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13 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Sustains World's First Perennial Wheat Crop
AUSTRALIA - A small town in central west New South Wales is home to the world's only successful perennial wheat crop....
12 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Researchers Working on Designer Wheat to Reduce Colon Cancer
AUSTRALIA - The CSIRO and the University of Adelaide's Waite Institute are collaborating to use these types of wheat in the development of new foods, including breads and cereals, that can improve...
Crop Industry News from Australia CP Expanding Australian Operations
AUSTRALIA - Asian food-processing giant, Charoen Pokphand Group, is expanding in Australia exporting primary produce to its factories in Thailand. ...
10 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Seasonal Conditions Shaping Grower Priorities
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers in Western Australia's eastern grainbelt are confronting agronomic issues associated with dry seeding and dry finishes to the seasons, and need crop varieties to suit...
Crop Industry News from Australia Findings Shine Light on Drought, Frost Tolerance
AUSTRALIA - Wheat's variable tolerance to shade could be the key to fast-tracking the identification of varieties which can withstand drought, frost and heat, without incurring big yield losses....
05 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Upbeat on Global Raw Sugar Prices
AUSTRALIA - Queensland sugar industry organisation, Queensland Sugar Ltd (QSL), has flagged a confident outlook for global raw sugar prices; saying that even if they soften, demand for premium...
04 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Material Helps Breed Locally-Adapted Wheat
AUSTRALIA - Australian wheat breeders have been presented with a smorgasbord of genetic material which will allow them to breed new varieties with flowering times specifically adapted to different...
Crop Industry News from Australia Viterra Accredited to Export Bulk Wheat for Next Three Years
AUSTRALIA - As a major exporter of bulk wheat from Australia, Viterra has announced it has today received renewal of its existing accreditation to export bulk wheat for the next three years,...
03 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Cotton Production to Climb
AUSTRALIA - Released earlier this month, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences agricultural commodities report predicted figures for cotton production to increase...
Crop Industry News from Australia Cargill Offers Sustainable Canola Program to Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Cargill last week announced it will offer Australian canola farmers a sustainable canola marketing program which will provide access to the European biofuel market....
30 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Export Changes Expected to Harvest Benefits
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has announced significant improvements to the inspection and certification for export of grain, seeds, nuts,...
Crop Industry News from Australia One Year to Save Australia’s Reputation for Quality Wheat
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers are worried Australia's reputation as a provider of high quality wheat will be tarnished when Wheat Exports Australia [WEA] is dismantled on this day next year....
29 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Spring Dry Bites into NSW Crops
AUSTRALIA - Dry and warm spring weather is eating into the State's winter crop yields, with the estimated harvest now down 27 per cent on what it was at the same time last year, Minister for...
Crop Industry News from Australia Government Reforms to Improve Wheat Export Marketing Arrangements
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has announced the Government's response to Productivity Commission recommendations regarding wheat export market...
28 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Prices Expected to Move Higher: Rabobank
AUSTRALIA - Wheat prices may have been pushed down too far and should be set to rise as we move into the Australian harvest, according to some analysts....
27 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Spotlight on CQ Cropping Research
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland was the centre of attention for some of Australia's key cropping research, development and extension funding decision-makers earlier this month....
23 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Government Reforms to Wheat Export Marketing
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has today announced the Government's response to Productivity Commission recommendations regarding wheat export...
22 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Leading the World in Feeding the World - Future of Australian Grain
AUSTRALIA - "Research and development is critical for Australian growers to keep ahead of declining terms of trade by continuing to improve on farm productivity and profitability." ...
21 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Southern Growers Consulted on Research Priorities
AUSTRALIA - Frost is one of the main concerns for growers in Western Australia's southern grain growing areas, along with crop disease and the need for better break crops....
15 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Winter Crop Production Near Record Levels
AUSTRALIA - Good soil moisture levels at the start of winter through key cropping regions have underpinned favourable growing conditions across the eastern states, with recent falls providing...
14 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia ABARES: Favourable Conditions Lead to Large Crop
AUSTRALIA - Generally favourable winter growing conditions are expected to lead to a large 2011 12 national winter crop, according to the latest edition of the Australian Crop Report....
12 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Spring Frost Biggest Risk to Yields in WA Wheatbelt
AUSTRALIA - Most of the Australian wheatbelt received adequate rainfall in August. Some waterlogging is present in far western shires and above average temperatures during August have accelerated...
06 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Wild Radish a Key Concern for Northern Growers
AUSTRALIA - Management of weeds, particularly wild radish, is topping the list of agronomic concerns for growers in Western Australia's northern grainbelt....
01 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia GM Crops Can Play Vital Role in Health and Food Security
AUSTRALIA - Research to understand how the genes we inherit from our parents and how they change during our lives has proved invaluable in preventing and treating many diseases....
31 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Resource to Help Growers Manage Yellow Spot
AUSTRALIA - Help is available for Western Australian wheat growers looking to reduce the risk of yield losses caused by yellow spot, which is currently affecting some of the State's crops....
30 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia WA Grower Issues Shaping Updates Agenda
AUSTRALIA - Issues facing Western Australian grain growers will shape the agenda of the 2012 Agribusiness Crop Updates, for which topics and speakers are now being sought....
Crop Industry News from Australia New GRDC Panel to Tour CQ Crops and Trial Sites
AUSTRALIA - The new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel will hit the ground running with a tour of Central Queensland crops and research trial sites in early September....
29 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia World Class Export Grains Innovation Centre for WA
AUSTRALIA - The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) today announced that it will partner with the WA State Government to establish a new Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre...
26 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Wheat Growers to Scout for Leaf Spot
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture and Food is encouraging wheat growers to inspect their crops for leaf spot diseases, which are a common problem across the WA wheatbelt this season. ...
25 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Problem Weed on GRDC’s ‘Wanted’ List
AUSTRALIA - Windmill grass and has been named by the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) as among the top five problem weeds of the northern grains region....
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