Compass barley shows way

AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.
AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.
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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.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
25 Oct 14 THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
24 Oct 14  1 THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
24 Oct 14 AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia.
24 Oct 14 LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia. | After the deluge: crop damage in WA  | Wild weather hits crop quality 
THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern.
23 Oct 14 THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern. | Wild weather hits crop quality  | Averting crop catastrophe 
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.
23 Oct 14 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.
23 Oct 14 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  34 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 
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I don't know that that's all so. People generally do best if far from home...thus Aussie
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My grand-daughter, very confident and presentable, now 22 began work in Nth Shore Sydney as
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whilst much input is noted here I think Mouse was close to the point. . Of the several methods
ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues affecting Victorian agricultural industries, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said at a Rural Press Club event in Melbourne last week.21 Oct 14 ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues...
A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at Bunyip, creating 40 new local jobs.20 Oct 14 A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at...