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.
Trials in Western Australia of the ancient grain, quinoa, are showing early promise.
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.
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.
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 has been named as the new CEO of Western Australian bulk handler and major trading organisation, the CBH Group.
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.
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.
A new Western Australian publication provides a range of grower insights into different aspects of Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF).
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.