impacts,...
Crop Industry News from Australia Lupins and Lime Limit Grain Greenhouse Gas
AUSTRALIA - Adding lime to soil or planting lupins can significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions from grain production. That’s one of the findings from an Australian Government funded...
15 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers' Push for Drought Aid
AUSTRALIA - With the threat of a return to dry El Niño conditions currently being predicted for the eastern half of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and its members continue...
14 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Government Support for Partnerships in Agricultural Education
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government continues to invest in the future of agriculture, with a commitment of A$100,000 for the Primary Industries Partnerships for Schools project....
10 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia World Feed Prices Encourage Australia Exports
AUSTRALIA - 2011/12 grain estimates were revised in line with official Government of Australia statistics and in response to the changing world grain market outlook. Exports of rain-affected...
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