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13 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia South Korea Named 'Top Sugar Market'
AUSTRALIA – Cane producers in the Australian state Queensland have reportedly sold more than 20 million tonnes of raw sugar this year to the Asian nation South Korea....
09 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farms Submerged By Severe Flooding
AUSTRALIA – Floodwaters are reportedly moving throughout the Australian state of Victoria as an increasing number of farms become submerged....
08 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Dampens Queensland Sugar Harvest
AUSTRALIA – Persistent rainfall in northern parts of the Australian state Queensland is reportedly causing major disruption to the area's sugar cane harvest....
07 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Queensland Barley Growers 'On Rust Alert'
AUSTRALIA – The state government for Australia's Queensland has urged the region's barley farmers to scout their crops for signs of rust, warning that they could face the risk of serious yield...
Crop Industry News from Australia Fire-Hit Wallaroo Silos Assessed For Damage
AUSTRALIA – Fire damage to grain silos on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair, it has been reported....
Crop Industry News from Australia Hybrid Canola Proving Popular With Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Significant increases in the adoption of hybrid canola varieties have led to transgenic species of the oilseed accounting for 40 per cent of Australian seed sales this year, it...
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Exports Rise With Higher Demand
AUSTRALIA – Shipments of wheat from Australia will continue at high levels following a jump in July volumes, as supply from drought-affected Black Sea countries continues to dwindle, according...
06 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia More Organic Pesticides 'Could Be Approved'
AUSTRALIA – Australia's main pesticide regulator has reportedly hinted that it may approve more organic locust sprays if the industry were to submit a request....
Crop Industry News from Australia NSW Farmers See 'First Above-Average Rain In 10 Years'
AUSTRALIA – Water officials in the Australian state New South Wales (NSW) have welcomed rain in southern catchments of the area, with the region having reportedly gone through the lowest inflow...
03 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Revised Hatching Dates 'Make Locust Control Difficult'
AUSTRALIA – State authorities in parts of Australia are preparing for a harder-than-expected locust control operation, as amended hatching dates are released....
02 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Industry 'To Push Its Green Credentials'
AUSTRALIA – The newly-appointed chief executive of Australian lobby group Canegrowers has said that he wants to promote the eco-friendly credentials of the country's sugar industry....
01 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Winter 'Was Not As Wet As It Felt'
AUSTRALIA – Though many of the region's farmers have complained of particularly wet conditions, south-eastern Australia has actually seen normal winter rain for the first time in five years....
Crop Industry News from Australia Queensland Authorities Wage War On Locusts
AUSTRALIA – Fears that spur-throated locust plagues could devastate crops in the Australian state Queensland next year have been quashed by new efforts to eliminate the destructive pest....
31 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Queensland Farmers Pessimistic About Future
AUSTRALIA – The latest national Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has shown that sentiment among Australian farmers is weakest in Queensland....
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Areas Receive 'Desperately Needed' Rain
AUSTRALIA – Grain farmers in the Western Australia state, the country's largest wheat-producing region last year, have enjoyed some much-needed rain over the weekend, with further showers reportedly...
27 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Cane Harvesting Delayed By Rains
AUSTRALIA – Sugar cane harvesting in Australia, the world's third-largest exporter of the commodity, is being delayed by rainfall, according to one producers' group, raising concerns that the...
26 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Insecticide Approved For Canola Moths
AUSTRALIA – Farmers of canola on the Lower Eyre Peninsula in the South Australia state have been granted a permit to use horticultural insecticides on their crops. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Locust Eggs Laid In High Country
AUSTRALIA – Locust eggs are thought to have been observed in parts of the Australian state Victoria, suggesting that farmers in the region could be facing a pest outbreak. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Monsanto Buys Western Australia Wheat Breeder
AUSTRALIA – One of the world's leading agricultural biotech organisations, Monsanto, has reportedly bought part of the Western Australian Government's grain breeding company, Intergrain. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Gavilon Seeks Wheat Export Licence
AUSTRALIA – Agribusiness company Gavilon Group has announced that it has applied for a permit to export bulk wheat from Australia, following a decision to increase its operations in the country....
25 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Not Expected To Slow Locust Hatchings
Crop farmers across the Australian state of Victoria have been told that rainfall may not reduce the number of locusts starting to hatch in northern parts of the area this spring....
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Prices Driven By 'Panic Buying'
AUSTRALIA – A commodities expert has suggested that 'panic buying' of grain is to blame for rocketing wheat prices amid the global uncertainty after the recent European weather woes and Russia's...
Crop Industry News from Australia New Website To Help In Fight Against Locusts
AUSTRALIA –Biosecurity Queensland has announced that it will launch a new website aimed at providing farmers with the latest information on the Australian state's current locust infestation....
24 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Prices Reach New Highs
AUSTRALIA – Recent world events have been cited as possible reasons for the current high price of sugar on US markets, which currently stands at its strongest position for more than five months....
Crop Industry News from Australia New South Wales 'Too Wet For Locust Checks'
AUSTRALIA – The ground across much of the Australian state New South Wales is currently too moist for work to identify the extent of locust hatchings to go ahead....
20 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Irrigation Scheme on Track for 2011 Roll-Out
AUSTRALIA – Western Australia's regional development minister has said that stage two of the state's Ord River irrigation programme is on target to be rolled out in 2011....
19 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Locusts on the Move in Queensland
AUSTRALIA – Hot weather in western parts of the state of Queensland is expected to prompt large swarms of spur-throated locusts to move into other areas....
Crop Industry News from Australia Russian Export Ban Boosts Barley Prices
AUSTRALIA – Prices of barley, along with other cereal grains, have spiked as a result of Russia's ban on exports...
18 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Supply and Exports Monthly - August 2010
AUSTRALIA - Wheat exports in June 2010 decreased to 200,000 tonnes to 1.2 million tonnes, according to the monthly report on wheat stocks, use and exports from ABARE. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Shortage of Farm Workers to Continue
AUSTRALIA – New research has found that the agricultural sector is short of at least 96,000 full-time and around 10,000 part-time workers....
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