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Moisture deficit curbs sorghum plantings

Neil Lyon, 17 November 2017

The chance of rain this weekend throughout the northern, summer cropping zone will be welcomed in many districts where moisture has been an issue for this season’s sorghum plantings.

Sorghum planting fires up on Queensland rain

Liz Wells, 23 October 2017

Planting of the early Queensland sorghum crop has started in the state’s south following two weeks which have brought up to 120 millimetres of rain in storm and showers.

Seminar: Closing the phenotyping gap in sorghum breeding

Grain Central, 23 October 2017

A seminar to be live streamed tomorrow will show how QAAFI scientists integrate outputs from various sensors on the remote-sensing platforms to phenotype complex traits, such as dynamic crop growth and canopy photosynthetic efficiency, and how they combine these new capabilities with existing genetic resources in sorghum to map the genetic regions of these traits.

Sorghum buyers go to ground as rain impacts wheat

Liz Wells, 20 October 2017

Traders and end-users are waiting for wheat’s premium over sorghum to drop before extending near-term coverage as prospects for a summer-crop improve and quality prospects for the point-of-harvest winter crop deteriorate with every rain event.

Traders watch wheat-sorghum spread as planting window opens

Guest Author, 10 October 2017

Sorghum is continuing to trade at about $50 per tonne below feed wheat as traders try to get a handle on the strength of prospects for getting a big area of spring-planted sorghum in the ground.

Rain boosts summer crop prospects

Neil Lyon, 04 October 2017

Handy rain over the past week in the northern farming zone from Central Queensland (CQ) to north-west NSW has come too late for many winter crops, but bolstered prospects for the coming summer crop.

NSW, Queensland dry decouples domestic wheat, barley prices from world rates

Henry Wells, 26 September 2017

Strong domestic premiums will see NSW and Queensland cereals shipments slashed in 2017/18. Amid high prices, growers would remain cautious about selling before they see their crops safe in the bin.

Young Aussie farmers gain insight into challenges facing US farmers

Neil Lyon, 06 September 2017

US agriculture is doing it tough with American farmers finding it hard to turn a profit in an era of low commodity prices and high costs, despite a system of support well beyond that available to Australian growers.

Sorghum too dear for buyers, too cheap for sellers

Guest Author, 21 August 2017

Sorghum growers and users wait for general rain before committing to new crop.

Sorghum nudges $300/t Downs as warm, dry weather fuels concerns

Guest Author, 31 July 2017

Sorghum is trading in limited volume at just below $300 delivered Darling Downs as unseasonably warm weather and a lack of rain fuel concerns about feedgrain supplies up to November.