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Crop Industry News: Australia

13 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Harvest 'Could Be Best In 10 Years'
AUSTRALIA – Winter grain crops in the Australian state of New South Wales are shaping up to be the best in a decade, according to one news supplier....
08 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Grains Expected To 'Fall Short'
AUSTRALIA – Further questions have been raised over Australia's struggling grain production, which experts have warned could fall "below previous expectations", an industry website has reported....
30 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Winter Conditions 'The Best In 20 Years'
AUSTRALIA – Growing conditions for some of Australia's winter crops have been the best in two decades after persistent rainfall gave fields a significant boost in May, an official has said....
28 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Town Bucks Recession Trend
AUSTRALIA – While most of Australia's economic centres were hit hard by the recent global downturn, one of the country's main sugar-producing towns "barely flinched", a newspaper has reported....
Crop Industry News from Australia Risk Assessing Wheat Fields Can Pay Off
AUSTRALIA – Wheat farmers could potentially boost their harvests by reviewing the risk of disease to their fields and targeting resources to protect their most susceptible areas, an expert...
24 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Growing Season Outlook
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Department of Agriculture and Food has released its seasonal outlook for the remainder of the winter growing season....
22 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Expectations Cut
AUSTRALIA – The rise in Australian sugar exports is expected to be much lower than initially hoped after heavy rains and cyclones have lashed fields across the nation....
21 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Victoria Set For GM Canola Trials
AUSTRALIA – Initial field tests of genetically modified (GM) canola are being arranged by authorities in the Australian state of Victoria....
18 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Canola Price Boosted By Rain
AUSTRALIA – Wet weather in Canada's main canola-producing states has helped to raise prices of the oilseed in Australia, a news service has reported....
16 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Strong Season Ahead For Sugar Cane
AUSTRALIA – One of Australia's major northern sugar mills is anticipating its best season in several years, with cane crushing now underway, a news website has reported....
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Hopes Lifted, Barley Forecast Down
AUSTRALIA – Wheat growers in Australia are braced for the best harvest in at least five years, as long as rains continue and locusts are kept under control, official forecasters have said,...
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Adopt GM Canola
AUSTRALIA – The Australian agriculture minister has said that a government decision to lift the ban on genetically modified (GM) canola has been welcomed by some farmers....
15 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Welcome $43m 'War On Locusts'
AUSTRALIA – Crop farmers in southern Australia are supporting the government's proposal to invest millions of dollars in protection against a locust plague of "biblical proportions", a newspaper...
11 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Canola Growers Reap Rewards
AUSTRALIA – Recent surges in the price of canola are providing a "good opportunity" for farmers in Western Australia, a news network has reported....
09 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmer's Herbicide Tolerance Worries
AUSTRALIA – A New South Wales farmer has expressed concern that weeds may grow tolerant to herbicides as the popularity of genetically-modified (GM) canola increases....
08 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Dry Weather Threat To Canola
AUSTRALIA – Persistent dry weather is posing a threat to crops in Australia's largest canola-producing state, with officials warning that fields may be destroyed if rains do not arrive soon,...
03 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Planting 75 per cent Complete
AUSTRALIA – Grain sowing in Western Australia, the nation's biggest wheat-exporter, will be more than three quarters complete this week after increased moisture levels accelerated work in the...
28 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia High Cane Output 'Won't Yield Extra Sugar'
AUSTRALIA - This season's Australian cane crop is expected to be greater in overall volume but down in actual sugar content....
26 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Cane Harvest 'to See a Promising Start'
AUSTRALIA – Sugar cane farmers in Queensland and New South Wales will soon be making a start on this season's harvest of the crop, according to a local newspaper....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers 'Need Rain to Continue'
AUSTRALIA – Crop growers in New South Wales (NSW) have welcomed recent heavy rains and hope that they will continue through to spring....
25 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Barley Growers 'On Powdery Mildew Alert'
AUSTRALIA - Farmers planning to grow barley in the Lower Great Southern this season have been advised to protect their crop after signs of a serious fungal disease were detected....
24 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers 'Nervous About Late Planting'
AUSTRALIA – Following the north east's unusually wet summer and much drier conditions in April and May, growers across Australia are getting nervous about this season's planting schedule, according...
20 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Canola Output 'Could Hit 10-Year High'
AUSTRALIA – Australian canola production may climb by 19 per cent to its highest level in ten years, an industry organisation has claimed....
19 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Farmers Enjoy Currency Boost
AUSTRALIA – Wheat prices in Australia are set to see modest gains, but any increases are purely down to the nation's weakening currency and not an indication of market strength, a major grain...
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Welcome Defeat of GM Crop Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Farmers Federation has said it is not surprised that a move to ban genetically modified (GM) crops in the state has been defeated in the upper house of the state...
17 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Shock Over High Seed Costs
AUSTRALIA - The rising cost of seeds has been highlighted, with canola prices said to be prohibitive to growing. ...
12 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Funding for Crop Research Announced
AUSTRALIA - Scientists in India and Australia are to receive funding for research into biotechnology in a bid to aid crop production....
10 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Canola Planting Likely to be Diminished
AUSTRALIA - Spells of dry weather in Western Australia have adversely hit canola planting in the region, it has been reported. ...
06 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Canola Production Could Increase, Report Says
AUSTRALIA - Canola production in Australia could increase this harvest as better weather saw higher plantings, according to a report....
29 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Agriculture 'Expected to Benefit from Economic Recovery'
AUSTRALIA - Key agricultural industries across Western Australia are expected to benefit from the steady recovery in global economic conditions, it has been claimed....
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