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29 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Great Barrier Reef Farmers 'Have Better Management'
Farmers in the Great Barrier Reef catchment area are more likely to have land, resource and crop management practices in place, according to a new report....
28 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Gairdner revealed as Victoria's most popular barley
AUSTRALIA - A new report has shown that gairdner is the most sought-after barley in the Australian state of Victoria. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Cockatoos Enjoy Sorghum Crop
AUSTRALIA - Cockatoos have been tucking into sorghum crops in Queensland, although the summer crop is still set to be the best in at least ten years....
27 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Early Seeding Gives Greater Opportunities
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers who start seeding early this year will have the chance to use their crops for grazing in winter without sacrificing grain yield, it has been claimed....
Crop Industry News from Australia Locust Surveys Continue
AUSTRALIA - The second week of locust surveys is underway in South Australia by biosecurity officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA)....
Crop Industry News from Australia Growers Urged to Monitor Mice Activity
AUSTRALIA - Growers in Western Australia's mid-west and south coast areas have been warned to keep a check on mice activity in a bid to protect their crops....
22 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Growers Tackle Locusts With Insecticide
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in central-west New South Wales are turning to insecticides in a bid to tackle the locust plague that has hit the state....
21 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought Eases But More Rain Needed
AUSTRALIA - Drought conditions in New South Wales (NSW) are at a nine-year low but follow-up rain is still needed, farmers have said....
20 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Urged to Give Fields Grass-Free Break
AUSTRALIA - Taking a grass-free break from cereals is the best way to reduce the risk of yield loss from crown rot in subsequent crops....
Crop Industry News from Australia Domestic Wheat Use Exceeds 0.5m tonnes
AUSTRALIA - Domestic wheat use in Australia reached 510,700 tonnes in February this year, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics....
Crop Industry News from Australia Positive Conditions for NSW Grain Growers
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in central-west New South Wales are entering the winter crop sowing period with a full moisture profile and many planting options....
19 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Exports Down
AUSTRALIA - Wheat exports from Australia were down in February to 1.2 million tonnes from the 1.4 million tonnes released from the country in January....
Crop Industry News from Australia Dry Weather Could Halt Plantings
AUSTRALIA - Dry weather forecast for many of the grain-growing regions in Australia could deny farmers a planting window for winter crops, it has been suggested....
15 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia CSIRO Develops Highest Yielding Salt Tolerant Wheat
AUSTRALIA - In a major breakthrough for wheat farmers in salt-affected areas, CSIRO researchers have developed a salt tolerant durum wheat that yields 25 per cent more grain than the parent variety...
14 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Locusts Damage 10,000 Hectares of Crops
AUSTRALIA - Locusts have caused major crop damage in the central-west region of New South Wales in Australia, it has been reported....
Crop Industry News from Australia Help For Africa to Boost Food Security
AUSTRALIA - Australia is to help African countries boost their food security....
13 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia NSW Wheat Sowing Hit by Price Falls
AUSTRALIA - Wheat sowing in New South Wales is expected to be lower than last year as farmers are switching to higher-priced crops....
09 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia GM Trials for Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - CISRO is to plant the first trials of GM barley in Western Australia shortly....
08 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia GM Applications Submitted
AUSTRALIA - Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a consultation document for applications to approve the sale of genetically modified (GM) foods and a processing aid from...
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Forecast Revised Upwards Following Rainfall
AUSTRALIA - Dutch-owned financial institution Rabobank has raised its forecast for Australia's 2010-11 wheat harvest....
06 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Face Further Delays in Cane Plantings
AUSTRALIA - Cane farmers in north Queensland are facing further delays in crop plantings because of heavy rain....
01 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Strong Demand for GM-Free Crops Expected
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in South Australia will see strong worldwide demand for grains that have not been genetically modified (GM), it has been predicted....
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Firm Plans Expansion
AUSTRALIA - The Kangaroo Island Pure Grain (KIPG) company is looking to expand its network of growers and include non-farmers in its contributor list....
26 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Threatened By Drought
AUSTRALIA – Rising wheat production could be hampered by drought in western Australia, the National Australia Bank has warned....
25 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Research Identifies Sunflower TSV Tolerance
AUSTRALIA - Research now entering its third summer season has identified sunflower hybrids with significant tolerance to devastating Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV) disease which could pave the way...
24 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Cyclone Damages $60m of Crops
AUSTRALIA - Cyclone Ului could have cost cane farmers in Queensland up to A$60 million....
23 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain Growers 'Must Understand New Fertiliser Technologies'
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers and advisers must understand the potential of new fertiliser technologies in order to improve environments and crop management systems, it has been advised....
Crop Industry News from Australia Barley Variety Should Be Considered Carefully
AUSTRALIA - Farmers should ensure they select the right variety of barley, as it can have a positive impact on yield and gross income....
22 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Warned of Locust Plagues
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in north-west New South Wales are being warned that a bumper locust season could ravage their crops....
Crop Industry News from Australia Silicon Spray 'Reduces Fungicide Use on Crops'
AUSTRALIA - Researchers in Australia have found a method to reduce the amount of fungicides used on crops....
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