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25 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Bringing the Best of Europe to Australia’s HRZ
AUSTRALIA - Australian crop researchers are looking over the shoulders of scientists in Britain and New Zealand for effective strategies in dealing with diseases such as cereal rust in our high...
24 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Rust Warning for Northern Crops
AUSTRALIA - As news of the first cereal rust outbreaks in southern Australia reach the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute (PBI), northern region growers are reminded to be vigilant...
22 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Canola Growers Urged To Look Out For DBM
AUSTRALIA - Canola growers should be vigilant and monitor crops for diamondback moths (DBM), which are in unusually high numbers in parts of the northern agricultural region and near Esperance....
Crop Industry News from Australia Furrow Sowing Often Worsens Water Repellence
AUSTRALIA - New research findings confirm grower observations that Western Australia's most common seeding technique - furrow sowing using knife points and press wheels - often exacerbates water...
16 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Authorities Join Forces to Counter Mouse Plague
AUSTRALIA - A national working group has been established to co-ordinate preparations for and response to what is expected to be a continuation of Australia's worst mouse plague amongst crops...
15 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Flag Leaf Over-Rated in Yield Equation
AUSTRALIA - New Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-supported research shows the cereal plant's flag leaf may not be the yield influencer previously thought....
12 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Trials Cement HSD’s Place as New Weed Weapon
AUSTRALIA - Just released trial results have confirmed the efficacy of the Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) in reducing annual ryegrass emergence, paving the way for its introduction into Australian...
Crop Industry News from Australia Time to Check Stored Grain
AUSTRALIA - Growers storing grain on-farm are reminded to check grain regularly and thoroughly to avoid problems with insects and spoilage. ...
11 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Protect Barley Crops From Powdery Mildew
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian barley growers are urged to monitor crops now for signs of powdery mildew and apply effective fungicide protection. The advice comes following reports that barley...
10 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Research Aims To Cut Root Disease Costs
AUSTRALIA - Which farm management practices foster the ‘good' micro-organisms that reduce the impact of cereal root diseases? Western Australian researchers are a step closer to answering...
09 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Crop Grazing Shows Promise As Disease Tool
AUSTRALIA - South Coast researchers may have uncovered a new tool to help farmers manage barley powdery mildew - crop grazing. Preliminary results from a Grains Research and Development Corporation...
08 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Wait for Rain to Save Crops
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in New South Wales are growing concerned about the amount of rainfall they are experiencing and hoping for more rain this week. ...
05 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Cereal Rust Infects Crops Early in Season
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers throughout the southern cropping region are being warned of the potential for yield losses from cereal rusts following early reports of infections in crops in Victoria,...
Crop Industry News from Australia ‘High Vigour’ Wheats Impress In Field Trials
AUSTRALIA - Significant progress has been made in the development of a new weed management tool - wheat with superior competitiveness....
27 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Adapting Crops And ‘Natives’ To A Changing Climate
AUSTRALIA - CSIRO scientists are investigating the potentially damaging effects climate change will have on Australia's agricultural crops and native plants as carbon dioxide concentrations,...
26 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Improving Wheat Yields For Global Food Security
AUSTRALIA - With the world's population set to reach 8.9 billion by 2050, CSIRO scientists are hunting down and exploiting a number of wheat's key genetic traits in a bid to substantially boost...
25 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Police Search Greenpeace after GM Crop Destruction
AUSTRALIA - Police have searched Greenpeace's Sydney headquarters, seizing evidence relating to last week's destruction of a genetically-modified wheat experiment. The wheat was valued at $300,000. ...
22 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Climate Change Adaptation Trials Promising
AUSTRALIA - A research and development project to assist Western Australian farmers adapt to climate change has received an encouraging response from growers in the Salmon Gums area, north of...
21 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Innovative Capacity Key For Grains Industry
AUSTRALIAN - The innovative capacity of grain growers should be lifted if the industry is to boost productivity over the medium term, according to research carried out by the Australian Bureau...
15 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Condemn Attack On GM Research Crop
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales (NSW) Farmers� has condemned the actions of Greenpeace protesters who scaled a fence and destroyed a crop of Genetically-Modified (GM) wheat at a CSIRO farm in...
14 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Greenpeace Destroys Scientific GM Trials in Raid
AUSTRALIA - Shadow Agriculture Minister, John Cobb, says Greenpeace activists, who destroyed scientific trials of genetically modified wheat during an early morning raid on CSIRO facilities in...
12 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia GM Wheat Field Trial Approvals
AUSTRALIA - All dealings with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are regulated under the Gene Technology Act 2000 and intentional release of a GMO into the Australian environment must be licensed...
01 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Wheat Yield Lagging
AUSTRALIA - Australia is slipping behind the rest of the world in wheat yields....
28 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Aussie Wheat Crop Close to Record
AUSTRALIA - Australia is expected to produce a near-record wheat crop this season, according to ABARES. ...
23 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Ban Risks Australia's Wheat Export Trade
AUSTRALIA - The decision to suspend live cattle exports to Indonesia could jeopardise Australia's biggest bulk wheat export trade, according to the New South Wales Farmers Association....
16 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Good Start for Australian Winter Crops
AUSTRALIA - The winter cropping season in Australia's eastern states has started well, according to ABARES Australian Crop Report. ...
10 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Higher Incomes for Eastern Grain Farms
AUSTRALIA - Improved seasonal conditions along with higher grain and oilseed prices are expected to result in an increase in farm cash incomes for grain producing farms in 2010-11, according...
06 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Fears Carbon Tax Will Compromise Food Production
AUSTRALIA - Despite the commitment to excluding agriculture's direct emissions from its carbon tax, the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) continues to be extremely concerned about the Government's...
02 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's First GM Wheat Trial Underway
AUSTRALIA - Australia's first trial of genetically modified wheat and barley has begun near Narrabri in NSW, with the ultimate goal of producing more nutritious bread....
20 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Record Canola Crop Forecast
AUSTRALIA - Australia has been forecast to produce its biggest canola crop on record this harvest. ...
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