Grains

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

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

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