Cropping

Increased Helicoverpa resistance to insecticide prompts ‘best practice’ call

A significant increase in resistance to one key insecticide used to control the crop pest insect, Helicoverpa, has been recorded in central western NSW and the Burdekin region of Queensland…Read More

Grain Central, June 21, 2021

Double-cropping transforms Brazilian crop production

From 1980 to 2016, grain production in Brazil increased more than fourfold, due not only to cropland expansion but the widespread adoption of double-cropping…Read More

Grain Central, June 18, 2021

Cotton textile waste returned to field as soil improver

A cotton farm just outside Goondiwindi on the NSW-Queensland border is the site of a ground breaking trial to test whether shredded cotton products could offer benefits to cotton soil health, and a scalable solution to textile waste…Read More

Grain Central, June 17, 2021

Russian wheat aphids track west

Western Australian grain growers have been urged to start monitoring crops for the pest, Russian wheat aphid, which is already active this season…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2021

China’s cotton imports rise to seven-year high: USDA

China’s imports of cotton are forecast at a seven-year high, driven by the highest projected consumption in three years, robust State Reserve (SR) imports, and attractive prices for imported cotton relative to domestic supplies…Read More

Grain Central, June 14, 2021

Canola falters at the border, even in record year

In Australia’s record canola area forecast at almost 3 million hectares, Queensland has once again failed to make any more than a tiny blip on the national radar…Read More

Liz Wells, June 11, 2021

Is grain cheap compared to fertiliser?

There is a close relationship between fertiliser pricing and grains. But the current price of urea is now 172pc of the price of wheat, the highest it has been in the last four and a half years…Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, June 10, 2021

ABARES forecasts 27.8Mt wheat, 10.4Mt barley, 4.2Mt canola

ABARES has forecast Australia’s new-crop wheat production at 27.8Mt, barley at 10.4Mt and canola at 4.2Mt in its Australian crop report – June 2021 released today…Read More

Grain Central, June 8, 2021

Pulse Australia forecasts 23pc drop in big five to 2.28Mt

Pulse Australia estimates Australia’s five major pulse crops will produce 2.28Mt this year, down 23pc on last year’s production, with dry conditions in parts of Victoria and SA and a reduced lupin area in WA being major contributing factors…Read More

Grain Central, June 7, 2021

Remove the fetters from crops so they can trample weeds

Scientists have recently published the results from long-term studies measuring the impact of ameliorating soil acidity on the growth of weeds such as annual ryegrass wheat…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, June 7, 2021

Don’t poke the bear with Dims and Dens in cereals

Applying fops, dims and dens every year in the rotation is likely to be the fasted track to high level clethodim and butroxydim resistance. It’s ok to poke the bear once in a while, just don’t poke him every year…Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, June 4, 2021

Is there a future for ‘orphan’ crops?

Rice, wheat, and maize account for about 50pc of the world’s consumption of calories. But there is growing recognition of the important role of the other 30,000 plant species that are edible – the ‘orphan crops’…Read More

ICRISAT director general Dr Jacqueline Hughes, June 4, 2021

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