Jan. 10, 2020 | 2 min read
Australia is currently facing the worst bushfires in its history, with officials noting the crisis is unlike anything the country has ever seen and could have long-lasting impacts. The impact to livestock, pets and wildlife has been devastating. According to the Wall Street Journal, thousands of livestock have already been killed – additional hits on a farm sector that was already suffering from a three-year drought – and millions more animals have been impacted. As always in the face of disaster, Zoetis colleagues are stepping up to support customers and communities by providing emergency veterinary services and consultations, organising product donations, and supporting the mental health of those affected through our relationship with Beyond Blue.

APVMA Stakeholder Engagement Framework

Jan. 7, 2020 | 1 min read
The APVMA invites our clients and stakeholders to provide feedback on our draft Stakeholder Engagement Framework. The Framework, and accompanying Stakeholder Engagement Activities document, outlines the APVMA’s stakeholder engagement strategy for the 2020–23 period.

Fresh move to lift South Aust GM crop ban

Dec. 19, 2019 | 1 min read
The South Australian government has moved to introduce regulations to lift the ban on genetically-modified crops from January.

Formation of AgLink International announced

Dec. 9, 2019 | 3 min read
The formation of new agribusiness entity AgLink International was announced last week at the 2019 ARA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Metabolism-based glyphosate resistance discovered in weed in Western Australia's Ord irrigation scheme

Dec. 3, 2019 | 4 min read
Researchers have claimed a world first in herbicide resistance, after discovering a tropical weed in Western Australia's far north that literally eats glyphosate.


Nov. 29, 2019 | 1 min read
A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia has discovered key genes in wheat that are associated with Metribuzin herbicide tolerance.

Australia approved world-first use of a product based on BASF’s herbicide Luximax

Nov. 25, 2019 | 2 min read
Australian farmers will be the first in the world to experience Luximax® (cinmethylin), the breakthrough pre-emergent herbicide by BASF, which has received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). Currently registered for use in wheat (excluding durum wheat), Luximax will be available to growers in time for the 2020 season.

Elders appoints new horticultural specialist to TEC team

Nov. 25, 2019 | 1 min read
ELDERS increasing focus on horticulture has been given a boost with the appointment of Roop Sandhu as a horticultural specialist within the Thomas Elder Consulting (TEC) team.

Landmark, Ruralco rural brands unite to form Nutrien Ag Solutions

Nov. 12, 2019 | 2 min read
Iconic rural brands Landmark and Ruralco will soon cease to exist, with the recently merged companies uniting to form Nutrien Ag Solutions.

Elders delivers steady profit, invests for growth

Nov. 11, 2019 | 2 min read
In its 180th year, Elders has delivered a steady profit result, while positioning the business for future growth by continuing to invest in the future of regional Australia. Underlying after-tax profit of $63.6 million was recorded, in line with the previous year. Underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) fell just 1% to $73.7 million. Elders has announced a final dividend of 9 cents per share fully franked, taking the full-year dividend to 18 cents.

Swiss Agronomist Trades Snow For Australia’s Outback Dream

Nov. 6, 2019 | 2 min read
With her Australian accent, it is hard to believe Pacific Seeds Production Agronomist Annie Christinat recently swapped life in the Swiss mountains for the Australian outback to pursue her dream of living on the land.

Researchers double sorghum grain yield to improve food supply

Nov. 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Plant scientists have doubled the amount of grains that a sorghum plant can yield.

Leading grains industry body to join research collaboration

Nov. 4, 2019 | 3 min read
Research into effectiveness of new compound for protecting stored grain is underway.

Australia: Widespread rainfall on the way

Oct. 30, 2019 | 2 min read
According to weather experts, a slow moving upper level trough will deliver the most widespread rain event across the east coast in six months over the next week.


Oct. 24, 2019 | 2 min read
A 10-year joint venture between The University of Western Australia and PGG Wrightson Seeds has been launched to provide farmers better access to advances in seed technology.