Aggressive soil disturbance techniques designed to reshape the soil profile and overcome a range of underlying constraints are starting to pay dividends for an extensive cropping enterprise in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt.
When planning investments for 2017 harvest machinery, a chaff cart may prove an economic option for taking pre-emptive action against future problem weeds and herbicide resistance issues.
Canola growers gearing up for a surge in plantings this winter cropping season have been forced to dip into their stocks of farm-retained, open pollinated varieties to make up for a shortfall in seed supplies of commercial hybrid lines.
Widespread rains across Western Australia’s grainbelt at the end of January and the start of February have given growers a promising head start for the forthcoming winter cropping program.
Now WA growers have a clearer understanding of their financial position after winter crop harvest, they need to start planning for the year ahead.
Grain growers are urged to adopt the Scouting Movement’s motto and ‘be prepared’ for the risk of a big year for crop pests and diseases.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA) have identified 21,000 new genes in bread wheat.
A rising middle class and changing dietary habits in Asia are creating new opportunities for Australian oat production, driving the continued expansion of the industry beyond the traditional growing regions in Western Australia.
New Doppler radar installations at Newdegate and South Doodlakine in Western Australia have extended radar coverage across the grainbelt, providing growers, agribusiness and rural communities with detailed rainfall and wind information to make better-informed decisions.
While south-eastern Australia sweltered through record heatwaves over summer, Western Australia recorded a cool, wet start to the year with widespread flooding across the south-west.