Locust sightings no cause for alarm

THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern.
THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern.
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THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire. THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire.
HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon. HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon.
A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field Wheat competition.
3:00 AM WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field...
THE Australian crop is likely to suffer further downgrades following adverse weather in the past fortnight, with rain, hail and heat affecting quality.
3:00 AM THE Australian crop is likely to suffer further downgrades following adverse weather in the past fortnight, with rain, hail and heat affecting quality.  | Eye in the sky on Wimmera's dry  | Wheat yield potential slips 
AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
22 Oct 14 AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
NEW board appointments to guide the investment and research efforts of the GRDC to generate the best return for growers have been announced.
22 Oct 14  2 NEW board appointments to guide the investment and research efforts of the GRDC to generate the best return for growers have been announced. | Online tool for northern growers  | New canola weed control option 
THE 2015 National Hay Quality Competition has been launched, giving growers the opportunity to benchmark their crops.
22 Oct 14 THE 2015 National Hay Quality Competition has been launched, giving growers the opportunity to benchmark their crops. | Wheat yield potential slips  | GRDC's cropping investment key 
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
21 Oct 14  32 FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. | Get the header right for harvest  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay.
21 Oct 14 INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay. | Herbicide tolerant canola here...  | New canola weed control option 
WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining.
19 Oct 14  9 WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining. | ADM muscles in on Asian grain...  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
A BATTLE has erupted between two of the world’s grains powerhouses over last year’s sale of Joe White Maltings.
17 Oct 14  5 A BATTLE has erupted between two of the world’s grains powerhouses over last year’s sale of Joe White Maltings. | Bunge eyes other assets in $60m...  | Emerald buys Ardlink site 
A COMPREHENSIVE overview of investments that are helping drive the production of the grains industry has been released.
16 Oct 14  4 A COMPREHENSIVE overview of investments that are helping drive the production of the grains industry has been released. | Dalby grower earns Nuffield...  | Online tool for northern growers 
A MAJOR crop forecaster has slashed its yield projections for the national wheat crop to 22.3 million tonnes, with the potential to drop as low as 22mt.
16 Oct 14 A MAJOR crop forecaster has slashed its yield projections for the national wheat crop to 22.3 million tonnes, with the potential to drop as low as 22mt. | Canola production remains solid  | ADM muscles in on Asian grain... 
IN ag's genetically modified cropping revolution heartland it's not easy finding a large-scale US graingrower who chooses to plant non-GM soybeans.
14 Oct 14  14 IN ag's genetically modified cropping revolution heartland it's not easy finding a large-scale US graingrower who chooses to plant non-GM soybeans. | Huge harvest for northern US  | Muddy finish to huge US growing... 
SOIL health and preventing erosion have become paramount in addressing declining yields across the macadamia industry, with progressive growers taking innovative and brave measures to guarantee tree health and sustainability.
13 Oct 14  1 SOIL health and preventing erosion have become paramount in addressing declining yields across the macadamia industry, with progressive growers taking innovative and brave measures to...
GROWERS will be able to legally desiccate canola with glyphosate, after the APVMA approved a product for pre-harvest use.
13 Oct 14  13 GROWERS will be able to legally desiccate canola with glyphosate, after the APVMA approved a product for pre-harvest use. | Canola production remains solid  | Grains of truth in surprise dry... 
NATIONALS MP Mark Coulton is backing moves to legalise industrial hemp production to help boost regional economics and generate jobs.
13 Oct 14  9 NATIONALS MP Mark Coulton is backing moves to legalise industrial hemp production to help boost regional economics and generate jobs.
CANOLA growers have one opportunity a year to check whether their blackleg strategy is working - at the windrowing stage, says canola pathologist Steve Marcroft.
11 Oct 14  1 CANOLA growers have one opportunity a year to check whether their blackleg strategy is working - at the windrowing stage, says canola pathologist Steve Marcroft. | Herbicide tolerant canola here...  | Frost, heat taint canola gold 
CROPS in Victoria's central Wimmera are now feeling the strain of the incredible dry spell.
11 Oct 14 CROPS in Victoria's central Wimmera are now feeling the strain of the incredible dry spell. | Grain prices continue to slump  | Harvesting ideas from US grain tour 
THE Harper Review of Australia’s competition policy has fired a warning shot at state governments restricting GM cropping.
10 Oct 14  15 THE Harper Review of Australia’s competition policy has fired a warning shot at state governments restricting GM cropping. | GM politics stifling good...  | Man in the middle on climate, GM 
FIELDS of gold are fading as growers anticipate the canola harvest in the next month.
10 Oct 14 FIELDS of gold are fading as growers anticipate the canola harvest in the next month.
GRAINS analyst Malcolm Bartholomaeus estimates that about 20 per cent of the state's yield potential has been lost since the start of September following dry conditions and hot, windy days.
09 Oct 14 GRAINS analyst Malcolm Bartholomaeus estimates that about 20 per cent of the state's yield potential has been lost since the start of September following dry conditions and hot, windy days. | Farmers hope for the best  | Mid North grain first in 
QUEENSLAND government ministers say they have provided more protection for landholders by adding three million hectares to the strategic cropping land zone this week.
09 Oct 14 QUEENSLAND government ministers say they have provided more protection for landholders by adding three million hectares to the strategic cropping land zone this week.
FACILITATING communication between growers and the research community is a key priority for the GRDC northern panel.
08 Oct 14 FACILITATING communication between growers and the research community is a key priority for the GRDC northern panel. | When to sell: market patterns...  | Averting crop catastrophe 
ANNUAL ryegrass is public enemy number one for many croppers, but the weed that strikes real fear is broadleaf wild radish.
08 Oct 14 ANNUAL ryegrass is public enemy number one for many croppers, but the weed that strikes real fear is broadleaf wild radish. | Watch weeds on fencelines:...  | Glypho resistance discovery in CQ 
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IBeef I don't believe you hire contractors unless it is for a one off, but agree you hire
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When considering Barnaby and Fitzgibbon there would be no doubt at all about who cares the most
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Byron, looking at the Clear Grain site, it states that anecdotally, each tonne of grain is
The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.16 Oct 14 The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.
THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective infrastructure projects in the region.

09 Oct 14 THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective...