Swapping sides in GM debate
A former radical environmental activist who made a stunning reversal on genetically-modified crops believes Australian farmers need access to the technology to help feed the world.
Canola systems are being examined as part of a Grains Research and Development Corporation and Riverine Plains field day to be held on July 26.
The ability to manage difficult-to-control weeds has spurred Australian canola growers to plant just under half-a-million hectares to Roundup Ready canola in 2018.
There are not many agronomists today who aren’t using agtech of some description to better advise their clients.
Soil health, innovation, digital farming and next generation weather forecasting will be improved thanks to $27million in funding through round one of the Smart Farming Partnership grants.
Southern NSW growers are being advised to monitor for red-legged earth mites this winter, with experts warning environmental conditions have been ideal for mass hatchings, potentially putting emerging winter crops at risk.
The late autumn break in northern Victoria is likely to see below average crop yields across the region, according to an Agriculture Victoria agronomist.
Canola and pulse growers are urged to take care when making management decisions for green peach aphid in the wake of more populations of the pest showing resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides.
Riverine Plains will host a paddock walk at Burramine this week, during which the key outcomes from the five-year GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Riverine Plains region’ will be discussed.
With autumn producing less-than-favourable conditions across a lot of the state, many livestock producers may be going into winter with less pasture than desired.
A new era is ahead for award-winning Case IH dealer and family business O’Connors, with the announcement that managing director Mark O’Connor will be retiring at the end of this year, after 42 years service to the company.
Victoria’s total area of planted crops has increased slightly in the past 12 months despite an overall drop across the country due partly to a major decrease in NSW.
Local grain growers will have the chance to discuss and have input into their industry’s research, development and extension investments when a Grains Research and Development Corporation forum is held in Dookie next week.
The scene has been set for below-average winter crop harvest volumes, as very low soil moisture levels across Australia curb yield prospects and further plantings remain dependent on rain in the coming four weeks, according to Rabobank’s just-released Australian 2018-19 Winter Crop Outlook.
Work on Rochester’s silo art continues to progress, with artist Jimmy DVate putting the final touches on the town’s metal silo.
Suppliers and industry representatives are subdued, at best, about the opening milk price announcements last week from Saputo Dairy Australia and Fonterra.
AUSTRALIAN DAIRY farmers could be losing more than $100 000 a year due to herd replacement inefficiencies that could be fixed by using proper data, according to a leading industry player. Cameron Renshaw from Heiferlink will discuss ‘Rearing...