Harvesters hope to clear Queensland COVID hurdle

Contract harvesters in NSW and Victoria are hoping to gain exemptions from the Qld Government which will allow them to harvest crops in Qld in the face of new restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19…Read More

Liz Wells, August 12, 2020

Rising mouse numbers put eastern croppers on alert

Early signs of mouse activity have been reported in southern Queensland, putting growers on alert for a rise in numbers leading into summer crop planting…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 12, 2020

Call for industry planning ahead of bumper crop: ANZ

As Australia heads for one of its biggest ever grain crops a major challenge will be to make sure the industry is ready to handle the massive volume, according to the latest ANZ grains report…Read More

Grain Central, August 12, 2020

Winter crop set to increase 45pc on last year, but threats remain: Rural Bank

Australia’s winter crop is on track to increase by 45 per cent year-on-year, assuming average production can be achieved in WA and SA, according to Rural Bank’s August Insights Update…Read More

Grain Central, August 11, 2020

Rain locks in winter crop yield potential

Widespread rain across Australia’s cropping regions during the past week has shored up this season’s winter crop prospects, locking in the potential for the best national crop since 2016…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 10, 2020

Top sesame varieties identified for Northern Australia

Scientists have identified top-performing black sesame varieties to suit a range of northern Australian conditions, laying the foundation for building a new high-value cropping industry…Read More

Grain Central, August 10, 2020

Recruitment: Ag appointments slow during early COVID stage, but now in recovery

Many companies have held off on making key organisational appointments during the COVID-19 crisis, but there has been renewed interest in moving forward, Ag Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson suggests…Read More

Dr Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, August 10, 2020

High wheat production ensures Australia’s grain security in COVID era

As a new round of COVID-19 restrictions raises consumer concerns, Australians have been reassured there is no threat to food security with the nation producing far more wheat than domestic demand could consume…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 7, 2020

Ammonium nitrate stockpile spawns massive Beirut port explosion

Ammonium nitrate, one of the world’s most widely used fertilisers, caused the massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday evening that killed at least 78 people and injured thousands more. ..Read More

Gabriel da Silva, University of Melbourne, August 6, 2020

Allenden Seeds upgrade to respond to Qld grower demand

A Queensland Government grant will enable Allenden Seeds at Goovigen to expand and better service demand from growers in Central and North Queensland…Read More

Grain Central, August 6, 2020

Grain Central’s July 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…Read More

Grain Central, August 5, 2020

‘Essential’ farm machinery, ag production carry on under Victorian COVID lockdown

Agricultural food production and the farm machinery sector will continue to operate relatively normally under the strict, new COVID-19 restrictions imposed on Melbourne and regional Victoria this week…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 4, 2020

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