Soil-borne disease risk higher
Grain growers in the southern cropping region who have experienced a dry growing season this year are being warned of a potential increase in the risk of some soil-borne diseases in 2019.
The national winter crop production is tipped to be 20 per cent below the 20-year average, as farmers grapple with drought across large parts of Australia’s east.
While stubble loads in 2018 are generally much lighter than usual due to the impact of the dry conditions and the salvaging of frost-damaged crops, stubble management remains an important consideration heading into next season.
An international guide to addressing the challenge of diseases in wheat and barley has been launched, with John Curtin University’s Professor Richard Oliver editing the go-to reference for the agricultural industry.
Grain growers in Victoria and South Australia who have cut crops due to moisture stress and frost are advised to be mindful of the amount of nutrients being removed from their paddocks.
With summer just around the corner, one cropping farmer is cursing the fact that rain has finally arrived.
More resilient barley varieties with better yields could soon be available to Australian farmers thanks to an international research partnership.
While most of the canola grown in northern Victoria is being cut for hay, one Dookie farmer is keeping the majority of his crop for what it was originally sown for.
The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will present the latest innovations and technologies for the precision agriculture sector at its upcoming event, GFIA in Focus.
Following a large monthly gain of 6.5 per cent in September, the NAB Rural Commodities Index has continued to perform well month-on-month, rising a further 1.8 per cent in October.
Spurred on by conversations with his peers at planting time, third generation central NSW rice grower Drew Braithwaite had long been searching for more innovative ways to market and trade his produce.
The Southern Riverina will be similar to most of Australia and have a small 2018-19 winter crop.
A new dual-purpose, high yielding APH wheat is the first variety to be launched out of plant breeding company AGT’s recently established winter breeding program based at Wagga Wagga in NSW.
A combination of extreme dry weather and damaging frost will deliver Australia its smallest winter crop in 10 years, according to Rabobank in its recently-released Winter Crop Production Outlook.
A VERDICT of not guilty to both attempted murder and murder was handed down to the Deniliquin woman who murdered her son in the Murray River last year.
POLICE raided a Pakenham St retailer on Wednesday and seized allegedly illegal tobacco.
A POLICE strike team has arrested 16 people for drug crime, burglaries and theft during mass raids across Campaspe Shire. Central Victoria Response Unit, with the help of Campaspe uniform police, detectives and dog squad, executed 16 search warrants...