Integrated management approaches to combat plant virus diseases

Oct. 8, 2019 | 2 min read
Investigations by The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Institute of Agriculture and Washington State University (WSU) in the USA have concluded that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to management of plant viral diseases.

Australia's first potash mine set to begin production in Western Australia

Oct. 4, 2019 | 2 min read
Australia's first sulphate of potash (SOP) mine is set to begin commercial production next year, with Kalium Lakes making the final investment approval for its Beyondie Sulphate of Potash project in Western Australia.

BASF’s strategy in agriculture aims for innovation-driven growth in specific markets

Oct. 1, 2019 | 3 min read
- Compelling offer connects seeds, traits, crop protection and digital solutions to support farmer success worldwide - Aiming for profitable growth of one percentage point above global agricultural market and a 50% increase in sales by 2030 - Launch of over 30 new products by 2028 with peak sales potential of more than €6 billion - Increase sales of products that make a substantial contribution to sustainability

Tick vaccine for Bos taurus breeds a step closer

Sept. 30, 2019 | 3 min read
A vaccine to protect Bos taurus breeds from the costly cattle tick is getting closer, paving the way for northern producers to introduce genetics capable of opening doors to new, high-value markets.

What’s the best way to manage annual ryegrass in chickpea crops?

Sept. 30, 2019 | 4 min read
Annual ryegrass is becoming increasingly prevalent in the northern cropping region, and many populations already have a high level of resistance to the major Group B and Group A herbicides registered for use in chickpea crops.

Surveillance technology to ramp up intelligence on pests and diseases

Sept. 24, 2019 | 2 min read
Australian plant industries are set to benefit from the deployment of some of the most sophisticated pest surveillance technologies in the world, with a revolutionary mobile surveillance unit prototype about to be launched.

New projects tap the pulse of northern Australia

Sept. 23, 2019 | 2 min read
More than $4.5 million dollars in investment will support the development of a northern Australian broadacre cropping industry.

Genetic modification law reform could see cotton industry swoop on South Australia

Sept. 19, 2019 | 5 min read
Australia's multi-billion-dollar cotton industry could expand into South Australia, once the state dumps its controversial ban on genetically modified crops in December.

Bayer launches latest fungicide innovation, iblon technology

Sept. 16, 2019 | 2 min read
Bayer announced today that its latest fungicide innovation marketed under the iblon™ technology brand has received first registration worldwide from the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.

China’s glyphosate production generally stable, no existing factors causing price rises

Sept. 16, 2019 | 3 min read
A recent article published by AgroPages, entitled, “Glyphosate Production in China to Decrease by 43%,” attracted market attention at home and abroad. The article states that inspections on phosphorus producers conducted by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment since April could affect glyphosate production, resulting in a reduction in production capacity by 43%.

Commercially reared bees deliver active ingredient to protect crops

Sept. 6, 2019 | 2 min read
Bee Vectoring Technologies International has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Clonostachys rosea CR-7 (CR-7) for use as a fungicide on commercial crops.

Virtual library offers farmers field-day experience without the time cost

Sept. 5, 2019 | 3 min read
An agricultural research collective in South Australia's Mallee says its launch of interactive field day videos will not take away from the real thing. Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) activated the virtual library last week to help give time back to farmers.

Elders announces partnership with evokeAG

Sept. 4, 2019 | 2 min read
Elders' focus on collaboration is essential for exponential growth in agtech adoption curve.

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.