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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.

Pre-emergent herbicides under scrutiny in wet conditions

Grain Central, 10 July 2017

Western Australian grain growers are being urged to be mindful that early sowing under wet, warm conditions can impact the length of efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides.

Scientists unlock potential of pigeon peas

Guest Author, 30 June 2017

Scientists from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), The University of Western Australia (UWA) and seven institutions globally have re-sequenced 300 lines of pigeon pea in a breakthrough that will provide food and nutritional security across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

More changes to WA grain transport may be in the wind

Guest Author, 23 June 2017

Ongoing negotiations between Western Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, and rail operator, Brookfield Rail, could yield further changes to WA’s rail network, as could the state’s recent change of government.

WA growers act to counter wheat yield penalties from delayed emergence

Grain Central, 21 June 2017

Wheat growers in Western Australia whose crops have experienced delayed emergence due to low rainfall, have been advised to carefully match inputs to yield potential as the season unfolds.

WA growers urged to assess variety and cost before reseeding canola

Grain Central, 15 June 2017

Canola growers in Western Australia thinking about reseeding crops that have established poorly as a result of low rainfall should carefully consider whether it is worth the cost.

WA winter crop plantings wane as dry takes hold

Neil Lyon, 09 June 2017

Dry conditions continue over most of the cropping regions of Western Australia where winter crop planting has all but wrapped up.

Nuffield Scholar working to bridge the city/country divide

Grain Central, 02 June 2017

Nuffield Australia Scholar Colin de Grussa believes in further education, and what he has in mind is a relentlessly positive education about the agricultural industry for a vast majority of the Australian population.