Wheat imported for first time in more than a decade
Widespread drought has seen wheat imported into Australia for the first time in more than a decade.
Agriculture Victoria scientists have traced the genetic origins of bread wheat back to 8000 BC in research that could help safeguard this key global food crop against climate change.
A global study has identified genes that can be used to develop drought- and heat-tolerant chickpeas, leading to hopes of higher chickpea yields even in dry conditions.
It’s a new season and a new positive attitude for Dookie croppers Ross and David Geddes.
Grain growers planning to sow pulses into acidic and dry soils this season can greatly improve nodulation by doubling the inoculation rate, according to new research.
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation research has shown a link between cropping practices and the evolution of herbicide resistance in the weed annual rye-grass, highlighting the need to rotate chemical and non-chemical weed control.
Grain growers are being urged to use the new cereal and pulse disease guides when planning for the control of crop diseases this season.
GrainCorp’s plans to demerge its global malting business and list the new company on the ASX have been greeted warmly by investors.
With seeding fast approaching, grain growers are encouraged to undertake soil testing before the 2019 growing season to help them make more informed fertiliser decisions and save costs.
Testing cereal and pulse seed for germination and vigour could be one of the best investments growers can make in the lead-up to the 2019 winter crop sowing.
Increasing productivity and job creation through protected cropping and horticulture was the key topic of conversation at an industry roundtable last week, with a push to grow investment.
Sowing date and irrigation timing are crucial to maximise the yield and water productivity of faba beans, according to new research.
A return to average seasonal conditions this year will see Australia’s grain sector facing a challenge of a different kind — exposure to the fall-out of ongoing United States-China trade tensions, according to a recently released industry report.
An Undera footballer is fighting for his life after an incident during a Kyabram District League reserves game against Violet Town last Saturday.
THE Echuca mother charged over her daughter’s death in 2008 has walked free from court. Tania Walker, 35, charged with child homicide of 23-month-old Angela Bannister, appeared in Bendigo Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a bail application which...
TWO men will face court today over a spate of burglaries and car thefts across the region. Detective Senior Constable Jason Hare of Campaspe Criminal Investigation Unit said the crime spree started early Sunday where a Landcruiser was stolen from...
TWO men have been arrested over a spate of burglaries across the Echuca region. Police arrested Anthony Firebrace, 33, on Tuesday at a Leichardt St home. Detectives also arrested an Echuca man at a Boothman St home yesterday morning. The 26-year-old...