Remote monitoring

How to grow crops on Mars

With the recent landing on Mars of NASA’s InSight lander, bringing closer the prospect of humans one day visiting the planet, scientists are puzzling over how to grow the food to feed them there…Read More

Briardo Llorente, December 7, 2018

Irrigation on the way to an automated future

The assessment of a range of irrigation systems by the Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association points to a future of automated, water-efficient, labour-saving systems taking over from traditional, hand-shift siphon irrigation…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 5, 2018

China/Brazil lead global cotton charge: USDA

World cotton production for the 2018/19 season is forecast up slightly, led by larger crops in China, Brazil, and Australia more than offsetting lower production in Turkey and India, according to the latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)…Read More

Grain Central, February 11, 2019

Ag slams “ludicrous” call to ban cotton exports

The cotton industry has come out fighting against a proposal by the South Australian-based Centre Alliance party to ban cotton exports, labelling the move a “political stunt”. ..Read More

Grain Central, February 4, 2019

Creating pathways for the next farming generation: Nuffield

Farming is all about the management of five key elements – land, water, equipment, capital and people, according to north west New South Wales mixed farmer and Nuffield scholar, Daniel Kahl…Read More

Grain Central, February 1, 2019

Early pickings herald promising start to CQ cotton harvest

Cotton pickers are rolling through the first of this season’s crops in Central Queensland (CQ), bringing in promising yields from the big percentage of crops that were sown early this season…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 24, 2019

Diversity extends herbicide ‘life’ in triple-stacked cotton

With triple-stacked herbicide tolerance traits in genetically modified cotton expected to be available to Australia within five years, research suggests that using more diverse strategies in weed control can add 20 years to the effective ‘life’ of this new herbicide tolerance technology…Read More

Grain Central, January 21, 2019

China’s cotton stocks drop below 13 million bales: USDA

China’s State Reserve (SR) stocks of cotton, which reached an estimated 60 million bales in the spring of 2014, are currently estimated at just under 13 million bales, according to the latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)…Read More

Grain Central, December 14, 2018

How can I manage summer weeds without spraying at night?

Recent changes to 2,4-D label instructions have re-focused attention on the need to avoid night spraying, particularly after 10pm through to after sunrise…Read More

Mary O'Brien, December 13, 2018

Demand for water shrinks central, southern NSW cotton area

The area planted to cotton in central and southern New South Wales this summer is down an estimated 37 per cent on last year due to limited availability of affordable water, according to latest industry figures…Read More

Liz Wells, December 12, 2018

Strategy to drive down glyphosate-resistant weed seed bank in cotton

Researchers have designed a strategy to counter glyphosate-resistant weeds in cotton farming systems…Read More

Grain Central, December 6, 2018

Irrigation on the way to an automated future

The assessment of a range of irrigation systems by the Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association points to a future of automated, water-efficient, labour-saving systems taking over from traditional, hand-shift siphon irrigation…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 5, 2018

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