Building sustainable horticultural farms

Aug. 7, 2022 | 3 min read
Helping farmers, owners and shareholders to build more sustainable horticultural businesses lies at the heart of Chris McClarron’s work at Thomas Elder Consulting – and the first step to sustainability is revealed in the data.

Pursehouse Rural celebrates 60 years

Aug. 6, 2022 | 5 min read
This year, Pursehouse Rural is celebrating 60 years in the agricultural distribution industry, writes Andrew Maughan*. Significantly, the business is still strongly influenced by the Pursehouse family, with two generations of the family in senior executive roles within the business today.

Azelis establishes Australian presence

Aug. 6, 2022 | 3 min read
Azelis, a life sciences company with a global footprint has recently established a presence in Australia.

Transparency focus of sustainable cotton

Aug. 6, 2022 | 2 min read
The Australian cotton industry has underlined its commitment to transparency and accountability by unveiling for the first time an innovative sustainability ‘Data Pack’ to support its latest cotton sustainability report.

It starts with CRT…

Aug. 5, 2022 | 2 min read
The agriculture industry has experienced significant change since the first CRT meeting was held at the Canobolas Hotel, Orange in 1970, writes Greg O’Neil*.

Working together after COVID…

Aug. 5, 2022 | 2 min read
While working from home is considered the ‘new normal’ for many, face-to-face contact is still crucial for relationship building, providing the ideal forum for exchanging ideas, and developing strategies.

‘Summer of content’ still on offer for Australian grains and oilseeds – Rabobank Agri Monthly

July 7, 2022 | 1 min read
A ‘summer of content’ is still on offer for Australia’s grains and oilseeds sector this year, despite a recent softening in prices for global agri commodities and for some local commodities, Rabobank says in its just-released monthly outlook.

Mungbean makeover on the menu

March 30, 2022 | 2 min read
From ancient, ‘gassy’ legume to low-carbon, nutritional powerhouse, mungbeans are being given a global makeover, led by researchers at The University of Queensland.

Farm incomes surge as the good times roll

March 1, 2022 | 2 min read
A combination of good seasonal conditions and prices have led to improved farm performance for broadacre and dairy farms.

Agriculture looks to record-busting year

Sept. 14, 2021 | 2 min read
The agricultural sector is looking at another record-breaking year, with the gross value of production (GVP) forecast to reach $73 billion in 2021-22.

Data provision by Middle Kingdom in turmoil

May 19, 2021 | 4 min read
Mystery surrounds the sudden suspension of operations at one of China's primary agricultural data providers. This has left domestic and global merchants, analysts and brokers in the dark about all things agriculture in the Middle Kingdom. Cofeed is a Beijing-based private agricultural consultancy.

GPA welcomes stronger biosecurity measures

May 4, 2021 | 2 min read
Australia’s peak national grain grower advocacy group has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement today of stronger measures to protect their industry from devastation, with a $371 million biosecurity package in the upcoming Budget. Grain Producers Australia Deputy Chair and Western Australian grain farmer, Barry Large, said the investment program was another positive step towards modernising national biosecurity with stronger preventative measures.

Australian agriculture looking to profitable year ahead – industry outlook

Jan. 29, 2021 | 5 min read
Australia’s agricultural sector is set to enjoy an overall profitable year ahead – underpinned by high commodity prices, positive seasonal conditions and low interest rates, and despite expected continuing trade tensions with China – according to a newly-released industry outlook.

Agchem Safety Week – Industry Insights 24 Nov

Nov. 12, 2020 | 1 min read
Agsafe to host virtual presentation of two passionate advocates.

UPL Australia to distribute Penncozeb

Sept. 22, 2020 | 1 min read
UPL Australia has welcomed Penncozeb 750DF into its portfolio of products and will now distribute the fungicide in Australia.