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14 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Salt-Tolerant Durum Wheat Developed
AUSTRALIA - A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques....
Crop Industry News from Australia Land and Ocean Temperatures Increase
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s land and oceans have continued to warm in response to rising CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels....
09 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Grain Growers Produce Third Largest Crop on Record
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s grain farmers have produced the third largest harvest on record, according to the latest PIRSA Crop and Pasture Report. ...
08 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Biosecurity Underpins Export Trade
AUSTRALIA - Delegates at Australia’s premier forecasting event will hear how Australia’s enviable biosecurity system is enabling access to new markets and increasing agricultural trade opportunities....
07 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia 2012 Prospects Look Strong
AUSTRALIA - Despite floods continuing to ravage south eastern Australia, causing what is expected to be millions of dollars damage to crops, infrastructure and stock in Queensland, New South...
06 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Broadacre Industries to Perform Well
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is projecting strong average farm cash income performance for all broadacre industries in 2011-12....
Crop Industry News from Australia ABARE Outlook: Strong Performance Forecast
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, today opened the nation’s premier agricultural event, Outlook 2012, forecasting a bright future for the sector....
02 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Growers Warned About Yellow Leaf Spot Risk
AUSTRALIA - The 2012 winter crop season is shaping up as high risk for yellow leaf spot with grain growers warned to take action before planting rather than relying on fungicide sprays....
29 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Frost Nurseries Identify Tolerant Grain Varieties
AUSTRALIA - Breeding new wheat and barley varieties with improved frost tolerance is the ultimate solution to minimise economic losses due to frost....
27 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Growers Urged Not to Grow Canola on Canola to Prevent Disease, Losses
AUSTRALIA - Canola growers throughout the southern cropping region are being urged to implement pre-sowing management strategies to prevent significant disease-inflicted crop losses this coming...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Barley Growers Warned to Prepare for Disease Risk
AUSTRALIA - Barley growers, particularly those in southern high rainfall zones, have been warned to prepare for a high risk of diseases to their crops this growing season....
24 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Food Security on the Agenda at Dubbo Grains Update
AUSTRALIA - The latest on global food security and the implications for the Australian grains industry will be presented to advisers and growers at the upcoming Grains Research and Development...
Crop Industry News from Australia Early Rust Findings Prompt Green Bridge Warning
AUSTRALIA - Growers are urged to control the ‘green bridge’ now and choose disease resistant crop varieties, after wheat stem rust, barley leaf rust and powdery mildew were found in Western...
Crop Industry News from Australia Mapping Out a Food Secure Future
AUSTRALIA - Australia has a secure food supply and a highly competitive and diverse food industry but a new report has found there are still many opportunities for the sector to build on this...
23 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia WA Farmers Sticks with GM Policy
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) yesterday confirmed its existing Genetically Modified (GM) policy at its annual GM Policy Forum. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Burning Opportunity for Carbon Credits
AUSTRALIA - Indigenous land managers and farmers in northern Australia will now be able to generate revenue for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through savanna fire management. ...
20 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Determining Which Wheat is Best in a Wet Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Research into the sprouting tolerance of new and current wheat varieties will help growers select wheat that is most suitable for their area....
17 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia ABARES Forecasts Large Summer Crop
AUSTRALIA - Generally favourable growing conditions for summer crops are forecast to drive higher yields and production for Australian summer crops in 2011-12....
16 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Grain Farmers Encouraged to Consider Fumigation
AUSTRALIA - With the winter harvest mostly put away, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is encouraging farmers considering fumigating grain stored on farm to do it wisely...
Crop Industry News from Australia Food Report Fails to Acknowledge Role of Farmers
AUSTRALIA - A report into the future food needs of Australia has failed to acknowledge the ongoing work by Australia's farmers in ensuring an environmentally sustainable supply of fresh and nutritious...
15 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Celebrating Australian Farmers in 2012
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Sid Sidebottom, have welcomed 2012 - the...
14 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Ag Sector Embraces a Clean Energy Future
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s agriculture sector is embracing a clean energy future with more than 500 applications received from universities, land managers, industry and government agencies for...
09 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Valuable Cotton Lost Due to Flooding
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's most valuable cotton districts is being hit by a record flood. The Balonne River peaked in St George, at record heights. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Seed Destructor on Course for Commercial Production
AUSTRALIA - The Harrington Seed Destructor is edging closer towards commercial production, offering an additional strategy in the grains industry’s battle against herbicide resistance in weeds....
07 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Floods Cause Major Damage to Farming & Grazing
AUSTRALIA - While there is understandable concern about the impact of flooding in south-west Queensland towns, broadacre farm group AgForce said aerial surveys show outlying properties have also...
31 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Iron-Enriched Rice to Boost Nutrition
AUSTRALIA - Despite being a major food source for billions of people in developing countries, particularly in Asia, polished or white rice does not contain enough iron, zinc or pro-vitamin A...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian GM Trials a Success According to Researchers
AUSTRALIA - The first year of salt-tolerant genetically modified barley trials near Corrigin have been hailed a success by researchers from the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics...
23 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Ethanol Switch to Leave 750,000 Australian Motorists Out of Pocket
AUSTRALIA - Up to 750,000 drivers in NSW will be forced to pay at least AUS$150 more for petrol each year when the government bans regular unleaded petrol in July....
Crop Industry News from Australia NSW North Coast Farmers Try Again at Growing Cotton
AUSTRALIA - Farmers on the New South Wales North Coast are having another go at growing cotton. ...
18 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Weed Suppressing Wheat Put to Test in WA Trials
AUSTRALIA - New Western Australian trial results have increased knowledge about competitive wheat lines, which could give growers the option of keeping weedy paddocks in crop....
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