Cropping

Gloomy chickpea market prompts rotation rethink

Chickpeas are falling further out of favour in northern NSW and southern Queensland as growers manage disease risk and look for better returns from other crops…Read More

Liz Wells, January 30, 2023

GRDC Updates present strategies to manage disease pressure

A wet 2022 has improved conditions for some cereal diseases, and growers and agronomists attending GRDC Northern Updates can find out ways to minimise their carryover. ..Read More

Grain Central, January 25, 2023

Gundaline sparks hope for renewed Chinese demand

The sale of Gundaline to a Chinese investor points to a thawing of relations between Australia and China, and another vertical integration move by a leading textile company…Read More

Emma Alsop, January 25, 2023

Patchy rain makes for mixed sorghum outlook

Sorghum crops across NSW and southern Queensland need rain to shore up yield prospects as soils dry out after last year’s floods. ..Read More

Emma Alsop, January 23, 2023

Breeding method shows promise in Australian, Canadian canola

Plant-breeding research which draws on methods from animal breeding is delivering canola yield and trait benefits in Canadian and Australian trials…Read More

Grain Central, January 20, 2023

NT cotton area heads for record amid criticism

The NT cotton industry is optimistic about the current season, despite negative publicity surrounding alleged illegal land clearing and supposed economic benefits…Read More

Emma Alsop, January 17, 2023

Top NSW wheat crops shine despite sodden season

A 7.3t/ha crop has yielded Grenfell farmers Rob and Mandy Taylor back to back honours in the NSW Dryland Field Wheat Competition. ..Read More

Grain Central, January 18, 2023

Durum surprises in drawn-out southern harvest

Durum quality has held up well following a wet spring and late harvest, and export surpluses are seen in all states which could lead to some bulk business…Read More

Liz Wells, January 16, 2023

Mammoth WA winter crop set to be over 26Mt

WA grain growers are in the final throes of harvesting another record crop and the predicted back-to-back record production is now a reality, according to the GIWA January Crop Report…Read More

Grain Central, January 13, 2023

Grains Genebank launches online seed catalogue

Australian Grains Genebank has launched a new online catalogue to make the seeds that underpin the development of new crop varieties more accessible…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2023

AOF forecasts record Australian canola crop at 7.6Mt

Australia’s 2022-23 canola harvest is coming to an end, and was last month forecast by AOF to yield 7.6Mt, above the record 7.3Mt forecast by ABARES…Read More

Grain Central, January 12, 2023

Bright 2023 cotton season outlook for Qld growers

The Queensland cotton crop is on track to be larger than last season’s with all growing regions seeing a jump in hectares planted…Read More

Emma Alsop, January 13, 2023

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