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Australia exports 46,399t of canola in July ahead of clouded new-crop outlook

Liz Wells, 21 September 2018

Australia exported 46,399 tonnes of canola in July to mark the rundown in old-crop supplies, as the market shifts focus to the fate of the weather-affected new-crop.

Canola pest alert in WA

Grain Central, 20 September 2018

Diamondback moth (DBM) caterpillar populations are increasing in Western Australian canola crops this spring and growers are advised to start regularly checking crops for the potentially damaging pest.

Farm production value remains stable despite drought: ABARES

Grain Central, 18 September 2018

The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $55b, despite very dry conditions in some places, according to ABARES’ latest quarterly report released today.

WA growers advised to check frosted crops

Grain Central, 18 September 2018

Growers in Western Australia are advised to check their crops for frost damage following the weekend’s sub-zero events which have impacted cereal, canola and pulse crops so they can make informed choices about crop management.

Southern frost zaps at least 1Mt from WA crop now seen at 15Mt

Liz Wells, 17 September 2018

Widespread and severe frosts centred on Western Australia’s Great Southern region have slashed at least one million tonnes (Mt) from the state’s expected winter crop, which was forecast by the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) on Friday at 16.3Mt.

ABARES cuts winter-crop estimate by 12pc in latest crop report

Liz Wells, 11 September 2018

Australia’s total winter-crop production is forecast to drop 12 per cent nationally to 33.2 million tonnes (Mt), with production declines forecast in all eastern states, according to ABARES’ latest periodic Australian crop report.

Australian canola exports tread water ahead of small eastern crop

Liz Wells, 20 August 2018

Australia exports 58,096 tonnes of canola in June, up on the May figure, and once again reflecting the United Arab Emirates as the sole bulk market.

South Australia predicts reduced wheat crop of 3.95Mt

Grain Central, 01 August 2018

The South Australian government has forecast the state’s winter crop at a below-average 6.9 million tonnes, including 3.95 million tonnes of wheat, which is close to one million tonnes below the five-year wheat average.

Australia set for 2.66Mt canola crop: AOF

Liz Wells, 30 July 2018

The Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOF) has released its initial 2018 forecast for the national canola crop, pegging the area at 2.15 million hectares (Mha), down 14 per cent from the standing ABARES estimate of 2.5Mha.

May canola exports dwindle to 37,839t as surplus dries up

Liz Wells, 16 July 2018

Export figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show Australia’s May canola shipments at 37,839 tonnes dropped to just 9 per cent of the April figure to reflect a rundown on exportable surplus from the crop planted last year.