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Dalby bio-refinery fire may impact plant’s grain use

Guest Author, 26 May 2017

A fire in the early hours of this morning at United Ethanol’s Dalby Bio-Refinery may impact the supply of grain in the short-term to the plant, which is a significant user of sorghum and feed barley on Queensland’s Darling Downs.

GrainCorp posts half-year underlying profit of $100m

Guest Author, 11 May 2017

Graincorp has reported a half-year Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation figure of $236 million and an Underlying Net Profit After Tax of $100m, both well up on comparable 2016 results.

Premier crops on Liverpool Plains shine in Premer Shield

Grain Central, 03 May 2017

A crop of MR-Scorpio sorghum grown by Joe Fleming, ‘Parraweena’, Willow Tree, has taken out this year’s Premer Shield, awarded for the best sorghum crop grown in the Liverpool Plains district of northern NSW.

What do the best sorghum growers do differently?

Guest Author, 28 April 2017

Data from 75 sorghum crops grown over the last four years on farmers’ fields on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland showed the best performing field were sown early, had higher levels of nitrogen and were on farms having low farm debt.

Sorghum breeding time set to halve

Grain Central, 27 April 2017

In a major step forward for Australian farmers, new research from the US will result in a significantly quicker sorghum breeding process.

Liverpool Plains rain stymies summer-crop harvest, buoys winter prospects

Guest Author, 30 March 2017

Heavy rain over much of the Liverpool Plains in north west NSW in recent weeks has given many growers enough moisture to consider double cropping, provided forecast falls do not further delay the harvest of sorghum and dryland cotton.

What triggered the Rutherglen bug invasion this summer?

Neil Lyon, 10 March 2017

Just what caused the virtual plague of Rutherglen bugs that invaded northern cropping areas in unprecedented numbers over summer has had scientists searching for answers.

Heat and dryness reduce sorghum prospects

Grain Central, 10 March 2017

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysts predict Australian sorghum production for 2016/17 will reach 1.2 million tonnes (Mt), down 0.8Mt or 41pc from last year.

Southern Queensland growers glad to see back of tough summer

Guest Author, 28 February 2017

Yields for sorghum crops now being harvested on the Darling Downs are coming in well below average and growers are now hoping for autumn rain to bolster prospects for a winter crop which makes up for the challenging summer.

Darling Downs summer crop tour confirms sorghum’s ill thrift

Henry Wells, 27 February 2017

Cooperation between affiliates in two states, members of Grain NSW and Queensland Agricultural Merchants (QAM), culminated in a forum in Toowoomba last Friday.