First pea genome to help improve crops of the future

Sept. 4, 2019 | 1 min read
A global team including scientists from The University of Western Australia has assembled the first genome of the field pea, which provides insight into how the legume evolved and will help aid future improvements of the crop.

Aussie horticulture exports hit record high

Sept. 2, 2019 | 2 min read
The world’s appetite for Australian fruit, nuts and vegetables has skyrocketed with Australian produce exports reaching almost $2.8 billion for the first time.

New projects tap the cropping potential of northern Australia

Aug. 30, 2019 | 2 min read
Projects to focus on developing commercial-scale trials of oilseeds, pulses, cereals and forage crops in northern Australia.

Farmbot delivering remote watering solutions to Aussie farmers

Aug. 30, 2019 | 2 min read
It uses algorithms to detect abnormal behaviour in water levels to deliver near real-time reports to farmers.

Late-season glyphosate permit on feed barley approved

Aug. 23, 2019 | 1 min read
Grain Producers Australia Chairman, Mr Andrew Weidemann, advises industry that the APVMA has issued a permit for ‘Pre-Harvest Dessication and Spray Topping of Weeds in Specified Barley (Except Malting Barley) - Permit number – PER82594 (v2)’. The permit expiry is 30 April 2020.

GLOBAL REPORT CONFIRMS GM CROPS ARE BENEFICIAL TO FARMERS, AGRICULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Aug. 23, 2019 | 2 min read
The latest independent report published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) confirms that plant biotechnology continues to have significant benefits for farmers, communities, consumers, economies and the environment.

ACCC gives green light to Landmark acquisition of rival RuralCo

Aug. 22, 2019 | 2 min read
Two of Australia's largest rural retailers, Landmark and RuralCo, are a step closer to becoming one after the competition watchdog gave its blessing to a merger proposal.

Elanco to Buy Bayer's Animal Health Business for $7.6 Billion

Aug. 21, 2019 | 1 min read
Elanco will pay for the unit with 70% cash and the remainder in stock. Specifically, an Elanco statement explained the terms:

Breakthrough in disease resistance for Brassica crops

Aug. 20, 2019 | 2 min read
A global team led by Punjab Agricultural University, India, with researchers from The University of Western Australia, have made a significant breakthrough in disease resistance in Brassica oilseed crops.

LIFTING GM MORATORIUM A WIN FOR FARMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Aug. 19, 2019 | 2 min read
The plant science industry commends Minister Whetstone and the Marshall Government’s announcement today. We now call on all parties to support this science-based decision so farmers in South Australia can access the clear environmental, agronomic and financial benefits of growing approved genetically modified (GM) crops.

Boost nitrogen efficacy in tree crops

Aug. 14, 2019 | 2 min read
With spring just around the corner, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is reminding tree crop growers and their advisers about the potential to enhance nitrogen use efficiency in orchards.

Update on late-season glyphosate use

Aug. 13, 2019 | 2 min read
The late-season use of glyphosate on barley, under emergency use permit (PER82594), is no longer permitted

IoT satellite network to deliver rainfall data

Aug. 9, 2019 | 2 min read
Australian farmers could soon be looking to the stars rather than the skies for their weather information.

BASF enters Australian wheat seed market

Aug. 9, 2019 | 2 min read
BASF to launch its first new wheat seed varieties onto the Australian market in 2021.

Spot form net blotch disease found in Croppa Creek barley crops

Aug. 8, 2019 | 3 min read
Growers in Queensland and northern New South Wales are being warned to check their barley crops for disease, following reports of spot form net blotch (SFNB).