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24 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers Want Trade Deal to Centre on Agriculture
AUSTRALIA – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations should be seeking “ambitious outcomes”, placing farming at the heart of an agreement, says a producer organisation....
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia New Test Could Prevent Spread of 'Killer' Bees
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have developed a genetic test that can help prevent the spread of infected bees, which threaten hives in Australia....
02 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Western Australia Could Become GM-free After Election
AUSTRALIA - The Labor Party in Western Australia has said all GM crops would be banned if it wins the next state election....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Less Fertiliser Does Not Mean Lower Sugar Yield
AUSTRALIA - Early trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on...
13 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers Supportive of Foreign Investment
AUSTRALIA- Farmers from Western Australia are overwhelmingly supportive of Chinese and other foreign investment, new research has revealed....
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia See Biosecurity Like Insurance, Farmers Told
AUSTRALIA – Stringent measures to limit the biosecurity risk of farm visitors should be seen as safeguarding a farm’s future profits, a national initiative is telling farmers....
10 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15, according to the latest forecast...
05 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
AUSTRALIA – Drought affected farmers have been assigned A$100 million in a new drought recovery loan scheme for those hit by severe dry weather and Indonesian cattle export disruptions....
04 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia ICRISAT Sign MoU with Horticulture Innovation Australia
AUSTRALIA - Hyderabad-based United Nations organisation; International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) has signed a new research memorandum of understanding (MoU)...
03 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Winter Crop Production Weakened by Drier Conditions
AUSTRALIA - Drier than average seasonal conditions during winter and spring have weakened prospects for total Australian winter crop production, despite favourable conditions at the start of...
24 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Back Government Draft Report on Future Frameworks
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
18 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Dry Spring Affects Australia Wheat - But How Much?
AUSTRALIA - The implications of a particularly dry spring in some parts of Australia are now coming to light in terms of crop production; however it appears that things aren’t as bad as once...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Growers Urged to Search Before You Sow this Summer
AUSTRALIA - Growers are being urged to check for establishment pests before planting this year's summer crops....
01 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Mixed Crop Prospects Following Variable Australia Winter Conditions
AUSTRALIA - After a generally favourable start to the 2014–15 winter crop season, different regional conditions have resulted in mixed crop prospects, according to the latest release of Australian...
30 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Exports Expected to Ease on Back of Strong Year
AUSTRALIA - The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report forecasts a 5.3 per cent decrease in total farm production in 2014-15....
27 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia New Smartphone App Helps Speed Up Seed Exportation
AUSTRALIA - A new Smartphone app has been designed to help farmers and seed exporters get their product to market faster....
25 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Western Australian Farmers Sow Record Amounts of Canola
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in the Geraldton region of Western Australia are growing a record amount of canola this season. ...
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
22 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Applaud Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
03 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Barley Scald Risk Depends on Seasonal Conditions
AUSTRALIA - A new GRDC fact sheet is aimed at helping growers in the southern grain-growing region prevent grain losses caused by the fungal disease barley scald, writes Rebecca Barr....
01 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Care Required with Residual Herbicides
AUSTRALIA - With the winter season now well underway across much of the central west, weed control is high on the priority list for many growers, writes Penny Heuston, GRDC Northern Region....
30 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Take Action Against Glyphosate Resistance
AUSTRALIA - 2014 may be the year that many grain growers experience their first case of glyphosate resistance in annual ryegrass, warns Sarah Jeffrey, a leading Australian weed authority....
Crop Industry News from Australia Knowledge Is Key to Strong Canola Crop
AUSTRALIA - “Haddon Rig” farming manager Justin McMillan is a firm believer of the phrase ‘knowledge is power’ after trialing a variety of different canola harvesting techniques, writes...
Crop Industry News from Australia China in Talks Over Tasmania Farms
AUSTRALIA - Chinese buyers appear to be considering the purchase of the controversial multimillion-dollar Tasmanian farms....
26 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Agricultural Ground Robot Launched in Australia
AUSTRALIA - University of Sydney robotics expert Professor Salah Sukkarieh has been awarded "Researcher of the Year " by the Australian vegetable industry's Ausveg for his work on intelligent...
23 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Falling Agricultural Output Forecast for Australia
AUSTRALIA - A decline of between four and five per cent in agricultural output is forecast in the latest outlook from ABARES, with reductions expected in both the crop and livestock sectors....
11 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Reduced Rainfall Affects Australia Winter Crop Season
AUSTRALIA - Timely and ample rainfall will be critical to winter crop development, despite an encouraging start to the 2014-15 season, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
02 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers...
29 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Cereal Researcher Wins Award, Targets Wheat, Barley Development
AUSTRALIA - A University of Adelaide plant scientist Jana Phan has won the 2013 SARDI Science Bursary. The PhD student will use the A$1500 bursary to continue her research into the composition...
24 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Produces World's Highest Cotton Yields
AUSTRALIA - Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of raw cotton with over 90 per cent of the domestic crop exported, mainly to China, Indonesia and Thailand....
 
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