Cropping

Prospects for 2.3Mb cotton crop consolidate as picking nears

Australia is on track to produce a cotton crop of around 2.3 million bales, and prices are firming as the start of picking approaches.
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Neil Lyon and Liz Wells, January 22, 2021

Crops at risk as farmers fail to heed calls to bait for mice

Mouse numbers continue to rise in eastern farming areas despite calls for producers to inspect for mice and bait during summer planting, risking serious damage to summer crops…Read More

Grain Central, January 19, 2021

Spring-sown barley could become valuable rotation addition in Tasmania

Barley sown in spring rather than the traditional time in autumn could have potential to fill a productivity niche in the cool-summer, high-yielding farming regions of Tasmania…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 18, 2021

Summer crops revel in ideal conditions

The return to favourable summer growing conditions this season has been a boon for summer crop growers throughout the eastern Australia growing regions…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 15, 2021

Reduce summer grass seedbank in mungbeans to combat FTR

Growing a mungbean crop could be an excellent way to get on top of feathertop Rhodes grass, a highly competitive and difficult to control summer weed…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, January 15, 2021

RockStar, Vixen wheats go hard in northern NSW

RockStar and Vixen, InterGrain’s first Australian Hard classified wheats released in northern New South Wales, have been welcomed by growers who trialled the new varieties in 2020…Read More

Grain Central, January 14, 2021

Approval granted to import fall armyworm virus control agent

The Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has approved the importation of a biological control agent into Australia as part of research into fall armyworm (FAW) control options…Read More

Grain Central, January 12, 2021

Strong US cotton exports buoyed by China: USDA

Record United States shipments of cotton through December are supporting a stronger US export forecast at 15.25 million bales (Mb), despite production falling 5Mb from the previous year…Read More

Grain Central, January 13, 2021

Cover crops can swamp fallow weeds

Whether they are resistant to herbicide or not, weeds generally do not compete well with vigorous crops, but in the fallow they can rapidly take advantage of the lack of competition for resources…Read More

Grain Central, January 11, 2021

Fall armyworm – experts answer the questions

Industry experts respond to questions about how to manage the exotic pest, fall armyworm, which arrived in Australia in February and is proving a challenge to control…Read More

Grain Central, December 15, 2020

COVID-19 impacts global cotton sector: USDA

COVID-19 has dramatically impacted nearly every sector of the global economy, and the cotton sector is no exception…Read More

Grain Central, December 11, 2020

Drones and AI detect soybean maturity with high accuracy

Researchers have been able to predict soybean maturity date within two days using drone images and artificial intelligence, greatly reducing the need for boots on the ground…Read More

Grain Central, December 11, 2020

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