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16 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Benefits and Risks of Carbon Farming Initiative
AUSTRALIA - A review of the potential benefits and risks associated with the Australian Government's proposed Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) features in the April-May edition (160) of CSIRO's...
13 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat, Barley 2011 Variety Guides Available
AUSTRALIA - Wheat and barley 2011 variety guides for Queensland's winter cereal growers can now be accessed online or are available in print from the Department of Employment, Economic Development...
09 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia CSIRO-UWA Crop Genomics Lab Opens
AUSTRALIA - A new laboratory for research into the molecular workings of plants, and the genomes of crops, was officially launched in Perth this week. ...
06 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Aussie Farmers Optimistic for Season Ahead
AUSTRALIA - Most of WA's wheat belt still hasn't received enough rain for farmers to get stuck into seeding. ...
03 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Rabobank Says "Sky's the Limit" for Grain Prices
AUSTRALIA - Grain prices are expected to remain high into next year, regardless if the northern hemisphere produces big crops. ...
02 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Early Canola Sowing In Progress
AUSTRALIA - Victorian grain growers are set to give support to a large sowing of canola. ...
25 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Growers Need Strategy to Manage Yellow Leaf Spot
AUSTRALIA - Southern Riverina and north-east Victorian grain growers will need to develop a strategy to manage yellow leaf spot before they plant this season's wheat crop, according to a cereal...
22 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Biotech Sugar Cane Increases Yield and Profit
AUSTRALIA - Genetically-modified sugar cane that is resistant to pesticides and wet weather and has a high sugar content could be the future for Far Northern growers in Australia....
13 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia WA Barley Mildew Control Compromised
AUSTRALIA - Curtin University scientist and research leader, Professor Richard Oliver, said powdery mildew disease, caused by the fungus Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei (Bgh), was a major disease...
11 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Wheat Sowings Stronger Than Expected
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers' clamour to cash in on high wheat prices may turn out even stronger than had been thought, with seedings potentially to set a record - at the expense of barley...
04 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia WA Uses Mutual Structure for Crop Insurance
AUSTRALIA - Grain co-operative CBH Group has formed a mutual company with broker Willis to offer multi-peril crop insurance in WA. ...
01 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Queensland Grains Threatened
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Government's decision to discontinue funding of the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (Plant Biosecurity CRC) next year will seriously threaten the safety...
31 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmer Confidence at Three-year High
AUSTRALIA - Australian rural confidence has improved to a three-year high as promising summer rainfall and favourable commodity prices have fuelled farmer optimism, according to the latest...
30 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Ants, Termites Boost Dryland Wheat Yields
AUSTRALIA - Ants and termites have a significant positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications by scientists...
Crop Industry News from Australia WA Premier Rejects GM Wheat
Premier Colin Barnett has rejected the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) wheat in WA, Australia's largest wheat producing state, due to export market rejection, writes current.com. ...
22 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia World Price of Raw Cane Up 75 Per Cent
AUSTRALIA - The high price of sugar will influence various industries across the economy, given the world price of raw sugarcane increased 75% between May 2010 and February 2011, reports industrysearch.com.au. ...
21 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia VFF Argues for Better Rail Network
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's record harvests provide farmers with the perfect opportunity to argue for a better rail network, the Victorian Farmers Federation says. ...
11 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Saudi Wheat Market is Opportunity for Australia
AUSTRALIA - Saudi Arabia is a growing wheat buyer and Australia has a great opportunity to access the growing market, Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) researcher Larisa Cato, writes...
10 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Profits Down 37 Per Cent
AUSTRALIA - Despite a 37 per cent decline in profit last year, Maryborough Sugar Factory chief executive Mike Barry says 2010's figures are not as bad as they appear. ...
09 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Wet Season Tips for Saving Grain Seed
US - Saving viable grain seed for the 2011 winter crop following such a wet harvest period requires careful collection, storage, handling and subsequent planting. ...
08 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Rust Risk Warning for 2011 Forage Oats
AUSTRALIA - Leaf rust severely impacted forage oat crop productivity during 2010 and with the current above-average rainfall conditions expected to extend into autumn this year, rust outbreaks...
03 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia ABARE Outlook: Ag Exports To Rise
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has released its latest commodity forecasts, which predict commodity exports to exceed $250 billion...
24 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia CSIRO Ramping Up POPs Monitoring Role
AUSTRALIA - An investigation into the effectiveness of international efforts to eliminate or restrict the use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) - such as DDT, dieldrin and other toxic compounds...
23 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Massive Aussie Crop Despite Floods
AUSTRALIA - Despite the devastation caused by the floods down the Australian east coast over the 2010-11 harvest, the latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences...
Crop Industry News from Australia Uncovering Genome Secrets of Blackleg Fungus
AUSTRALIA - The genome of the Blackleg fungus, which causes the most damaging disease to canola crops worldwide, has been sequenced for the first time by a team of French and Australian scientists. ...
22 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Record Grain Harvest for South Australia
AUSTRALIA - South Australian Minister for Agriculture Michael O'Brien has welcomed the Australia Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences latest estimate of a record grain harvest...
Crop Industry News from Australia Provoking Results from Crop Sequencing Trials
AUSTRALIA - The latest results from the Department of Agriculture and Food's Dynamic Crop Sequencing trials at Katanning and Wongan Hills will be presented at its Agribusiness Crop Updates 2011...
17 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Ethanol Pulling In US and Global Corn Supplies
AUSTRALIA - Corn ending stocks in the US are the lowest since 1995-96, according to the latest US Department of Agriculture report. ...
16 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia ABARES Says Winter Crop Up 19 Per Cent
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has today released its latest Australian crop report, which estimates that the 2010-11 national...
14 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia La Nina Causes Pest Outbreaks in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The recent floods brought about by the La Nina weather pattern have created headaches for farmers battling insect pests. according to the Queensalnd Government. ...
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