Unusual insect activity reported in emerging crops

June 12, 2020 | 3 min read
South Australian grain growers are advised to keep an eye on vulnerable emerging crops, with unusual caterpillar and moth activity being reported across the State.

Support for growers eager to capture crop yield potential

June 10, 2020 | 2 min read
With favourable seasonal conditions in the southern cropping region elevating the yield potential of this year’s winter crops, grain growers are eager to meet the nutrient demands of their crops to capture the potential on offer.

"Movin’ on up – Australia’s winter crop planting set to soar more than 25 per cent

June 3, 2020 | 1 min read
Australia’s winter crop planting is set to climb by over 25 per cent this year on the back of widespread and well-timed rainfall across most of the country.

New research targets nematode control

June 2, 2020 | 2 min read
Bacteria and fungi in sheep faeces and pastures may unearth new natural antiparasitics that could also prevent multi-drug resistance.

You can’t pour from an empty cup

June 1, 2020 | 2 min read
If there was ever a time to kick the ‘she’ll be right’ mentality to the curve, surely, it’s in 2020. It’s time for a healthier stigma around talking about mental health and wellbeing in rural Australia.

Call for best practice approach to control mites

May 29, 2020 | 2 min read
Western Australian grain growers and advisers are encouraged to have best practice management strategies in place for redlegged earth mite (RLEM; Halotydeus destructor) this season with numbers likely to increase in areas with cold and wet conditions.

Extent of herbicide resistance in summer weeds revealed

May 27, 2020 | 3 min read
The first multi-species herbicide resistance survey conducted in the Northern grain growing regions of NSW and Queensland has shown that while resistance to key herbicides is prevalent, growers are keeping weed numbers low, for now.

Fall armyworm ‘not the end of the world’

May 22, 2020 | 3 min read
A North Queensland agronomist, on the frontline of fall armyworm’s incursion in Australia, is reassuring growers and advisers not to panic, with early indications the invasive moth could be managed this season through regular monitoring and selective use of insecticides.

Good news for growers: no evidence of resistance in Lucerne flea

May 20, 2020 | 3 min read
Against the backdrop of increasing resistance to pesticides, research has produced some positive news for Australian grain growers. Testing of populations of Lucerne flea (Sminthurus viridis) – a pest that can be found in most grain crops and pastures in southern Australia – has not found evidence of insecticide resistance.

Early-sown canola may escape blackleg

May 19, 2020 | 3 min read
Canola crops sown early in warm conditions over recent weeks may escape potentially severe blackleg disease during the growing season.

Syngenta announces TYMIRIUM technology brand

May 18, 2020 | 1 min read
Syngenta is proud to unveil the TYMIRIUM™ technology platform brand in Europe and Latin America. It is a novel nematicide and fungicide technology under development for both seed- and soil-applied uses.

Elders records $52 million first-half profit

May 18, 2020 | 4 min read
Elders Limited (ASX:ELD) today released its half year results for the six months to 31 March 2020, continuing to deliver on its Eight Point Plan initiatives.

Science finally prevails with GM cropping getting the green light in South Australia

May 14, 2020 | 2 min read
The South Australian Parliament has finally granted the state’s farmers access to GM crop innovations after passing the government’s Bill to enable commercial GM crop cultivation on mainland South Australia.

Nuseed and Barenbrug collaborate

May 6, 2020 | 2 min read
Nuseed and Barenbrug enter into collaborative agreement to provide R&D, plant breeding, and commercialisation of hybrid sorghum and sunflower.

Tight supply supports sheep industry in COVID-19

May 5, 2020 | 4 min read
Limited sheep numbers will support Australian farmgate prices through COVID-19 disruption, however forecasts for the wool sector remain less bullish, according to agribusiness specialist Rabobank.