Second virus suspected in faba bean disease outbreak

The bean yellow mosaic virus outbreak that has hit faba bean crops in recent weeks, particularly in north west New South Wales, may be being amplified by the presence of a second virus…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 21, 2020

Italy volume buyer for early Australian durum exports

Around 130,00 tonnes of eastern Australian durum has been booked to load for Italy in the opening months of the new-crop shipping year…Read More

Liz Wells, September 21, 2020

India drops lentil tariff to 10pc until 31 October

Trade sources are reporting the Indian Government has cut its tariff on lentils to 10 per cent from 30pc effective from today until 31 October. ..Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Weevils spell trouble for Paterson’s curse

Producers could save money and boost weed control this spring thanks to a population boom in biocontrol agents, including crown and root weevils which can kill Paterson’s curse…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2020

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. Those planning such a career should plan to acquire the skills required…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2020

Daily Market Wire 21 September 2020

Friday’s wheat markets rallied 2-3pc. Cash wheat prices in Russia led the way as exporters, including Australia, banked gains. Patchy eastern Australian rain fell while WA anomalies deepened…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 21, 2020

Grain sector faces new opportunities, challenges on the way to 2030

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate change…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 18, 2020



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News

Recruitment: Skills acquisition to build a career in agriculture

There are satisfying and wide-ranging career opportunities in agriculture from entry level right through to senior executive positions. Those planning such a career should plan to acquire the skills required…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2020

Grain sector faces new opportunities, challenges on the way to 2030

Population growth and changing consumer dietary preferences will be positives for the grain industry over the next decade, but there will be challenges from international competition, trade tensions and climate change…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 18, 2020

Virtual AGM relays GrainGrowers’ achievements, election results

GrainGrowers used the COVID-safe medium of virtual technology to run its 62nd AGM yesterday and announce the results of the election of Western Region grower directors…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 17, 2020

Crop sector leads ag’s drought recovery despite COVID-19: ABARES

Agriculture’s crop-led recovery from drought remains on track but falling prices and global economic uncertainty from COVID-19 are forecast to temper earnings, according to ABARES…Read More

Grain Central, September 15, 2020

Weather

Ongoing shift towards La Niña increases rainfall chances

The Bureau of Meteorology says it is highly likely that La Niña conditions will be sustained until at least the end of the year, increasing the chance of above average rainfall across much of Australia during spring…Read More

Grain Central, September 16, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Sept 2020

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to far south-west Western Australia, and south-east Australia, while a surface trough produced showers and moderate falls in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 16, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 9 Sept 2020

A series of cold fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Western Australia, and western Tasmania, while moist onshore flow produced showers along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 9, 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 2 Sept 2020

A cold front brought moderate falls to western Tasmania and southern to north-east Victoria, while moist onshore flow produced moderate falls along the north-east tropical coast of Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, September 2, 2020

Cropping

Second virus suspected in faba bean disease outbreak

The bean yellow mosaic virus outbreak that has hit faba bean crops in recent weeks, particularly in north west New South Wales, may be being amplified by the presence of a second virus…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 21, 2020

Weevils spell trouble for Paterson’s curse

Producers could save money and boost weed control this spring thanks to a population boom in biocontrol agents, including crown and root weevils which can kill Paterson’s curse…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2020

Scientists solve 70-year mystery of the origins of oat disease

Researchers have uncovered the genetic origin of an oat disease that reached epidemic proportions in the United States in the 1940s…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Fungal diseases challenge eastern cereal crops in wet year

As a long-awaited seasonal turnaround continues, NSW growers are on high alert for the development of cereal fungal diseases such as spot form net blotch, scald, powdery mildew and rust…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Markets

Italy volume buyer for early Australian durum exports

Around 130,00 tonnes of eastern Australian durum has been booked to load for Italy in the opening months of the new-crop shipping year…Read More

Liz Wells, September 21, 2020

India drops lentil tariff to 10pc until 31 October

Trade sources are reporting the Indian Government has cut its tariff on lentils to 10 per cent from 30pc effective from today until 31 October. ..Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Daily Market Wire 21 September 2020

Friday’s wheat markets rallied 2-3pc. Cash wheat prices in Russia led the way as exporters, including Australia, banked gains. Patchy eastern Australian rain fell while WA anomalies deepened…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 21, 2020

Daily Market Wire 18 September 2020

Wheat markets advanced a further 2pc overnight. The Chinese corn futures market remained at contract highs. A Saudi barley tender will test Australia’s competitiveness.  Australian wheat, barley and canola values firmed…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, September 18, 2020

Machinery

Producers warned to be mindful of farm machinery scam

Police are warning farmers to remain vigilant to scams relating to purchasing farm machinery and vehicles, following recent reports of fake online stores…Read More

Grain Central, July 17, 2020

Electric tractors and machinery – the time has arrived

A study into the future of electric vehicles and robotics in agriculture has found that the move is on to develop electric farm vehicles…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

Tasmania extends quad bike rebate scheme

The Tasmanian Government’s quad bike safety rebate, which was due to end on 30 June 2020, has been extended to 10 October 2021.

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Grain Central, July 7, 2020

Rain, tax incentives send machinery sales into overdrive

The return to favourable seasonal conditions in eastern states, coupled with the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off tax incentive, has driven a surge in farm machinery sales…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 29, 2020

Property

Strength in recent NSW cropping and grazing property market

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact across the real estate industry, but rural property listings are being much less affected, property agency Colliers International said in a recent NSW market report…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Ag land prices at record highs, but low growth ahead

While prices of Australian agricultural land are at record highs in many regions, the market is entering a new phase, with low – to no – growth in median prices forecast over the next 18 months, according to Rabobank…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2020

Solid seasons bring WA listings to market

Family farmers and corporates with a local presence are showing interest in spring offerings to the property market in WA, where values appear to be holding up despite COVID-related border closures keeping some interested parties away…Read More

Liz Wells, September 1, 2020

Northern NSW light on listings as spring approaches

Agents in the northern half of NSW are seeing fewer spring listings coming forward than those in the south, despite the excellent season in most districts…Read More

Liz Wells, August 24, 2020

Beef Central

New opportunities for beef in China, post swine fever

Signs are emerging that Chinese dietary patterns are altering in ways that would support longer-term beef consumption growth, Rabobank says in a recent report. And with static Chinese domestic beef..Read More

Cattle Council AGM goes digital

Cattle Council of Australia’s 2020 Annual General Meeting will go ahead online, as the ongoing coronavirus response limits face to face gatherings...Read More

NSW windfarm fined for breaching environmental conditions

Fines totalling $26,640 have been issued to a NSW windfarm for failing to meet environmental approval conditions...Read More

John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

Agribusiness identity John McKillop has been appointed as the new independent chairman of the Red Meat Advisory Council, succeeding Don Mackay...Read More

Sheep Central

Top ewes make $300-plus at annual Hay sheep sale

MORE than twenty young ewe and classed breeder lines were cleared with price tags exceeding $300 a head at the Merino Breeders annual September sheep sale at Hay, NSW on..Read More

Farmers say regional Victoria can’t wait for metro Melbourne

VICTORIAN farmers have called for the State Government to empower the regions in the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing an Agriculture Workers’ Code and easing meat processor..Read More

Prices hold in record AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering

MOST sheep and lambs sold dearer online last week as a doubling of the store lambs offering on AuctionsPlus helped set a new record of 182,726 head, up 101,727...Read More

Australian sheep health project monitoring increases

A RECORD number of sheep and lambs has been inspected in abattoirs under the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project...Read More

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