SunRice has reported strong dry season performance across North Queensland’s Burdekin rice growing region, with 4200 tonnes of premium rice variety Doongara harvested in December.
Western Australia’s final figure for winter crop production in the 2017 season has well surpassed initial predictions, coming in at 14.27 million tonnes (Mt), according to the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia’s (GIWA) latest crop report.
Cropping paddocks across Australia are producing, on average, only half their potential grain yield. Why is there such a yield gap and what can be done about it?
Northern cotton-growing regions are bracing for heatwave conditions this week that will play a big part in determining the yield and quality outcomes for this year’s crop.
Young photography enthusiast, Josh Carr, has created a spectacular video that captures the essence of the 2017-18 winter crop harvest in Western Australia.
South Australian bulk handler, Viterra, has received 240,147 tonnes of grain since 1 January to lift the state’s intake from the 2017/18 harvest to 5.64 million tonnes (Mt).
Nhill in Victoria at nearly 180,000 tonnes and Mt McLaren in Central Queensland on more than 155,000t topped the site intakes for GrainCorp’s up-country network in the winter-crop harvest which is now complete in Australia’s eastern states.
Cotton picking has begun in Central Queensland (CQ), kicking off a harvest across the eastern growing belt that is set to produce around 4.3 million bales which, while not a record, is at the higher end of most production years.
Western Australia’s CBH Group has reported a record surplus before rebates of $247.6 million for the year ending 30 September 2017, and a grain intake of 13.2 million tonnes (Mt) in the 2017/18 harvest which is now in its final days.
Major bulk handlers in Australia’s eastern states have received close to 11 million tonnes (Mt) of grain from the current harvest as activity in all regions winds down.