Grains

AGT releases new wheats, barley for northern region

Plant breeding company, Australian Grain Technologies (AGT), is releasing four, new, APH-classified wheat varieties for the northern region this season, as well as its first barley variety…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 17, 2020

Barley forecasts average 10Mt after welcome WA rain

Australia’s barley crop is forecast to produce 10Mt, based on the average of estimates from four national forecasters, with some districts in moderate to urgent need of rain to preserve yield prospects…Read More

Liz Wells, July 22, 2020

Arista, AGT partner on Australia’s first high-fibre wheat varieties

AGT is partnering with CSIRO and Limagrain’s joint venture Arista Cereal Technologies to get high-fibre wheat varieties into the Australian market…Read More

Grain Central, July 21, 2020

Estimate average puts Australian wheat crop at 26.6Mt

Widely variable conditions across Australia’s winter-cropping regions have estimates from five forecasters for new-crop wheat sitting between 25.3 million tonnes (Mt) and 27.8Mt to average 26.6Mt…Read More

Liz Wells and Neil Lyon, July 14, 2020

Harvest of drought-reduced corn area all but over

The drought-reduced corn crop grown in south-eastern Australia has been adequate to cover domestic human-consumption requirements…Read More

Liz Wells, June 30, 2020

Scientists seek to rewire hybrid seeds to reproduce identical plants

An international research project to rewire hybrid seeds so they can be retained and resown to produce identical, next-generation plants is being touted as a potential “game-changer”…Read More

Grain Central, June 12, 2020

Growers ease back on barley in wake of China tariff

China’s barley tariff is unlikely to have a significant impact on the area of barley Australia will grow this season, with the majority of the crop already planted…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 20, 2020

Australia tipped to produce overall average wheat yield: QAAFI

Australia can expect to achieve an overall average yield from its 2020 wheat crop now being planted, according to climate researchers at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)…Read More

Liz Wells, May 8, 2020

Arista high-fibre wheat on track to enter global market

A new wheat which delivers three to five times more fibre to consumer products is performing well in the US and will now be marketed to other regions of the world, including Australia…Read More

Grain Central, May 7, 2020

Bindaroi durum handles drought and irrigated conditions

Despite tough seasonal conditions in 2019, durum wheat variety DBA Bindaroi performed very well to produce high quality, good yields, with no significant incidence of disease seen…Read More

Grain Central, April 24, 2020

Wheat, barley forecasts mostly higher as seeding gathers pace

Recent rain in NSW has seen two out of three forecasters lift their estimates for Australia’s wheat and barley crops now being planted…Read More

Liz Wells, April 20, 2020

Catapult ready to fire as early wheat in WA

AGT Australian Hard wheat variety Catapult is an option for early sowing in Western Australia ahead of expected autumn rain…Read More

Grain Central, April 16, 2020

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