Australia’s March chickpea exports at 25,364t drop 46pc over month

Australia’s March chickpea exports totaled 25,364 tonnes, down 46 per cent from the February figure, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…Read More

Liz Wells, May 22, 2019

Breakthrough in high-yield, drought-resilient chickpeas

Scientists have identified genes that can be used to develop drought and heat tolerant chickpeas which could help crops tolerate temperatures up to 38 degrees Celsius and provide higher yields….Read More

Grain Central, May 2, 2019

‘Easy to adopt’ crop competition tools lead fight against weeds: AHRI

Improved ryegrass control can be achieved through stacking crop competition tools with robust pre-emergent herbicide mixes – tools that are easy to adopt at relatively low cost…Read More

Peter Newman, May 21, 2019

Excessive phosphate can reduce microbial functions critical to crop health

A recent study has found that excessive P-fertiliser may actually hurt the plants it is trying to help by altering the composition and function of the microbes in the soil…Read More

Grain Central, May 20, 2019

New moisture limits for avoiding soil compaction + VIDEOS

The optimal moisture level needed to avoid soil compaction in cotton fields is well below previous recommendations, according to the latest research…Read More

Grain Central, May 20, 2019

Precision farming breakthrough: new method for assessing plants

Russian scientists have proved the possibility of using yellow-green light pulses to measure the photochemical reflectance index and to estimate the amount of light stress in agricultural plants, a finding that will have application in precision farming…Read More

Lobachevsky University, Russia, May 9, 2019

How to make use of all that farm data

Collecting on-farm data is one thing, but being able to analyse, interpret and act on that data can be a whole other ball game. A free webinar organised by the Future Farmers Network hopes to unlock some of the secrets to making use of all that data…Read More

Grain Central, April 10, 2019

AgFrontier Agtech Incubator to help northern start-ups

A total of 10 start-ups from inland Queensland and northern New South Wales are set to benefit from a 16-month program to be made available through the AgFrontier Agtech Incubator…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2019

Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Online help for people in all walks of agriculture is being trialled to help them focus less on thoughts and matters they cannot control and more on what matters to you most, described as an interactive version of “are you bogged, mate?” ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Satellite technology to boost the future of farming

Ground-breaking satellite positioning technology tested near Emerald in Central Queensland could boost profits on farms across Australia, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

14 young ag researchers share in $330,000 worth of grants

14 agricultural researchers have shared in $330,000 worth of grants through the Federal Government’s Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry annonced today…Read More

Grain Central, February 27, 2019

Is this Australia’s AgTech capital?

It’s a big claim but one agricultural technology specialist Jerome Leray is happy to defend…Read More

James Nason, February 25, 2019

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