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Eastern harvest intake passes 7Mt after week of rain delays

Grain Central, 12 December 2017

Deliveries to South Australia’s bulk handler, Viterra, hit 3.5 million tonnes (Mt) on Monday while progress in Queensland, NSW and Victoria has seen GrainCorp’s harvest total to yesterday reach 3.86Mt.

WA harvest rockets past 9Mt

Grain Central, 11 December 2017

West Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, has received 9.22 million tonnes (Mt) of grain, close to 80 per cent of the total expected, in the state’s harvest as of 7 December.

Canadian crops close the year bigger than expected

Grain Central, 07 December 2017

Wheat markets reacted overnight to a turnaround in Canadian growers’ estimates of 2017 production between grain-fill stage and getting their harvest in the bin.

Rush ahead of rain pushes eastern states’ harvest intake to 6.54Mt

Grain Central, 05 December 2017

Harvest receivals in the eastern states have reached 6.54 million tonnes (Mt), not far behind the 7.11Mt received in the Western Australian harvest to 30 November.

Rain halts southern harvest, threatens wheat/barley quality

Liz Wells, 04 December 2017

Unharvested wheat and barley in Victoria, southern NSW and eastern South Australia will struggle to make premium grades following an unwelcome 25-100 millimetres of rain and more in places over Friday and Saturday.

Shatterproof gene discovery set to cut canola yield losses

Grain Central, 04 December 2017

For the first time, scientists have mapped shatter resistant genes in Ethiopian mustard plants, a development which offers plant breeders an option to manage pod shatter in canola.

Big drop in winter crop production forecast: Rabobank

Grain Central, 01 November 2017

Sustained dry weather conditions have significantly cut Australian winter crop production, with the upcoming grain harvest now expected to come in 41 per cent below 2016/17, and well below the five-year average, according to Rabobank’s latest crop forecast.

Rutherglen bug threat to young summer crops + VIDEO

Grain Central, 31 October 2017

Rutherglen bug (RGB) has been an increasingly frequent and very problematic pest for grain growers in Queensland and New South Wales over the past 10 years, but recently observed behaviours are causing further concerns.

Crop program adjustment lifts output + VIDEO

Grain Central, 16 October 2017

Victorian mixed-farmer Bruce Macague has seen a lift in his grain and lamb output after adjusting the cropping program on the family property near Rochester in the state’s north.

WA harvest kicks off on upbeat note

Neil Lyon, 10 October 2017

CBH took its first delivery of canola at the Port of Esperance on Friday, marking the start of winter crop harvest in Western Australia, but it will be a few weeks yet before headers move into full swing across the WA cropping belt.