The area planted to canola is likely to dip from the 2017 level if general planting rain for the upcoming winter crop falls later than mid May.
The Australian sorghum crop now in the early stages of harvest is forecast to produce 1.47 million tonnes (Mt), according to the Australian Crop Report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
The Gene Tehnology Regulator has issued a licence to Nuseed Pty Ltd authorising the commercial release of canola genetically modified for omega-3 oil content (known as DHA canola).
Data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates a succession of Panamax vessels laden with Australian canola is making its way to European crushing plants, which once again are likely to absorb the bulk of Australia’s canola export surplus.
Sowing canola early in most southern and eastern Australian cropping regions can increase productivity and profitability by following 10 key tactical guidelines.
Global wheat production for 2017/18 is set to reach a record 757 million tonnes (Mt), driven primarily by a larger crop from Russia, according to the latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
It was always going to be a tough ask for 2017 to match the extraordinary cropping year of 2016 when Australia produced a record winter crop of 59.1 million tonnes (Mt). From a brutal summer that knocked the stuffing out of crops to a ‘mixed bag’ winter cropping season across Australia, and from research breakthroughs to glyphosate reprieves, Grain Central wraps up the year that was for Australia’s grains and cropping sector.
South Australian growers have delivered 1.2 million tonnes (Mt) of grain in the week to 17 December to bulk handler, Viterra, to take the state total to 4.8Mt, while GrainCorp reports the Victorian intake at 2.43Mt has now shot past the NSW figure of 1.98Mt.
Market access for Australia’s export canola trade to EU was renewed by a European Commission decision over the weekend which recognised Australia as the first country to comply with new EU benchmark legislation.
Western Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, has lifted its crop estimate for the state’s current harvest to 12.7-13.2 million tonnes.