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Step aside humans, robotic machines farm a complete crop in UK trial

Grain Central, 12 September 2017

A world-first project to plant, manage and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones has achieved its goal in the United Kingdom.

Rain reprieve for South Australia’s thirsty crops

Neil Lyon, 09 August 2017

Rain throughout South Australia’s cropping zones last week, including some heavy falls over the weekend, have turned the season around for SA croppers.

PGG Wrightson Seeds acquires Superior Seed Company

Grain Central, 28 July 2017

PGG Wrightson Seeds (PGWS) has purchased Superior Seed Company at Deniliquin in the NSW Riverina.

Dry conditions continue across inland NSW

Grain Central, 19 July 2017

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.

Dry takes another slice off Western Australia winter crop prospects

Neil Lyon, 10 July 2017

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.

Canola plantings in line with five-year average

Grain Central, 10 July 2017

Australian Oilseeds Federation today released its first estimate of new season canola plantings and production forecast, cautious in the face of seasonal uncertainty.

Southern winter crop on track

Neil Lyon, 29 June 2017

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.

Big dry cuts into Western Australian winter crop potential

Neil Lyon, 28 June 2017

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.

NSW growers hang out for crop-reviving rains

Neil Lyon, 27 June 2017

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.

Crunch time for Queensland winter sowing programs

Neil Lyon, 26 June 2017

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.