Farmers urged to prevent drought, fire residue running into dams

Fire-affected farmers are being encouraged to consider long-term strategies to prevent organic pollution entering farm dams, as thunderstorms and flash flooding become the latest threat…Read More

Grain Central, February 10, 2020

Domesticated wheat has complex parentage

Certain types of domesticated wheat have complicated origins, with genetic contributions from wild and cultivated wheat populations on opposite sides of the Fertile Crescent…Read More

Grain Central, February 4, 2020

Haystacking guidelines help reduce accident risk

Complacency in the workplace when stacking hay can lead to accidents and dangerous incidents, even for the most seasoned operators…Read More

Grain Central, February 4, 2020

Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible

Researchers in Germany have found that, in theory, 10 billion people can be fed without compromising the earth’s system…Read More

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, January 31, 2020

Bread aroma: Modern and old wheat varieties taste equally good

Scientists have compared the taste and aroma of different breads from old and modern wheat varieties and found both varieties produced very tasty breads…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2020

Extreme heat bookends Australia’s warmest and driest year on record

Last year was both the warmest and driest year on record for Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Statement 2019…Read More

Grain Central, January 13, 2020

SA grower shares fire recovery tips

South Australian grower, Ben Marshman, whose farm bore the brunt of the Pinery fire in 2015, has some sound advice for growers whose farms have been impacted by fire this season…Read More

Grain Central, December 13, 2019

Summer safety warning for quad bikes, side-by-sides

The ACCC is urging people to be vigilant about safety when using quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSV) this summer…Read More

Grain Central, December 10, 2019

2020 designated International Year of Plant Health

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020…Read More

Grain Central, December 3, 2019

Potential to store Pilbara mine water for agriculture

Aerial geophysical surveys have been underway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to identify sites that may be suitable to store water underground for future irrigated agriculture development…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2019

New partnership to tackle community trust challenge

Industry leaders have come together in a new program aimed at building the capacity of food and fibre industries to actively engage with, and respond to, changes in community trust…Read More

Grain Central, October 29, 2019

Qld AgTech Month – Full list and links to events

When the organisers of several AgTech focused events in Queensland in November first realised how many similar events were being held throughout the same State during the same month, they started to worry – would the competing events counteract and work against each other?..Read More

James Nason, October 24, 2019

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