Friday, September 22, 2023



New technology to advance Australian quinoa industry

The Australian quinoa industry has taken a step forward with the development of a more accurate and efficient processing and breeding tool to ensure the ancient superfood maximises palatability ... Research scientist Adel Yousif recognised an opportunity to modify a water droplet surface tension (WDST) technique used in the resources sector, to accurately quantify the saponin concentration and satisfy international quinoa specifications.

Queensland – still time to have your say on new chapter of fisheries reforms

Queenslanders with an interest in the state’s landmark Sustainable Fisheries Strategy have another three weeks before consultation on the latest phase of reforms closes.

Minimise the menu for mice

Grain growers in western Victoria are being urged to reduce available feed in the lead-up to sowing this season in a bid to help protect the 2021 seasons’ crops from mice. High yielding crops in the past two seasons in parts of the southern Mallee, Wimmera and Western District have created a bonanza for mice in some paddocks, according to Agriculture Victoria’s Heather Drendel.

Help available to Northern farmers plagued by locusts

The NSW Government has responded quickly to reports of Australian Plague Locusts in the State’s north by providing free support and pesticides to landholders, and by establishing a central State Co-ordination Centre, Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

French Government could be set to push for green light to New Breeding Techniques (NBT)

The French Government is developing proposals that would allow the use of mutagenesis, a process by which the genetic information of an organism is...

Aussie dairy exports to Japan go paperless

All milk and dairy products exported to Japan must now be exported using electronic certificates, following negotiations between the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour...

Rabobank – short supplies force prices to rise

CBOT G&O prices launched out the gate in 2021, reaching their highest prices since 2014 as supplies continued their decline from last year. Global demand continues to be strong,and the weather is imperfect, leaving a precarious balancing act until resupplies arrive in major exporters. Non-Commercials are piling into an inflation bet ...

Mulloon Institute – Queensland field days

Sam Skeat has been presenting at several field days in northern Queensland recently with the message that rehydrated landscapes are more resilient to fire and drought, and can help mitigate some flooding effects. This In turn benefits local creeks and ultimately the Great Barrier Reef with water kept on properties and reduced sediment runoff ...

Locusts continue to plague landholders in northern NSW

North West and Northern Tablelands Local Land Services urge landholders to be aware of Australian Plague Locusts, with recent favourable weather conditions resulting in nymphs hatching and progressing through their lifecycle. Local Land Services Biosecurity Officers have been issuing chemical to landholders who are now reporting banding locust nymphs in the Moree, Goondiwindi, North Star, Yetman and Warialda areas.

Rabobank Report: Global Sugar Quarterly

Rabobank Australia & New Zealand, Media Release, 6 January 2021 A global sugar deficit of 0.3 million metric tonnes raw value (mtrv) is being projected...

Global fertiliser price outlook positive news for Australian growers

Rabobank Australia & New Zealand, Media Release, 4 January 2021 Affordable fertiliser prices helped support Australian agricultural producers’ profits through the 2020/21 winter cropping season. ...

A free program to help farmers switch to an online model

La Trobe University and Agriculture Victoria are joining forces to offer a free program to farmers and business people looking to transition their agri-food...

Outlook – Fertiliser prices trend down

Plentiful supply of fertiliser supply along a stable currency outlook spells further good news for growers in the year ahead, according to analysts at...

Forecast – Farmgate value to rise 7% to $65 billion

Farmgate production is expected to rise by 7% to $65 billion in 2020/21, helped by Australia’s second largest winter crop and a promising rainfall...

Costa benefits from rising tomato and mushroom prices

Strengthening wholesale prices are underpinning Costa Group Holdings (CGC), a leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables. Analysts at investment bank UBS say Costa has a favourable industry backdrop with overall wholesale price trends improving except for blueberries.

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