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20 September 2012
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...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Rainfall Welcomed - Focus Shifts to Nitrogen Application
AUSTRALIA - Average to above average July rainfall in the eastern states has alleviated rainfall deficiencies in western New South Wales and has increased upper layer soil moisture in most areas....
09 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Researchers Rethink Strategy for Canola Aphids
AUSTRALIA - Winter weather does a good job of keeping insects such as aphids to a minimum, but with the coming warmer weather aphids will become more noticeable in crops....
03 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Rains Expected to Help Winter Crops
AUSTRALIA - In the coming week up to 20mm of rain is forecast for cropping areas of Western Australia and south east Australia. The rain should provide timely moisture for the growth of winter...
02 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Bumper Rice Crop Reflects Positive Outlook for Australian Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has welcomed Australia’s bumper rice harvest stating it is good news for the growers and Australia’s rice...
25 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Want Specialist Agency to Oversee Wheat Markets
AUSTRALIA - NSW Farmers’ Association grains committee have called on the Federal Government to maintain oversight of the export wheat market through a specialised agency like Wheat Exports...
24 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Portable Device Detects Soil Contamination
AUSTRALIA - Ziltek Pty Ltd and CSIRO have announced the commercialisation of a new hand-held device for the rapid in-field analysis of petroleum contamination in soil....
23 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farm Health and Safety Should be Front of Mind
AUSTRALIA - As National Farm Safety week draws to a close, Agriculture Minister Senator Joe Ludwig has encouraged Australian farmers to keep their own health and well–being front of mind....
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