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28 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Biosecurity Laws Put NSW on Front Foot
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - The NSW Government is stepping up its fight against possible disease threats through the introduction of tough new biosecurity measures, said NSW Minister for Primary...
24 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Research to Boost Canola Yields in Australian High Rainfall Zone
AUSTRALIA - Canola cultivars and management practices that contribute to rapid early growth are the key to high yields in Western Australia's (WA) high rainfall cropping zone, according to new...
22 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia A$4 Million in Fee Rebates to Grain, Fish and Egg Exporters
AUSTRALIA - Transitional funding of more than A$4 million will start flowing to the grain, fish and egg export industries next month after regulations underpinning new export certification arrangements...
21 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sugar Industry Continues Recovery
AUSTRALIA - The Australian sugar industry continues its recovery from the severe weather events of the last few years. Sugarcane area for 2012/13 is forecast at 380,000 hectares, the highest...
18 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Agriculture Shares A$70 Million in Research Grants
AUSTRALIA - Over 100 research and demonstration projects across the country will share in A$72.5 million as part of the Gillard Government’s first round of Filling the Research Gap and Action...
15 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Primary Industries Education Boosted
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government has continued its commitment to agriculture by announcing the Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEF) will receive A$225,000 in funding support over...
14 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Nematode-Resistant Wheat Breeding Lines Available
AUSTRALIA - Australian wheat-breeding companies now have access to several new nematode resistant and tolerant wheat lines, which could enhance the approach to managing these pests in cereal...
11 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farm Health and Safety Research Investments Analysed
AUSTRALIA - The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has released a report into the value of investments in the national Farming and Fishing Health and Safety Research...
09 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Boosts Biosecurity Measures
AUSTRALIA - A A$524.2 million investment in Australia’s biosecurity system included in yesterday’s Federal Budget will deliver a state-of-the-art quarantine facility and strengthen Australia’s...
Crop Industry News from Australia Successful WA Drought Pilot to Come to an End
AUSTRALIA - Recipients of assistance under the Western Australia drought pilot have today been reminded that the suite of programmes is due to conclude on 30 June 2012....
08 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia 'Double Knocking' Answer to Australian Weed Control
AUSTRALIA - Advisors are asking Central Queensland grain growers to try again if they have experimented with the 'double knock' weed control technique with mixed results....
03 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Stored Grain Pests Probed in WA Research
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian research investigating the ecology of major pests of stored grain is expected to result in improved management practices and minimise the development of resistance...
01 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Bioeconomy Blossoms with Supercharged Safflower
AUSTRALIA - New varieties of the safflower plant containing the world's highest levels of valuable oleic acid are in the pipeline for Australian grain growers thanks to breakthrough research...
Crop Industry News from Australia Bank Cuts Rates: Will Farmers See the Benefits?
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to cut official interest rates by 50 basis points, and have called on financial...
Crop Industry News from Australia Faba Bean Rust Alert for Australia's Crops This Season
AUSTRALIA - Serious outbreaks of rust in faba bean crops throughout South Australia and Victoria in 2011 have underlined the need for vigilant management of the disease this coming season. ...
30 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought Support Casualty of Fed Budget Blowout
QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - AgForce Queensland is disappointed with the Federal Government’s approach to drought reform following the axing of an important component of drought support for Queensland...
27 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia to be Declared Drought Free
AUSTRALIA - Australia will officially be drought free for the first time in over a decade next week as the final two Exceptional Circumstances (EC) declarations come to an end....
26 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia The Secrets to Australian Sorghum Success
AUSTRALIA - The impact of row direction has been examined in combination with row spacing and population for the first time to maximise yields in the prime sorghum-growing region of New South...
24 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Rabobank: New Approach Needed to Manage Fertiliser Price Volatility
AUSTRALIA - Farmers will need to become more market-savvy in order to minimise their risk exposure to fertiliser trade volatility, according to a visiting global strategist on farm inputs. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Facts Not Fear Should Inform the GM Crop Debate
AUSTRALIA - Misguided and misinformed media campaigns against GM crops only act to unnecessarily mislead consumers and work against the interest of Australian agriculture, according to CropLife...
20 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Growth Forecast for Australia's Sugar Cane Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian sugar cane industry is forecast to continue growing its productive capacity following the almost decade-long cycle of extreme weather events (including record breaking...
18 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Heavy Stubble Loads Needn’t Slow You Down
AUSTRALIA - New research has shown that trifluralin sprayed with higher water rates of about 100L/ha improves the herbicide’s effectiveness on paddocks with heavy stubble loads, regardless...
11 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Farmers Hope to Plant Early
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - About three million hectares of broad acre crops like wheat, canola, and lentils are expected to be planted across Victoria this coming season....
10 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Government Invests in Future of Farming
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s announcement of additional funding for the Blueprint for Australian...
05 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia 2012/13 Cotton Production Forecast at 4.6 Million Bales
AUSTRALIA - Cotton production for 2012/13 is forecast at 4.6 million bales, equivalent to this year’s estimated record crop, according to the latest USDA Australia Cotton and Products Annual...
03 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Food Production Increasing
AUSTRALIA - The total value of Australian farm and fisheries food production increased by 17 per cent in 2010-11, a new government publication has revealed. ...
02 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Record Wheat Yield Raises Bar for Queensland Irrigators
AUSTRALIA - Queensland's highest recorded wheat yield was achieved on the Darling Downs last year thanks to new management guidelines from CSIRO....
29 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Growing Skills Today for the Agriculture Jobs of Tomorrow
AUSTRALIA - Australians studying agriculture will have new opportunities and improved access to vocational training under the Gillard Government’s commitment to skills....
28 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Despite Ideal Planting Conditions, Australian Wheat Expected to Decline
AUSTRALIA - Despite near ideal planting conditions for the 2012/13 crop, area planted to wheat and barley is expected to decline relative to last year as growers shift production into canola...
22 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Warm, Dry South Expected for April, June
AUSTRALIA - Most of southern Australia has a greater than 60 per cent chance of exceeding the median maximum temperature between April and June, while the already dry south-east South Australia...
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