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Crop Industry News: Australia

18 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia CSIRO and Bayer to Focus on Sustainable Crops
AUSTRALIA - CSIRO and Bayer CropScience are embarking on a new two-year research programme designed to assess the sustainability of new generation crops....
Crop Industry News from Australia CSIRO Helps Unmask Devastating Crop Disease
AUSTRALIA - As part of an international consortium, CSIRO scientists have played an important role in uncovering groundbreaking new information about Fusarium – a fungus capable of devastating...
Crop Industry News from Australia Low Sunflower Crops Could Boost Rapeseed
AUSTRALIA – Poorer-than-expected sunflower crops may help to boost rapeseed oil prices, as dry weather hampered the former's crops....
17 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rainfall Breaks Drought But May Not Last
AUSTRALIA - Rainfall in New South Wales has broken the drought in much of the state but may not be the end of farmers' problems....
16 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Saves Queensland Sorghum Crop
AUSTRALIA - A dry 2009 threatened to ruin Queensland's sorghum crops, but prospects are looking up following rainfall this year....
15 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Satellite Technology Aids Crop Production
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in Victoria are turning to more hi-tech methods to boost grain yields on their land....
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Call For Reinstatement of Water Catchment
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in the North Burnett region in south-east Queensland are calling for the reinstallation of a water catchment device to aid their crops....
11 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Farm Export Forecast Released
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) has released its predictions for the value of the country's farm exports....
05 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Research Aims for Higher Value Lupin Markets
AUSTRALIA - Current research into lowering alkaloid levels in lupins could help growers achieve valuable new markets both overseas and nationally. ...
04 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Analysts Reject Rising Wheat Prediction
AUSTRALIA - Experts have rejected the prediction that Australia's wheat crop will rise, saying weak prices will see farmers turn to alternative crops....
Crop Industry News from Australia Falling Grain Prices Forecast to End
AUSTRALIA - A growing population and greater demand from biofuels and livestock are expected to keep world grains and oilseeds prices relatively high over the medium term, delegates at the ABARE...
03 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Irrigators Adapt to Water Scarcity
AUSTRALIA - Irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin have demonstrated a significant capacity to adapt to low water availability conditions, delegates at the ABARE Outlook conference heard in Canberra....
02 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Best Wheat Varieties Highlighted
AUSTRALIA - Derrimut and wyalkatchem are the two top recommended wheat varieties for grazing in the Mallee, it has been claimed....
Crop Industry News from Australia Agriculture Must Adapt to Climate Change
AUSTRALIA - Australian agriculture needs to adapt now to climate change according to a CSIRO book Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Preparing Australian Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry...
25 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Soybean Estimate Revised Down
AUSTRALIA - The estimated total soybean production for Australia this year has been reduced....
23 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Nominations for Agricultural Innovation Wanted
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is highlighting and furthering agricultural development in its second annual awards ceremony....
18 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Herbicide-Resistant Barley Awaiting Approval
AUSTRALIA - A herbicide-resistant barley could be available for farmers in Australia as soon as next year....
17 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rain Improves Summer Crop Yield
AUSTRALIA - Rain in Queensland and northern New South Wales has improved the yield potential for summer crops, although overall area planted is lower than last season....
15 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Rainfall 'Great for Winter Crops'
AUSTRALIA - Weekend rainfall in central west New South Wales has been welcomed by farmers....
12 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Stock Report Released
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) has released its latest wheat stocks and use report....
Crop Industry News from Australia Crop Irrigation System Survey Underway
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) has started its third survey of crop irrigation systems throughout the Murray-Darling Basin....
10 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Wheat Exporter on Trial
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Wheat Board (AWB) has gone on trial this week, with nearly 1,000 shareholders seeking compensation....
08 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia AUSTRALIA - North Has Farming Potential
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers Federation (NFF) of Australia believes there is huge potential for the development of agriculture in the north of the country, despite findings in a recent federal...
05 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Decline in Wheat Sowings Expected
AUSTRALIA - A decline in Australian sowings of wheat is expected because of weak prices, despite rains improving production hopes....
01 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia GM Canola Trials Results Released
AUSTRALIA - The results of dozens of canola trials in Australia, including some genetically modified (GM) strains, have been released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-supported...
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Cane Growers Welcome Weekend Rain
AUSTRALIA - Sugar cane growers in northern Australia have welcomed the rain that hit the area over the weekend....
28 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia Pressure Needed to Lift GM Canola Ban
AUSTRALIA - South Australian farmers are being urged to put pressure on authorities to lift the genetically-modified (GM) canola ban by leading agriculture groups....
Crop Industry News from Australia Barley 'Requires Correct Planting Environment'
AUSTRALIA - The correct variety of barley must be chosen for particular regional environments and planted during the appropriate timeframe, according to a crop expert....
27 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia CSR Rejects $1.5bn Sugar Unit Bid
AUSTRALIA - CSR Ltd has rejected an offer of AUS$1.5 billion (£812 million) for its sugar unit by Bright Food Group Company....
26 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Australia TAP Welcomed by Industry Bodies
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Transition Assistance Package (TAP) to offset grain freight costs has been welcomed by a leading wheat and barley marketer....
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