Chinese dragon draws in soaring cotton imports: USDA

China’s cotton imports in 2019/20 are expected to surpass the previous year’s robust level, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest importer…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

‘Big 6’ take the fight up to weeds

Farmers working to build an integrated weed management system that suits their farms are ticking off many of the ‘Big 6’ tactics each season to achieve their goals…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Winter crop outlook a mixed bag: NAB

The 2019 winter crop outlook is a mixed bag, with a solid, late break in WA, Victoria and SA driving strong plantings, while NSW and Queensland continue to face very tough conditions…Read More

Grain Central, July 17, 2019

No knockdown, no worries, if…

With it becoming harder to get reliable autumn rains to germinate weeds that can be knocked down before seeding the crop, should farmers be delaying seeding, even when there is a late break, to get a knockdown before seeding?..Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, July 17, 2019

Seven-point recipe for maize yield success

Visiting University of Illinois professor of crop physiology, Fred Below, has a common-sense ‘recipe’ for achieving high maize yields…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 16, 2019

Cotton classed as young, vibrant industry

The age of the average cotton grower in Australia is a sprightly 47.2 years and the vast majority of producers are upbeat about the future of their industry, according to the 2018 CRDC grower survey…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 12, 2019

Cotton caught in US-China trade war

The escalation in trade tensions between the United States and China is driving volatility in cotton and soybean markets and is likely to have a knock-on effect for Australian producers…Read More

Grain Central, May 14, 2019

Pickers push past halfway mark on 2.2-million-bale cotton crop

Cotton picking is back in full swing in southern NSW where harvest has passed the halfway mark, while the majority of the crop has been taken off in the northern growing regions of Queensland and northern NSW…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 8, 2019

Cotton yields/quality hit by big dry; price eases the pain

A long, drawn-out summer and limited water reserves have put the pinch on this year’s cotton crop, hitting dryland crops particularly hard and putting the pressure on irrigated production…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 3, 2019

Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

Regional communities have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to bolster the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) presence in regional centres to 104 positions – or around one-third of its total staff…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

Australian cotton down 48pc on last year: USDA

The Australia cotton crop is now estimated to produce 2.5 million bales, down 0.1 million bales or 4 per cent from last month and down 2.3 million bales or 48pc from last year, according to the latest monthly report from the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, March 11, 2019

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

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