June was a month of contrast in NSW with some inland areas experiencing the driest June rainfall on record, while areas of the far north east received the highest June rainfall on record.
Western Australia’s predicted winter crop plantings have dropped a further 1.5 per cent over the past month with wheat and lupin hectares falling back from earlier projections.
Australian Oilseeds Federation today released its first estimate of new season canola plantings and production forecast, cautious in the face of seasonal uncertainty.
In a year when winter crop plantings in most states are struggling under dry conditions, Victoria, by comparison, is travelling well with optimum sowing conditions in most areas getting crops off to a timely start.
Western Australian grain growers are facing some tough decisions as an unseasonal stretch of dry conditions, particularly in the north and east of the wheatbelt, takes its toll on winter crop prospects as the sowing window draws to a close.
Growers across NSW’s northern and central farming regions with young and emerging winter crops struggling under a long dry spell are pinning their hopes on a rain event forecast to pass through the region over the next two days.
Time is running out for winter crop plantings on Queensland’s Darling Downs where dry conditions have seen a shortfall in overall plantings and the widespread use of deep sowing, moisture seeking techniques to establish chickpeas.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) has entered a research and development partnership with Ausplow Farming Systems to improve crop yields and machine performance.
Wheat growers in Western Australia whose crops have experienced delayed emergence due to low rainfall, have been advised to carefully match inputs to yield potential as the season unfolds.
Bruce and Cathy Gundill’s grain cleaning business started in 1998, and has built a clientele which focuses on planting quality seed to achieve even and vigorous germination.