Canola planting window is closing

CANOLA growers have been warned of a narrowing planting window, following a variable start to the growing season.
CANOLA growers have been warned of a narrowing planting window, following a variable start to the growing season.
AFTER an early April start to seeding, the crop is all in the ground at Darren Kilminster’s Bruce Rock property.
25 May 17 AFTER an early April start to seeding, the crop is all in the ground at Darren Kilminster’s Bruce Rock property.
WITH less than a quarter of his seeding program left to go rain was a welcome sight on Bruce Rock farmer Leigh Strange’s property last weekend.
25 May 17 WITH less than a quarter of his seeding program left to go rain was a welcome sight on Bruce Rock farmer Leigh Strange’s property last weekend.
THE 4110 hectare seeding program at the Ned’s Corner property at Munglinup wrapped up at the end of last week.
25 May 17 THE 4110 hectare seeding program at the Ned’s Corner property at Munglinup wrapped up at the end of last week.
THE Australian grains industry will have to factor in different attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) food crops in different export destinations, according to an expert in value adding in food supply chains.
24 May 17 THE Australian grains industry will have to factor in different attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) food crops in different export destinations, according to an expert in value...
LONG-term research shows grazing grain crops with livestock can improve whole farm profits for Western Australian grain growers – as long as they implement certain management measures.
24 May 17 LONG-term research shows grazing grain crops with livestock can improve whole farm profits for Western Australian grain growers – as long as they implement certain management measures.
BROOMEHILL grower Scott Thompson will put in just over 3600 hectares across two properties – Nardlah and Malladup – for this year’s cropping program.
19 May 17 BROOMEHILL grower Scott Thompson will put in just over 3600 hectares across two properties – Nardlah and Malladup – for this year’s cropping program.
THE finish line is in sight at Lawry, Jenny and Clint Pitman’s Corrigin property, with two thirds of the 2640 hectare cropping program in the ground.
18 May 17 THE finish line is in sight at Lawry, Jenny and Clint Pitman’s Corrigin property, with two thirds of the 2640 hectare cropping program in the ground.
LIKE many growers across WA, Murray and Vicki Dixon, along with daughter Jessie Davis, were hoping for rain on their Narembeen property when Farm Weekly dropped by last week.
18 May 17 LIKE many growers across WA, Murray and Vicki Dixon, along with daughter Jessie Davis, were hoping for rain on their Narembeen property when Farm Weekly dropped by last week.
THE ANNUAL war of words surrounding the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) report on the amount of hectares sown to genetically modified (GM) crops has erupted again.
17 May 17 THE ANNUAL war of words surrounding the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) report on the amount of hectares sown to genetically modified (GM)...
AUSTRALIAN fodder exports fell just short of cracking the million tonne mark for the first time in 2016 and industry analysts are forecasting further growth in 2017.
17 May 17 AUSTRALIAN fodder exports fell just short of cracking the million tonne mark for the first time in 2016 and industry analysts are forecasting further growth in 2017.
RESEARCHERS have encouraged Western Australian growers to install temperature monitors (such as Tiny Tags and iButtons) in their crops to increase their understanding of frost incidence across their paddocks and in frost-prone landscapes
17 May 17 RESEARCHERS have encouraged Western Australian growers to install temperature monitors (such as Tiny Tags and iButtons) in their crops to increase their understanding of frost incidence...
AFTER an April 12 start to seeding, operations are progressing steadily at Graham and Sonya Ralph’s farm at Dowerin.
15 May 17 AFTER an April 12 start to seeding, operations are progressing steadily at Graham and Sonya Ralph’s farm at Dowerin.
SEEDING operations are progressing well on Terry and Andrea Reynolds farm at Miling.
13 May 17 SEEDING operations are progressing well on Terry and Andrea Reynolds farm at Miling.
WITH more than 30 per cent of the crop in the ground, seeding operations have been smooth sailing on Steve and Suzanne Woods’ property at Calingiri.
13 May 17 WITH more than 30 per cent of the crop in the ground, seeding operations have been smooth sailing on Steve and Suzanne Woods’ property at Calingiri.
SEEDING is well underway at the King and Crabtree property at Gairdner River.
08 May 17 SEEDING is well underway at the King and Crabtree property at Gairdner River.
BOXWOOD Hill farmer Stuart Hocking’s seeding program is progressing well.
08 May 17 BOXWOOD Hill farmer Stuart Hocking’s seeding program is progressing well.
RUNNING two cropping operations more than 300 kilometres apart means seeding time is an especially hectic period for Jeff and Kate Stoney.
08 May 17 RUNNING two cropping operations more than 300 kilometres apart means seeding time is an especially hectic period for Jeff and Kate Stoney.
AFTER a March 25 start to seeding, last week canola was well and truly out of the ground on the Godfrey’s Cunderdin property.
07 May 17 AFTER a March 25 start to seeding, last week canola was well and truly out of the ground on the Godfrey’s Cunderdin property.
THE University of Western Australia (UWA) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to improve wheat production in the world’s changing and variable climate.
04 May 17  1 THE University of Western Australia (UWA) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to improve wheat production in the world’s changing and variable climate.
THE development of new and improved barley varieties will be accelerated after the complete barley genome was mapped by an international consortium, which included Western Australian scientists.
04 May 17 THE development of new and improved barley varieties will be accelerated after the complete barley genome was mapped by an international consortium, which included Western Australian...
RAIN is not unusual in the Wheatbelt during this time of year, but it’s not often that hail brings seeding operations to a halt.
04 May 17 RAIN is not unusual in the Wheatbelt during this time of year, but it’s not often that hail brings seeding operations to a halt.
TRIALS in the Great Southern region have confirmed all active ingredients used in snail baits have equal efficacy in killing small pointed conical snails.
03 May 17 TRIALS in the Great Southern region have confirmed all active ingredients used in snail baits have equal efficacy in killing small pointed conical snails.
WESTERN region grain growers are reminded that the threat from cereal cyst nematode (CCN) still exists, despite resistant cereal varieties and non-host crop rotations controlling this pest in the past.
02 May 17 WESTERN region grain growers are reminded that the threat from cereal cyst nematode (CCN) still exists, despite resistant cereal varieties and non-host crop rotations controlling this...
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$2.5 million over four years will only be soaked up by wages, redtape and protocols.
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And as per report of 2016, India stood at no. top in beef export with export value of 3680
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The customer is always right? And the customer (particularly for WA) doesnt want GM product, If
GOOD seasonal conditions have boosted Ruralco Holdings Ltd profit to record level for the half year to March 31.25 May 17 GOOD seasonal conditions have boosted Ruralco Holdings Ltd profit to record level for the half year to March 31.
QUALITY farm offerings and strong red meat prices are keeping Western Australia’s farm prices strong, but depressed grain prices are keeping values in check in the eastern Wheatbelt, according to Rural Bank’s latest Australian Farmland Values report.25 May 17 QUALITY farm offerings and strong red meat prices are keeping Western Australia’s farm prices strong, but depressed...