Economists develop online tool for sugar cane growers

April 24, 2020 | 1 min read
Agricultural economists at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have developed a new online tool that helps sugarcane growers to measure farm profitability and planning.

Queensland researchers launch new mungbean ‘gem’

April 24, 2020 | 2 min read
Queensland Government plant breeders have developed a new disease-resistant variety of mungbean with high yield potential.

Emergency permit to combat fall armyworm

April 22, 2020 | 2 min read
Biosecurity Queensland says the latest discovery of fall armyworm to the west of Cairns is a blow to agriculture.

Agsafe's New Agvet Chemical Supplier Course

April 21, 2020 | 2 min read
The Agvet Chemical Suppliers Course has been the flagship training for Agvet retailers since 2015. Completion of the Agvet Chemical Suppliers Course earns 300 points in the Agsafe industry professional development program and achieves Personal Accreditation. This course is suitable for those who have worked in the agvet chemical sector for 12 months, in addition to those with many years experience. It is interactive, challenging and an excellent way to learn about the industry.

Cut through COVID cloud

April 21, 2020 | 1 min read
Social distancing is making it difficult for supplier company sales reps to access rural merchandise stores. Many stores have restricted – or no longer permit– visits by company reps and service suppliers.

Optimism for Australian grain growers, despite uncertainty

April 16, 2020 | 5 min read
While COVID-19 continues to create chaos across global markets and industries, Australian grain growers are quietly preparing for one of their most promising seasons in recent years.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Merchandise Manager – Young NSW

April 13, 2020 | 1 min read
Are you looking to join a leading independent and Australian owned agribusiness? Are you seeking autonomy within a group that is growing, agile and privately owned where common sense is a core principal? Have you considered a move to the South West slopes of NSW, with close proximity to large regional centres and cities? Do you have a desire to obtain equity and create your own family asset?

QLD research makes breakthrough in boosting sorghum protein content

April 3, 2020 | 2 min read
Researchers from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation have announced a major breakthrough in lifting the protein content of sorghum using gene editing.

A new strain of salt-tolerant bread wheat will begin field trials this year.

March 30, 2020 | 4 min read
A new strain of salt-tolerant bread wheat with genes that can be traced back to wild relatives will begin field trials in Australia this year.

Sentinel - a step towards national pest surveillance

March 29, 2020 | 5 min read
A new mobile plant pest surveillance unit is a step towards a nationally coordinated approach to plant pest surveillance aimed at informing grower pest management and providing early detection and improved market access.

Port in shape for first Australian grain exports

March 27, 2020 | 3 min read
A project to give South Australian farmers a new way of shipping their grain to global markets is close to commissioning following the delivery of a transhipment vessel.

Nation’s farm confidence rebounds to highest level in almost five years

March 26, 2020 | 2 min read
Results at a glance: ■ Significant rain prompts major turnaround in farmer sentiment across Australia, despite ongoing effects of drought and bushfire ■ Farmers are confident of return to better seasons and improved farm incomes ■ Strong commodity prices are fuelling farmer optimism ■ Confidence up in all states, with most notable swings in NSW and Queensland ■ Survey finds nearly 70% of farmers expect climate change will impact their business in the next decade, with 20% expecting that impact to be major

Increase pulse inoculant in dry conditions this season

March 26, 2020 | 2 min read
Growers planning to dry sow pulses on soils responsive to inoculation this season are encouraged to double the rate of peat inoculant or use a granular inoculant which delivers a high number of rhizobia at sowing to increase the likelihood of successful nodulation and nitrogen fixation.

New appointment to make mungbeans even healthier

March 16, 2020 | 2 min read
The Queensland Government has appointed a dedicated mungbean pathologist to further develop and protect the State’s $100 million a year industry.

drumMUSTER collects 35 millionth container for recycling

March 10, 2020 | 2 min read
On Friday 6 March 2020, in the town of Renmark, South Australia, Agsafe’s drumMUSTER program’s 35 millionth agvet chemical container was collected. The milestone container was delivered to the Renmark Refuse Depot which holds a regular collection of agvet containers each month.