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NQ rice harvest paves way for $4 million research program

Grain Central, 16 February 2018

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.

Strong finish drives WA winter harvest to 14.27 million tonnes

Grain Central, 15 February 2018

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.

Mind the gap – what can be done to reduce the yield gap?

Neil Lyon, 14 February 2018

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?

Cotton feels the heat as early picking rolls along

Neil Lyon, 12 February 2018

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.

Spectacular drone footage of WA harvest

Grain Central, 12 February 2018

Young photography enthusiast, Josh Carr, has created a spectacular video that captures the essence of the 2017-18 winter crop harvest in Western Australia.

Viterra receives 5.64Mt, ships 1.2Mt South Australian grain

Grain Central, 06 February 2018

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, Mt McLaren top GrainCorp sites for intake in challenging 2017 harvest

Grain Central, 25 January 2018

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.

Pickers begin to roll through 4.3-million-bale cotton crop

Neil Lyon, 19 January 2018

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.

CBH reports record $247m surplus, harvest intake of 13.2Mt

Grain Central, 16 January 2018

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.

Eastern Australia intake nudges 11Mt as harvest nears end

Liz Wells, 15 January 2018

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.