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Ancient skeletons shed light on when people started eating maize

The discovery of remarkably well-preserved ancient skeletons in Central American rock shelters has shed new light on when maize became a key part of people’s diet on the continent…Read More

Grain Central, June 5, 2020

Fire grounds generate unique crop pest and disease intel

Scientists are investigating the effect of the recent bushfires on farming systems in terms of crop diseases, pests and beneficial species…Read More

Grain Central, June 1, 2020

Aussie farmers have low levels of ag support compared to rest of world

Australia has one of the lowest levels of agricultural support across the 37 OECD countries and major emerging economies, according to ABARES analysis…Read More

Grain Central, May 29, 2020

No evidence of resistance in lucerne flea

Testing of populations of lucerne flea – a pest that can be found in most grain crops and pastures in southern Australia – has not found any evidence of insecticide resistance…Read More

Grain Central, May 22, 2020

Silo hazards lie in wait for the unwary

Grain growers accessing seed from on-farm silos to sow this year’s winter crops, or giving their silos a clean out ahead of the next harvest, need to be aware of the hazards that lie in wait…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 21, 2020

FNQ irrigators tap into new digital water trading

A pilot research project promises to be a game-changer for Far North Queensland (FNQ) irrigators, allowing them to tap into a new water markets and trading platform using the latest digital blockchain technology…Read More

Grain Central, May 21, 2020

University of New England to go global with rural crime survey

A rural crime survey conceived in NSW will go global to discover ways to improve the relationship between victims and those responding to criminal activity in country areas…Read More

Grain Central, April 30, 2020

Australian ag trade continues despite COVID-19 uncertainty: ABARES

The global spread of COVID-19 is making the short-term outlook for Australia’s agricultural sectors increasingly uncertain, according to the ABARES…Read More

Grain Central, April 23, 2020

Planning policies must secure ag’s future in peri-urban areas + VIDEO: Nuffield

Ways must be found to reduce the impact of urban sprawl on the productivity of agricultural land in peri-urban areas, according to Nuffield Scholar, James Stacey…Read More

Grain Central, April 8, 2020

Excess feed opens opportunity to rebuild fodder stocks

With some regions recording their best autumn break for more than a decade, now’s the time to plan for the spring fodder harvest and help rebuild the nation’s hay stocks…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2020

COVID-19 guide offers common sense tips to protect grain farms

GrainGrowers has produced a COVID-19 guide for growers that highlights the practical steps they can take to help limit the spread of the virus…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 1, 2020

Don’t sweat food security, Aussie farmers have it covered: VIDEO

Mungindi farmer, Sam Heagney, has produced another fantastic video, this time explaining how food security is assured in this difficult time with Australian farmers producing enough food to feed three times our population…Read More

Grain Central, March 30, 2020

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