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August rains bring muted reprieve for WA winter crop

Neil Lyon, 11 September 2017

Rain across most grain-growing regions of Western Australia during August has probably been too little, too late for struggling winter crops in the north and east where the growing season has been exceptionally dry.

Quinoa shows promise in WA

Grain Central, 08 September 2017

Trials in Western Australia of the ancient grain, quinoa, are showing early promise.

Controlled Traffic Farming reduces water erosion risk

Grain Central, 23 August 2017

The importance of surface water management to reduce the risk of water erosion associated with controlled traffic farming (CTF) has been highlighted, after widespread flooding across the Western Australian grainbelt.

WA winter crop forecast now 10Mt – up from 7.8Mt last month

Grain Central, 14 August 2017

The outlook for Western Australian grain production has improved over the last month with several good rainfall events over most regions throughout July and the first week in August.

Rain in WA: handy for some, too late for others

Neil Lyon, 11 August 2017

It’s a tale of mixed fortunes for winter crops in Western Australia where rain this week across the state’s farming belt has been too late for some, useful for many and too much for others.

Jimmy Wilson moves to CBH top job from BHP

Grain Central, 09 August 2017

Jimmy Wilson has been named as the new CEO of Western Australian bulk handler and major trading organisation, the CBH Group.

Gene discovery bolsters fight against yellow spot disease

Grain Central, 07 August 2017

Resistance to one of the most damaging wheat diseases, yellow spot, has been bolstered with the discovery of 11 new genes that will help make future varieties less susceptible to the fungal pathogen.

$3 million for WA crop research hub

Grain Central, 02 August 2017

Australian grain industries will benefit from a $3 million grant to create a new Crop Research Hub in Western Australia, charged with improving grain crop productivity and disease resistance Australia wide.

Insights into keeping controlled traffic farming on track

Grain Central, 26 July 2017

A new Western Australian publication provides a range of grower insights into different aspects of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF).

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.