Grains

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

Koorabup oats to expand hay production in WA

A new oats variety with improved disease resistance is set to open up new areas to hay production in Western Australia…Read More

Grain Central, September 24, 2019

World’s first metabolism-based glyphosate resistance

Scientists have found the world’s first case of metabolism-based resistance to glyphosate in samples of barnyard grass taken from the Ord River region of Western Australia…Read More

Peter Newman, AHRI, November 14, 2019

How can I implement the ‘mix and rotate’ strategy to combat herbicide resistance?

Mixing and rotating herbicide modes of action is a key strategy in controlling troublesome weeds, but it must be implemented within a diverse weed management program…Read More

Tony Lockrey, AMPS Agribusiness consulting agronomist, November 14, 2019

Cereal killer’s deadly touch could lead to new wheat threat

Scientists have uncovered the origins of the world’s deadliest strain of cereal rust disease which threatens global food security…Read More

Grain Central, November 13, 2019

Improving soil health with manure and cover crops: Nuffield

Dryland farmers looking to ensure ongoing profitability amid challenging terms of trade can improve their soil’s health, water holding capacity and water use efficiency through the strategic use of manure and greater crop diversity…Read More

Grain Central, November 12, 2019

Sydney to host 2020 World Congress on Oils & Fats

Those with an interest in broadacre oilseeds can find out how their extracts compare with those from horticultural, plantation and even marine sources at the 2020 World Congress on Oils and Fats to be held in Australia next year…Read More

Liz Wells, November 11, 2019

Safeguard canola with a fertiliser rate check

A simple check on fertiliser rates may be the difference between delayed or reduced crop emergence and achieving target plant populations this season…Read More

Grain Central, May 14, 2019

Canola blackleg breakthrough set to deliver new varieties

Researchers have identified genetic regions which could be used to develop new canola varieties with durable resistance to blackleg disease…Read More

Grain Central, May 7, 2019

RR canola out-returns OP TT in WA trial

A large-scale trial in Western Australia, which compared open pollinated triazine tolerant (OP TT) canola to Roundup Ready (RR) canola, has demonstrated a $105 per hectare benefit for RR over OP TT…Read More

Grain Central, March 18, 2019

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