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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....
17 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Be the Early Bird on Summer Weed Control
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian growers are urged to control summer weeds as soon as possible, even it means getting out the boomspray while completing harvesting programmes....
16 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Grain Variety Trials Results Online
AUSTRALIA - The latest results from the National Variety Trials (NVT) are now being released to assist southern region grain growers and their advisers in preparing for this year's sowing programs....
12 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Less Red Tape To Aid Agricultural Exports
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is boosting regional economies through $30 million in support and a further A$30 million per annum in reduced red tape for agricultural export industries....
10 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Crop Residues: Asset or Liability?
AUSTRALIA - As better crop production practices boost yields in Australia's high rainfall zones (HRZ), stubble management has emerged as a double-edged sword for the region's growers....
05 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia 2012 - Australian Year Of The Farmer
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Sid Sidebottom, have welcomed 2012 - the...
04 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Goomalling Trial Moulds Clay Knowledge
AUSTRALIA - Claying at a rate of 260 tonnes per hectare and using a rotary spader to incorporate the clay is a cost effective and profitable way of ameliorating non-wetting sands on a farm near...
23 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Ministers Welcome Changes to the Farm Management Deposits Scheme
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Mark Arbib, have welcomed the passing of legislative changes to the Farm Management...
22 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Urgent Appeal: Resist Herbicide Resistance
AUSTRALIA - With northern region cropping operations entering the all-important summer fallow weed control period an urgent appeal has gone out for growers to use glyphosate wisely....
21 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia New Grain Buying Guide
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia and Grain Trade Australia have launched a new tool to aid dairy producers when buying grain....
20 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Talking Carbon With Land Managers
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, yesterday announced AUS$1.68 million in grants for regional facilitators who will help farmers, land managers...
19 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Phosphine-Resistant Grain Insects Eliminated
AUSTRALIA - The application of commonly recommended management principles has eradicated a strain of grain storage insects with strong phosphine resistance, located on a Western Australian farm....
16 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Viterra's Positive Grain Outlook
AUSTRALIA - Positive harvest conditions in both South Australia and Western Canada should provide strong volumes for Viterra's grain handling and marketing operations in fiscal 2012. ...
15 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia NSW Sugar Harvest Crushed By Bad Weather
AUSTRALIA - The NSW sugar industry has had its worst year in two decades....
Crop Industry News from Australia Research Points to Biochar Climate Change Benefits
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, today welcomed the release of a report into the benefits of biochar in Australian farming, produced by the Australian...
13 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Farm Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - Australia's agricultural export earnings are forecast to rise in 2011-12....
12 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Variety Selection A Key Consideration for 2012
AUSTRALIA - Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western panel chairman Peter Roberts has urged Western Australian growers to think particularly carefully about which grain varieties...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia, China Continue Agricultural Partnership
AUSTRALIA & CHINA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has announced six successful Australian applicants for a prestigious Australia-China exchange program...
08 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Harvests Bumper Crop, But Quality A Concern
AUSTRALIA - Australia is harvesting more wheat, canola and barley than expected. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences released its December crop report on...
Crop Industry News from Australia Carbon Farming Initiative Open For Business
AUSTRALIA - The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus QC and Minister for Agriculture,...
Crop Industry News from Australia Ludwig to Reinforce Agriculture Trade Ties in North Asia
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, will seek to strengthen Australia's $12.6 billion agricultural trade relationship with North Asia as a part of...
07 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Rice Crop Trials Show Promise for Top End Success
AUSTRALIA - A Northern Territory research scientist says she has no doubt rice can be grown commercially in the Top End after successful trials at Tortilla Flats, south of Darwin....
Crop Industry News from Australia Proposals Invited Through 'Caring for our Country'
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government yesterday announced the opening of applications for grants for natural resource management and sustainable agriculture projects....
Crop Industry News from Australia Treat Grain Nicely This Festive Season
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controlling pests in stored grain this season, growers can choose both chemical and non-chemical treatment options. Usually a combination is best....
06 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Rice Exports to Rise
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers are optimistic of boosting rice exports to Japan in the wake of its twin tsunami and nuclear disasters....
05 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Latest Trial Results on NVT Website
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers deciding which crop varieties to grow next season can find guidance by accessing the latest National Variety Trials (NVT) results....
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