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02 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Bumper Rice Crop Reflects Positive Outlook for Australian Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has welcomed Australia’s bumper rice harvest stating it is good news for the growers and Australia’s rice...
25 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Want Specialist Agency to Oversee Wheat Markets
AUSTRALIA - NSW Farmers’ Association grains committee have called on the Federal Government to maintain oversight of the export wheat market through a specialised agency like Wheat Exports...
24 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Portable Device Detects Soil Contamination
AUSTRALIA - Ziltek Pty Ltd and CSIRO have announced the commercialisation of a new hand-held device for the rapid in-field analysis of petroleum contamination in soil....
23 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farm Health and Safety Should be Front of Mind
AUSTRALIA - As National Farm Safety week draws to a close, Agriculture Minister Senator Joe Ludwig has encouraged Australian farmers to keep their own health and well–being front of mind....
18 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Ask for Quarantine Facilties to Stay
AUSTRALIA - Grassroots members of New South Wales Farmers’ (NSW) Association has called for decentralised quarantine facilities to be maintained in strategic locations to protect the country’s...
17 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia National Food Plan for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government has launched a National Food Plan green paper which presents a series of policy options for Australia’s food future....
13 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Liberal Scare Tactics Risk Long Term Costs for Queensland Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The real costs to Queensland’s primary producers lie in not taking acting against climate change, Agriculture Minister and Queensland Senator Joe Ludwig said this week (10 July)....
11 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Must Diversify to Survive
AUSTRALIA - Broadening the mix of agricultural enterprises could help farmers protect themselves from the long-term impacts of climate variability, according to a new report from CSIRO....
Crop Industry News from Australia No Silver Bullet for Pest Control Among Australian Winter Crops
AUSTRALIA - As high rainfall zone grain (HRZ) growers swing into winter crop planting, growers are reminded not to become complacent about the pests even though numbers may be down this season....
10 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Study Reveals Good News for Rice Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI....
Crop Industry News from Australia A$400m Quarantine Facility for Victoria
AUSTRALIA - Federal Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell has announced Mickleham as the chosen location for Australia’s new post entry quarantine (PEQ) facility, an investment worth more than A$400...
06 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Advice for Australian Pest Management
AUSTRALIA - Entomologists with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) are encouraging grain growers to explore integrated pest management (IPM) options and spray...
02 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Liberals, Nationals 'Fail' Australian Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The Liberals and Nationals have confirmed they have no interest in representing the interests of Australian farmers in Federal Parliament, with the Coalition asking only a single...
29 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Carbon Tax will Increase Farm Costs by A$3.2 billion
AUSTRALIA - With two days remaining until the carbon tax comes into effect, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is continuing its call for the Government to do more to stop the costs of...
28 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Winter Watching A Winner for Stored Grain
AUSTRALIA - The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is reminding grain growers to avoid nasty surprises when out-loading grain by monitoring for pests regularly. It says early...
27 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Investments Aim to Crack Wheat’s ‘Tough Nuts’
AUSTRALIA - Widespread frosts in Western Australia in 1998 and 2005 caused wheat yield losses of 500,000 and 700,000 tonnes respectively, while drought, salinity, disease and nutrient issues...
Crop Industry News from Australia Forum Continues Conversation with Australian Agri-Finance Sector
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, and Parliamentary Secretary, Sid Sidebottom, yesterday (26 June) met with members of the government’s Agricultural...
26 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Senate Calls for New Agricultural Body
AUSTRALIA - In a week when the nation’s peak agricultural body has achieved a policy win on foreign investment, represented Australian agriculture at the Rio+20 Forum and called on the Prime...
20 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Control Blackleg Early to Minimise Canola Yield Losses
AUSTRLIA - Growers are encouraged to inspect young canola crops now for signs of blackleg disease, and apply a registered foliar fungicide if necessary....
Crop Industry News from Australia Agricultural Export Earnings Remain High
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s export earnings from agricultural and natural resources based products are forecast to remain high in 2012–13. ...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Government to Consult on Foreign Ownership Register
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government has announced a working group to consult on the development of a Commonwealth foreign ownership register for agricultural land....
18 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Economist Addresses Policy Workshop in Europe
AUSTRALIA - Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia chief economist Ross Kingwell has addressed an international workshop tasked with assessing the European Union’s new agricultural...
15 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Helps Japanese Rice Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government in partnership with Cotton Australia is helping Japanese rice farmers transition to cotton crops in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami....
14 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Dry Start for Australian Crops
AUSTRALIA - Dry seasonal conditions have resulted in a slow start to the winter cropping season, but plantings are now well underway across Australia....
11 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Churchill Fellowship Recipient Examines More Resistant Wheat Breeding
AUSTRALIA - The 2011 Churchill Fellowship recipient Michael Francki has just returned from the United States and Mexico armed with greater knowledge and access to wheat germplasm that may help...
08 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Soilborne Disease to be Focus of Symposium in WA
AUSTRALIA - Australian and international scientists will gather in Fremantle later this year to present research findings on soilborne diseases....
04 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Controlling Stripe Rust in Dual Purpose Wheat
AUSTRALIA - The high incidence of stripe rust in dual purpose cereal crops has prompted calls for growers to consider varieties with higher rust resistance ratings....
31 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Growers Warned to Watch for Seedling Insect Pests
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers are being encouraged to inspect germinating and newly-establishing crops for damaging insect pests in order to make accurate and effective insect control decisions....
29 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia New GM Taskforce for NSW Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The benefits and risks of modifying the genes of plants to improve food and fibre production will be studied intensively by NSW Farmers....
28 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Biosecurity Laws Put NSW on Front Foot
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - The NSW Government is stepping up its fight against possible disease threats through the introduction of tough new biosecurity measures, said NSW Minister for Primary...
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