The dirt on soil data

LAST week’s Soil, Big Data and the Future of Ag conference was absorbingly interesting, but what does it all mean?
LAST week’s Soil, Big Data and the Future of Ag conference was absorbingly interesting, but what does it all mean?
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BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports. BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports.
FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks. FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks.
SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition. SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition.
THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year. THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year.
ANDREW Wilkie has renewed his call for Australian and New Zealand health ministers to approve the use of industrial hemp as a food.
02 Jul 15 ANDREW Wilkie has renewed his call for Australian and New Zealand health ministers to approve the use of industrial hemp as a food.
DESPITE last week's rain, growers are still cautious about taking a forward marketing stance in the current price climate.
02 Jul 15 DESPITE last week's rain, growers are still cautious about taking a forward marketing stance in the current price climate.
THE future of grain transport by rail in the Mid North, Upper South East and EP has been secured under a $100m Viterra deal.
01 Jul 15 THE future of grain transport by rail in the Mid North, Upper South East and EP has been secured under a $100m Viterra deal. | Mallee rail future in doubt 
CASH income of Australian grain farms has declined to $171,000 per farm - around 24pc higher than the 10-year average, ABARES says.
30 Jun 15  11 CASH income of Australian grain farms has declined to $171,000 per farm - around 24pc higher than the 10-year average, ABARES says. | High-cost crunch for Aussie grain  | Widespread rain sprouts grower... 
GRAIN growers from across Australia are invited to the first ever GRDC Growers’ Day at this year’s Australian Grains Industry Conference.
30 Jun 15  2 GRAIN growers from across Australia are invited to the first ever GRDC Growers’ Day at this year’s Australian Grains Industry Conference. | AGIC 2015 program External Link | Full steam ahead for AGIC 
WATERLOGGING is not commonly associated with the Mallee, but farmers in the region are watching some of their best land go underwater.
30 Jun 15  2 WATERLOGGING is not commonly associated with the Mallee, but farmers in the region are watching some of their best land go underwater. | Trial digs deep to renew soils  | Soil scientist's passion honoured 
A TASMANIAN scientist, Dr Doris Blaesing has been awarded the AUSVEG Researcher of the Year Award,for her work on the Soil Wealth project.
29 Jun 15 A TASMANIAN scientist, Dr Doris Blaesing has been awarded the AUSVEG Researcher of the Year Award,for her work on the Soil Wealth project.
DESPITE a premium of up to $20 a tonne for non-genetically modified canola, croppers are increasingly turning to GM technology.
26 Jun 15  18 DESPITE a premium of up to $20 a tonne for non-genetically modified canola, croppers are increasingly turning to GM technology. | Aust organics shine in China  | GM crop area growing 
A MANDATORY code of conduct for the sugar industry is the recommendation of a Senate Committee report.
25 Jun 15  2 A MANDATORY code of conduct for the sugar industry is the recommendation of a Senate Committee report. | Sugar code jeopardises trade:...  | US resists TPP deal for sugar... 
THE world is supposed to be hungry to pay good money for Australian food exports, but graingrowers are still waiting for the anticipated price rewards.
25 Jun 15  14 THE world is supposed to be hungry to pay good money for Australian food exports, but graingrowers are still waiting for the anticipated price rewards. | CBH should be 'back in the pack'  | Grain groups work for united body 
THE grain logistics inquiry pledged to maintain a watching brief on the Bulk Wheat Port Access Code of Conduct, but will it?
24 Jun 15  4 THE grain logistics inquiry pledged to maintain a watching brief on the Bulk Wheat Port Access Code of Conduct, but will it?
RAIN has come just in the nick of time for the 2015 Western Australian cropping season.
23 Jun 15 RAIN has come just in the nick of time for the 2015 Western Australian cropping season. | Climate putting drover's life...  | Forecast for better forecasts 
DESPITE the expected drop in canola plantings this season, there has been an increase in sales of Roundup Ready canola seed in Australia.
23 Jun 15  1 DESPITE the expected drop in canola plantings this season, there has been an increase in sales of Roundup Ready canola seed in Australia.
THE long-running federal Senate inquiry into grain logistics and export networks has been tabled, making no formal recommendations for action.
23 Jun 15  8 THE long-running federal Senate inquiry into grain logistics and export networks has been tabled, making no formal recommendations for action.
IRRIGATORS in the Lower Balonne have welcomed the prospect of greater control over their water allocations, thanks to local resource rule changes.
22 Jun 15  1 IRRIGATORS in the Lower Balonne have welcomed the prospect of greater control over their water allocations, thanks to local resource rule changes.
MACALISTER grain grower Rob Taylor has vowed to plough on in the face of continued drought after yielding only half of his annual corn crop.
21 Jun 15 MACALISTER grain grower Rob Taylor has vowed to plough on in the face of continued drought after yielding only half of his annual corn crop.
KEEPING paddocks weed free is far easier and cheaper than doing battle with high density weed populations.
21 Jun 15 KEEPING paddocks weed free is far easier and cheaper than doing battle with high density weed populations. | Grains market needs Chinese data  | Research teams on the crop case 
UNIVERSITY of Adelaide research has found brome grass has evolved a new form of resistance against glyphosate.
20 Jun 15 UNIVERSITY of Adelaide research has found brome grass has evolved a new form of resistance against glyphosate. | Weed management drives yield... 
OVERSEAS media outlets are reporting France is the latest country to restrict the sale of glyphosate products.
19 Jun 15 OVERSEAS media outlets are reporting France is the latest country to restrict the sale of glyphosate products. | Diffusion tests reveal more  | Scientists unlock resistance secret 
GRAIN grower groups are considering constitutional changes to 'morph' the various entities into a single unified national body.
19 Jun 15  10 GRAIN grower groups are considering constitutional changes to 'morph' the various entities into a single unified national body. | 'Hybrid option' for GRDC move  | Grain groups get down to... 
A COMBINATION of the weather conditions and natural life cycles has meant this season is shaping up markedly different to recent years in terms of the distribution of crop pests.
19 Jun 15 A COMBINATION of the weather conditions and natural life cycles has meant this season is shaping up markedly different to recent years in terms of the distribution of crop pests. | Parasite fight moves underground  | Fast facts for pest problems 
THERE is a push coming out of WA to have lupins embraced as a new super food in China.
19 Jun 15 THERE is a push coming out of WA to have lupins embraced as a new super food in China.
THE lack of grain stocks in eastern Australia is providing a solid platform for Aussie prices in spite of a falling world market.
18 Jun 15  6 THE lack of grain stocks in eastern Australia is providing a solid platform for Aussie prices in spite of a falling world market. | Wheat sets its own course  | Bleak, dry winter ahead: ABARES 
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The Japanese are VERY patient investors.......I think you'll find Sumitomo are playing the
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Joel, stick to geeing up Labor.I do not want to read this drivel.
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Sounds like a return to the Dark Ages. How soon before we start publicly burning anyone who
AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all down to the curing and smoking process.25 Jun 15 AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all...
THE Palaszczuk Government's refusal to sell state owned assets appears set to stall the development of Northern Australia.22 Jun 15  1 THE Palaszczuk Government's refusal to sell state owned assets appears set to stall the development of Northern...