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Wheat the winner in WA winter crop stakes

Neil Lyon, 13 July 2018

Wheat has emerged as the standout crop this year in Western Australia where winter crops overall are in good shape, making up ground over the last month following reasonable falls of rain and warm growing conditions.

Rain front lifts WA winter crop prospects

Neil Lyon, 04 July 2018

Widespread rain across much of the Western Australian cropping belt over the past couple of days has boosted winter crop prospects, particularly in the northern and central regions.

Genetic resistance to wheat fungal disease breakthrough

Grain Central, 04 July 2018

Wheat researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in Western Australian varieties.

New weeds lab for University of WA

Grain Central, 25 June 2018

Australian crop and weed agronomy will be taken into the future with the opening of a state-of-the-art laboratory at The University of Western Australia (UWA) on Tuesday as well as the appointment of a new director to lead the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI).

Canola area drops, barley climbs to fit WA season

Liz Wells, 11 June 2018

Western Australia’s estimated canola area has dropped 9.2 per cent in the past month, while the forecast barley planting has risen 5.2pc to a record high, according to the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) June crop report released on Friday.

Australian Grain Growers’ Co-op winding up despite solvency

Grain Central, 07 June 2018

The Australian Grain Growers’ Co-operative, which was established to help growers find their feet in a deregulated market, is winding up its operations this month.

Australia’s 2018/19 wheat crop set for 22.9Mt, exports 15.5Mt: Rabobank

Grain Central, 01 June 2018

Rabobank’s 2018-19 winter-crop estimate has forecast Australia’s wheat production at 22.9 million tonnes, the mid-point of its range estimate whose upside depends on further rain in coming weeks to allow establishment of late-planted cereals.

Trophy tests new canola royalty model in troubled year

Liz Wells, 31 May 2018

Nuseed Australia is testing a new model for canola royalty collection this year with HyTTec Trophy, which comes with a modest pricetag for a hybrid, but requires end-point royalties to be paid on delivered seed.

Wheat disease ratings vital tool in WA despite the dry

Grain Central, 31 May 2018

Despite the forecast for a drier than average start to the growing season in Western Australia, growers should carefully review the disease ratings for the varieties in their cropping programs this year.

Herbicide tactics to bridge the dry divide

Grain Central, 30 May 2018

Some Western Australian growers may need to be particularly vigilant about post-emergent weed control this season given numbers of germinating weeds could be high in certain regions following recent rainfall.