Western Australia’s CBH Group has reported a record surplus before rebates of $247.6 million for the year ending 30 September 2017, and a grain intake of 13.2 million tonnes (Mt) in the 2017/18 harvest which is now in its final days.
Western Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, has lifted its crop estimate for the state’s current harvest to 12.7-13.2 million tonnes.
The latest ACCC report into bulk-handling of grain has found the domination of the supply chains by Viterra in South Australia and CBH in Western Australia is limiting options for growers and other exporters.
West Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, has received 9.22 million tonnes (Mt) of grain, close to 80 per cent of the total expected, in the state’s harvest as of 7 December.
Harvest outcomes continue to improve in Western Australia with crops yielding higher than expected, prompting the Grains Industry Association of WA’s (GIWA) to lift its predicted tonnes by 9.4 per cent from November to 13.48 million tonnes (Mt).
Improving the uptake of Australia’s world-class research and development (R&D) will require greater consideration of farmers’ attitude to change, along with a range of other barriers to adoption, says a new report released today by Nuffield Scholar and grain grower Chris Reichstein.
Western Australia is making good progress with winter crop harvest, with the CBH Group receiving about 60 per cent of estimated deliveries so far.
Bulk handler CBH Group has received more than 5 million tonnes (Mt) of grain, or 41 per cent of the expected total, as of 24 November in the harvest currently under way in Western Australia.
New wheat varieties with improved resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) are on the horizon, after a scientific boost from the new draft wheat genome.
The bright yellow – and foul smelling – matricaria weed is spreading across Western Australia’s grainbelt where Kwinana East port zone growers have identified it as an increasing threat to their businesses.