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04 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Cyclone Damage to Sugarcane is Limited
AUSTRALIA - Sugar prices turned sharply lower, amid thoughts that Cyclone Yasi had not dealt Australia's cane plantations as big a blow as had been feared, with the slide hastened by a sudden...
02 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Bumper Aussie Wheat Harvest Heralds Sowings Jump
The lure of high wheat prices, and margins four times those of two years ago, is to inspire record wheat sowings in eastern Australian for the late-2011 crop even before combines have finished...
17 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Correct Use of Fumigant in Stored Grain Urged
AUSTRALIA - Australian growers in the fortunate position of having grain to store this year are being provided with timely support to ensure they protect their yields and safeguard their enterprises...
13 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Assistance to Farmers in Floods
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government has issued a package of measures to assist farmers who have lost crops and stock during the recent floods. ...
11 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Agriculture Minister Discusses Impact of Australian Floods
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Senator Joe Ludwig, told a meeting of state and territory agricultural ministers and the National Farmer's Federation, he remained optimistic about the...
03 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Australia Effective Grain Storage Critical to Ensure Quality
Preserving grain quality through effective on-farm storage will be critical following this year's rain-affected harvest. ...
24 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia AWB 2010/11 Wheat Pool: Market Settling
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Wheat Board's 2010/11 season estimated pool returns (EPRs) for wheat have declined slightly this week, as global wheat markets settle back from recent highs and domestic...
23 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Damage to Aussie Wheat Not as Bad as Expected
AUSTRALIA - The rains which are still dogging harvest progress in parts of eastern Australia have not caused as much damage to wheat as initially feared - even though the cost in crop downgrades...
22 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Record Cotton Acres Planted in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Australian 2010/11 cotton crop is setting new heights for the industry, says cottonaustralia.com.au. ...
21 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rewards from Changing Farming Practices
The only constant on Craig and Helen Reynolds' farm at Congupna in Victoria, Australia is change. ...
17 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia December 2010 Australian Wheat Supply and Exports Report
Australian wheat stocks and use are estimated that around 4.0 million tonnes of wheat that was held in stock in Australia at the start of November 2010, compared with 5.8 million tonnes at...
Crop Industry News from Australia Reducing the Impact of Insects in Next Year’s Crops
South Australian and Western Victorian grain growers are being encouraged to take measures over the coming months to reduce the impact of insect pests in next year's crops, according to the grdc.com.au....
Crop Industry News from Australia Research to Deliver ‘Healthier’ Grains
AUSTRALIA - Four of Australia's research institutions will collaborate over the next three years on the fast-track development of new ‘healthier' varieties of three of the world's most...
14 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Has Record Yields, But Quality Concerns
AUSTRALIA - Record yields are still expected for winter crops, despite the adverse effect on quality of the recent rain in eastern Australia, according to the latest Australian Government Crop...
09 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia General Mills Sells Frozen Bakery, Increases Retail Focus
AUSTRALIA – General Mills is selling its Croissant King and van den Bergh’s frozen bakery business in Australia to Kerry Group, a global food and ingredients company headquartered in Ireland. ...
07 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Lupin Genome Project to Drive Crop Improvements
AUSTRALIA - Researchers will soon start sequencing the narrow leaf lupin genome as part of the first plant genome sequencing project managed in Australia. ...
06 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Insurance In Development To Help Manage Seasonal Risk
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture and Food is working with the Western Australian grains industry to develop commercial insurance products, allowing growers to better manage seasonal...
12 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Desiccate Field Peas for Best Harvest, Seed
AUSTRALIA - More favourable seasonal conditions require different harvest management of field peas this year, after the hot dry years have naturally desiccated crops. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Harvest Could Damage Roads
AUSTRALIA – Officials in Loddon Shire have said that they are concerned over the damage to roads during this year's harvest....
10 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Global Perspective on Food Security
AUSTRALIA - The head of one of the region’s major grains traders will provide a unique overview of the future of grains trading in a global marketplace at the International Grains Forum to...
Crop Industry News from Australia Locusts Migrate Between States
AUSTRALIA – Locusts from western Queensland have now been located in New South Wales, according to reports....
09 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Continues To Disrupt Sugar Harvest
AUSTRALIA – Mackay district sugar mills could face running out of sugar cane to process after wet weather overnight slowed crop harvesting....
Crop Industry News from Australia Continued Wet Weather Dampens Sugar Hopes
AUSTRALIA – Concerns have been raised about the continued wet weather in parts of Australia, with a sugar production company saying that it could hamper cane crop harvesting....
08 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Locust Watch Intensifies In Victoria
AUSTRALIA – Victorian locust control officials are bracing themselves for a busy period as the weather improves in the state over the next few days....
04 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Scientists Pursue Rice Development
AUSTRALIA – Scientists are continuing to develop new ways of growing emerging rice varieties in the Top End region of the Northern Territory....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Reminded Of Locust Responsibilities
AUSTRALIA – Officials in South Australia have reminded farmers of their responsibilities to control the spread of locusts on their own land....
03 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Locusts 'Could Contaminate Grain'
AUSTRALIA – Experts have voiced fears that the current locust plague affecting parts of the country could result in a reduction of wheat and barley quality....
Crop Industry News from Australia Unexpected Locust Species Found
AUSTRALIA – Officials in the central-west area of New South Wales have been 'caught off-guard' after discovering an unexpected species of large locust in the region....
02 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Flooding Damages New South Wales Crops
AUSTRALIA – Crops worth as much as A$10,000 (£6,246.37) may have been lost in the Riverina area of New South Wales as a result of recent flooding....
Crop Industry News from Australia Locust Spraying To Resume In Victoria
AUSTRALIA – Locust surveillance and spraying in central Victoria is to resume, after activity was halted due to rain at the weekend....
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