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07 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Western State Could Suffer 20-Year Crop Low
AUSTRALIA – West Australia could see its worst wheat harvest in over two decades as a result of continuing drought conditions....
06 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Fears For Wet Sugar Cane
AUSTRALIA – Unseasonably wet weather conditions have disrupted the country's sugar cane harvest....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Can't Afford To Buy Water
WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA – Farmers in south-west Australia are struggling to buy water, after excessively dry weather has led to reduced allocations....
05 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Locust Beds Under-Reported in North-West
AUSTRALIA – Authorities in north-west Australia have said that under-reporting of locust beds in the region has left rangers surprised by the scale of the problem....
04 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Famers 'Don't Understand Drought Impact'
AUSTRALIA – A grain handling company in Western Australia has warned that farmers in the state are unaware of how devastating the current drought could be....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmer Opposes Locust Spraying Programmes
AUSTRALIA – A farmer in Victoria, Australia, is voicing his opposition to the widespread locust spraying programmes that have been instigated in four of the country's states....
30 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Airborne Locusts Pose Greatest Threat
AUSTRALIA - A locust control officer has warned that the biggest threat for farmers in south-east South Australia is an airborne invasion....
29 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Stocks Decline in August
AUSTRALIA – New figures released show that Australian wheat stocks declined by 15 per cent in August....
28 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia SA Authorities Positive about Locust Outlook
AUSTRALIA – The Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA) is positive about the possibility of stemming the current locust outbreak in the region....
27 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Pesticide Advice Given After Locust Outbreak
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in South Australia's Riverland have been urged to obtain supplies of suitable insecticides to tackle a potential locust outbreak....
Crop Industry News from Australia Crop Futures May Reach All-Time High
AUSTRALIA - Corn and soybean prices are expected to rise later this week, after speculators' buying pushed up crop futures....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Warned of Transport Delays
AUSTRALIA – Farmers have been warned that they must move grain by container this year in order to avoid transport delays....
24 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Crop Locust Spraying Planned
AUSTRALIA – New South Wales wheat farmers are due to have their crops protected from locusts as a widespread spraying programme is due to begin this weekend....
23 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Farmers Told Not To Rely On Rail
AUSTRALIA – Train shortages have reportedly ruled out Australia's rail network as a transport alternative to move this season's bumper harvest of grains....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Braced For Wet Spring
AUSTRALIA – Grain-producing regions across most of Australia are expected to see a wetter-than-average harvest this year, it has been reported....
22 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Asian Markets "Keenly Interested" In Wheat
AUSTRALIA – Grains marketer AWB has reportedly said that Asian customers are showing increasing interest in Australia's wheat, as wet weather continues to ravage the Canadian crop....
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Estimates Trimmed In WA
AUSTRALIA – Grain forecasters in Western Australia (WA) are reportedly cutting the state's wheat production outlook by 18 per cent, warning that crops could begin to deteriorate as dry weather...
Crop Industry News from Australia Noodle Wheat Class 'A Boost To WA Farmers'
AUSTRALIA – Grain producers in Western Australia (WA) will soon benefit from increased marketing flexibility, as a result of a new noodle wheat class developed to meet demand from the Japanese...
20 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wet Spring Forecasts Arrive With Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA – While grain farmers across Australia have enjoyed plentiful rains during the current growing season, new forecasts have suggested that conditions could remain wet for some time...
Crop Industry News from Australia Transport Issues 'A Threat To Bumper Grains'
AUSTRALIA – Looming transport shortages could pose a serious threat to Australia's third-largest winter grain crop on record, it has been reported....
17 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia More Water 'A Boost To NSW Rice Growers'
AUSTRALIA – Irrigators in the Murrumbidgee and Murray Valleys regions of the Australian state New South Wales (NSW) are reportedly "thrilled" to have been offered more water....
16 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia New Pasta Wheat Released in South Australia
AUSTRALIA – A new variety of durum wheat has reportedly been released by officials in the state of South Australia....
Crop Industry News from Australia Locust Hatchings Detected In Victoria
AUSTRALIA – Further concerns have been raised over the extent of Australia's ongoing locust plague, after hatchings were reportedly observed in another two states....
Crop Industry News from Australia Victoria Floods See Canola Crops Written Off
AUSTRALIA – Oilseed farmers in south-western parts of the Australian state of Victoria have reportedly decided that their canola crops are worthless – and will begin operations to spray them...
15 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Aphids 'Attacking Ord Valley'
AUSTRALIA – Aphids have reportedly caused millions of dollars worth of crop damage in Western Australia's Ord Irrigation Scheme, making this the second year in a row that pests have threatened...
Crop Industry News from Australia 'Surprise' Locust Swarm Threatens Queensland Fields
AUSTRALIA – Swarms of spur-throated locusts currently invading parts of Australia were thought to be under control in central Queensland, but a large band of the pest has reportedly been detected...
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Exports To Hit 14-Year High
AUSTRALIA – Shipments of Australian wheat are expected to reach their highest volume in at least 14 years, according to the country's official commodities bureau Abare, whose latest report...
14 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Price Volatility Could Concern Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Volatility in the wheat market is as much of a concern as the commodity's high price, a report has claimed....
Crop Industry News from Australia Floods Could Prompt 'Best Season In Years'
AUSTRALIA – Some farmers in the state of South Australia have reportedly said that the latest heavy rain and flooding could set them up for one of their best seasons in more than ten years....
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain-Delayed Cane Harvest 'Half Complete'
AUSTRALIA – Cane harvesting in Australia, the world's third-largest sugar exporter, is reportedly around half completed, but behind schedule, as wet weather continues to hold up the cutting...
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