New grain team takes research from plot to paddock

The Victoria Government has announced an agronomy shake up that will see six regional research agronomy roles to help take agricultural research results from the grains laboratory to the commercial paddock.
The Victoria Government has announced an agronomy shake up that will see six regional research agronomy roles to help take agricultural research results from the grains laboratory to the commercial paddock.
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AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon. AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing. IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed. RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed.
AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910. AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.
03 Mar 15 Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive director.
03 Mar 15 The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive director.
Last year, there was a flurry of investment by Asian dairy companies, mostly from China, into the Australian and New Zealand dairy sectors, but this ongoing growth should not be taken for granted.
02 Mar 15 Last year, there was a flurry of investment by Asian dairy companies, mostly from China, into the Australian and New Zealand dairy sectors, but this ongoing growth should not be taken...
THERE have been many fantastic sale results and individual highlights during the sixteen sales held by Stephen and Noeleen Branson and family, Banquet Angus, Mortlake, but none more exciting than this year.
02 Mar 15 THERE have been many fantastic sale results and individual highlights during the sixteen sales held by Stephen and Noeleen Branson and family, Banquet Angus, Mortlake, but none more...
Cattle - Beef
GROWN steer prices lifted 10 cents a kilogram liveweight and weaner steer values by an average of 20c/kg at the Landmark Ballarat annual cattle sale on Friday.
02 Mar 15 GROWN steer prices lifted 10 cents a kilogram liveweight and weaner steer values by an average of 20c/kg at the Landmark Ballarat annual cattle sale on Friday.
REPEAT buyers were out in force at Rossander Angus' 20th On Property Autumn bull sale at Tullnagee on Tuesday.
02 Mar 15 REPEAT buyers were out in force at Rossander Angus' 20th On Property Autumn bull sale at Tullnagee on Tuesday.
WEERAN Angus achieved a solid result at its 25th annual autumn bull sale last week, clearing 51 of 68 bulls to $8000.
02 Mar 15 WEERAN Angus achieved a solid result at its 25th annual autumn bull sale last week, clearing 51 of 68 bulls to $8000.
THE combination of more Angus bulls on offer and fewer cows in the system as a result of last year's long dry spring was set to test all studs selling through South Australia Angus Week this year.
02 Mar 15 THE combination of more Angus bulls on offer and fewer cows in the system as a result of last year's long dry spring was set to test all studs selling through South Australia Angus Week...
HEAVY steers sold to a top of 247 cents a kilogram or $1146 a head at the Warrnambool store sale on Friday.
02 Mar 15  1 HEAVY steers sold to a top of 247 cents a kilogram or $1146 a head at the Warrnambool store sale on Friday.
THE march of the Injemira ANZACs could not have timed their run any better, as the celebrations to mark 100 years of the Gallipoli landing, as will the Greening family, Injemira Beef Genetics, Book Book, NSW, after their stud record average was smashed last Tuesday.
02 Mar 15 THE march of the Injemira ANZACs could not have timed their run any better, as the celebrations to mark 100 years of the Gallipoli landing, as will the Greening family, Injemira Beef...
Cattle - Beef
PRICES held firm for grown steers and heifers and continued strong for young stock at Friday's Bairnsdale store cattle sale.
02 Mar 15 PRICES held firm for grown steers and heifers and continued strong for young stock at Friday's Bairnsdale store cattle sale.
THE difficulty level of descending from Victoria's High Country by car is moderate; add 50 tonnes of truck and live cattle and it becomes substantial.
02 Mar 15 THE difficulty level of descending from Victoria's High Country by car is moderate; add 50 tonnes of truck and live cattle and it becomes substantial.
REGGIE Tomkins can remember buying a pen of cows and calves in the high country for $31.
01 Mar 15  1 REGGIE Tomkins can remember buying a pen of cows and calves in the high country for $31.
KEN and Kym Skews, Ensay, have sold weaner cattle at the Mountain Calf Sales for 18 years - Hereford steers at Ensay and black baldy steers and heifers at Omeo.
01 Mar 15 KEN and Kym Skews, Ensay, have sold weaner cattle at the Mountain Calf Sales for 18 years - Hereford steers at Ensay and black baldy steers and heifers at Omeo.
A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome.
28 Feb 15 A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome.
OMEO'S Golden Age Hotel is preparing for one of the year's most hectic weeks.
28 Feb 15 OMEO'S Golden Age Hotel is preparing for one of the year's most hectic weeks.
AN EXCEPTIONAL year for pasture growth puts producers in the high country in a very good position for their annual Mountain Cattle Sales on March 10 and 11.
28 Feb 15 AN EXCEPTIONAL year for pasture growth puts producers in the high country in a very good position for their annual Mountain Cattle Sales on March 10 and 11.
WEERAN Angus achieved a solid result at its 25th annual autumn bull sale this week, clearing 51 of 68 bulls to $8000.
27 Feb 15 WEERAN Angus achieved a solid result at its 25th annual autumn bull sale this week, clearing 51 of 68 bulls to $8000.
FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday.
27 Feb 15 FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday.
WESTERN Victorian buyers turned out in force for the first Poll Hereford bull sale of the South Australian selling season,buying two-thirds of the Kerlson Pines and Oakdowns studs' combined sale catalogue.
27 Feb 15 WESTERN Victorian buyers turned out in force for the first Poll Hereford bull sale of the South Australian selling season,buying two-thirds of the Kerlson Pines and Oakdowns studs'...
RETURN clients dominated the Lindsay Murray Greys 35th production sale held at Boonaroo, Casterton where 21 of 26 bulls offered sold to $8000, and averaged $4869.
27 Feb 15 RETURN clients dominated the Lindsay Murray Greys 35th production sale held at Boonaroo, Casterton where 21 of 26 bulls offered sold to $8000, and averaged $4869.
FOURTH-GENERATION farmer Chris Sharkey said rates in his council were getting out of control.
27 Feb 15 FOURTH-GENERATION farmer Chris Sharkey said rates in his council were getting out of control.
BARRY Newcomen describes this season as one of the best he can remember, and he's been in the game a long time.
27 Feb 15 BARRY Newcomen describes this season as one of the best he can remember, and he's been in the game a long time.
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Max, your question is merely silly, as it is based on a series of false assumptions.
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Organic growers should receive zero compensation. They are the ones who impose the crazy zero
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The organic industry had a chance to deal with this issue, but refused to introduce tolerances
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.03 Mar 15 Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive director.03 Mar 15 The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive...