Long season wheat suits high rainfall

LONGER season wheat lines have a good fit in Victoria's Western District according to SFS research agronomist Annieka Paridaen.
LONGER season wheat lines have a good fit in Victoria's Western District according to SFS research agronomist Annieka Paridaen.
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WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd. WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd.
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday. THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday.
WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.
20 Sep 14 WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at...
THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce.
20 Sep 14 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce. | Baxter takes out PGA award  | Coalition split over wheat... 
ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark GM case.
19 Sep 14 ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark GM case.
EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive step forward”.
19 Sep 14 EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive step forward”. | No east-west wheat split, says...  | Port code co-op exemption... 
ACCORDING to ABARES' ag commodities September Quarter report, Australian wheat production is forecast to decrease 10pc.
19 Sep 14  1 ACCORDING to ABARES' ag commodities September Quarter report, Australian wheat production is forecast to decrease 10pc. | Port code plan under threat  | Production, export decline: ABARES 
GRAIN prices weakened throughout the season but one grain bucked the trend - durum wheat.
19 Sep 14 GRAIN prices weakened throughout the season but one grain bucked the trend - durum wheat.
THE GGL board has defended its decision to support the election of a new candidate at the expense of a sitting director.
19 Sep 14  1 THE GGL board has defended its decision to support the election of a new candidate at the expense of a sitting director. | GM politics stifling good...  | Leave ag levies alone: Tas croppers 
THE government’s proposed code of conduct on bulk wheat export port access arrangements could face an eleventh hour termination.
18 Sep 14  9 THE government’s proposed code of conduct on bulk wheat export port access arrangements could face an eleventh hour termination. | Single desk's last gasp fades  | Port code co-op exemption... 
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
17 Sep 14  4 PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
VIDEO: SOUTHERN grain growers could maximise returns this harvest by simply raising the height of their header’s cutter bar.
17 Sep 14  8 VIDEO: SOUTHERN grain growers could maximise returns this harvest by simply raising the height of their header’s cutter bar.
THE good news for farmers contemplating subsoil manuring is that it works, the bad news is that it's expensive.
17 Sep 14  2 THE good news for farmers contemplating subsoil manuring is that it works, the bad news is that it's expensive. | Sowing seeds of long-term success  | Pre-crop practices key to water... 
A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize.
16 Sep 14 A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize. | Biggest wheat state comes a cropper  | Glypho resistance discovery in CQ 
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
16 Sep 14  19 SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. | Golden glow fades for canola 
CRUNCH time is coming for NSW’s early sunflower crop as dry conditions in the State’s North West threaten to throw up a repeat of last season’s measly harvest.
15 Sep 14 CRUNCH time is coming for NSW’s early sunflower crop as dry conditions in the State’s North West threaten to throw up a repeat of last season’s measly harvest.
THE Cooke family at Homeward Vale, on the Darling Downs,  is looking forward to its next bumper crop of chickpeas.
15 Sep 14 THE Cooke family at Homeward Vale, on the Darling Downs, is looking forward to its next bumper crop of chickpeas.
RESEARCH and experimentation on sandy rises has shown improvement in grain yield for the Riverina's Michael Pfitzner.
14 Sep 14 RESEARCH and experimentation on sandy rises has shown improvement in grain yield for the Riverina's Michael Pfitzner. | Grains unity moves closer  | Crop diagnosis a click away 
THE fallout from the unusual stem frost event that has swept through large tracts of south-eastern Australia could yet have an impact on overall production through Victoria, South Australia and NSW.
13 Sep 14 THE fallout from the unusual stem frost event that has swept through large tracts of south-eastern Australia could yet have an impact on overall production through Victoria, South... | Biggest wheat state comes a cropper  | Grains unity moves closer 
THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for managing port access on bulk wheat exports.
12 Sep 14  3 THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for managing port access on bulk wheat exports. | Co-ops in line for ports exemption  | No east-west wheat split, says... 
THE Wheatbelt's vibrant economy, communities, natural environment and clever people are the characteristics that will frame the way the region grows.
12 Sep 14  52 THE Wheatbelt's vibrant economy, communities, natural environment and clever people are the characteristics that will frame the way the region grows.
LOGISTICS group Qube Holdings warns Port of Melbourne investors rising costs will force exporters elsewhere.
11 Sep 14  1 LOGISTICS group Qube Holdings warns Port of Melbourne investors rising costs will force exporters elsewhere. | Single desk's last gasp fades  | Cargill signs sweet ADM deal 
GROWERS will have more options at seeding next year following the launch of two new Noodle wheat varieties this week: Arrino and Calingiri.
11 Sep 14  3 GROWERS will have more options at seeding next year following the launch of two new Noodle wheat varieties this week: Arrino and Calingiri.
GRAINS industry groups are “inching” towards adopting an agreed model for a unified industry representative organisation.
10 Sep 14  11 GRAINS industry groups are “inching” towards adopting an agreed model for a unified industry representative organisation. | Infrastructure overhaul expected  | Big dry, big grain drain? 
HOPES for a record wheat crop in WA have faded after the government predicted a 20pc plunge in production as dry weather begins to hurt winter crops.
09 Sep 14 HOPES for a record wheat crop in WA have faded after the government predicted a 20pc plunge in production as dry weather begins to hurt winter crops. | BOM's crystal ball goes cloudy  | Big dry, big grain drain? 
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An average price for a quality feeder steer worldwide would be $4 per kilo live. So since when
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.20 Sep 14 PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his...
THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning Centre (BYLC) three months ago. 
14 Sep 14 THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning...