Grains

Grain option produces 4.4t/ha wheat crop for Liverpool Plains grower

It was the decision to let a crop of Lancer wheat go through to grain, despite attractive prices for hay, that saw north west NSW grower, Andrew Campbell, harvest a 4.4t/ha crop in a tough season last year…Read More

Grain Central, April 3, 2020

Buff, Maximus progress in Barley Australia variety evaluations

Buff and Maximus malting barley have successfully completed the first stage of of Barley Australia’s varietal-evaluation process, with Maximus to proceed to stage two trials this year…Read More

Grain Central, March 17, 2020

WA wheat yields steady despite a century plus of rainfall decline

Despite a rainfall decrease in WA’s wheatbelt between 1900 and 2016 which has shifted wheat yield potential south west by an average of 70 kilometres, actual wheat yields have remained unchanged…Read More

Grain Central, March 12, 2020

ABARES cuts wheat to 15.2Mt, lifts barley to 8.9Mt

Australia’s official commodity forecaster has reduced its estimate for the national wheat crop recently harvested, but lifted the figure for barley in the latest periodic ABARES Australian crop report. ..Read More

Grain Central, February 18, 2020

New barley variety to conquer WA grainbelt

A new barley variety, Maximus CL, is set to expand Western Australian grain growers’ arsenal of crop options to boost profitability…Read More

Grain Central, February 6, 2020

Bollworm won’t wait until spring to hit grain crops

Scientists have busted the myth that bollworm won’t infest grain crops until spring, finding the pest can strike anytime from early August…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2020

Malt from cool coastal South Australia in hot demand

Coopers malt made from premium barley varieties grown in South Australia’s Gulf Region and on Kangaroo Island is in demand from domestic and offshore brewers. ..Read More

Grain Central, December 6, 2019

ABARES cuts estimates for national wheat, barley crops

ABARES has cut its production estimates for Australia’s wheat and barley harvest now under way in its latest crop report, with wheat down 17 per cent to 15.9Mt and barley down 8pc to 8.7Mt…Read More

Grain Central, December 3, 2019

AGT Catapult AH wheat classification spreads to WA

AGT Catapult wheat can be grown as an Australian Hard variety in Western Australia as well as South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales from next year. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 27, 2019

Concerns mount over new-crop sorghum production

Prevailing drought conditions have seen a tiny early-plant sorghum crop go in in northern NSW and southern Queensland, as farmers wait for rain to either plant in the second window, or hold out for winter crop. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, October 29, 2019

Victorian tour puts wheat, barley yields above ABARES’: GIAV

A recent crop tour of Victoria by the Grain Industry Association of Victoria has provided some good news about the state’s imminent barley and wheat harvest, with yield estimates above those from the national forecaster…Read More

Grain Central, October 28, 2019

Eucalypt extract potential gamechanger in grain insect control

A unique compound from a species of eucalypt found in a small part of Queensland is set to produce a new mode-of-action insecticide for controlling pests in stored grain…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 26, 2019

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