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Bedstraw weed find in crops
22 Sep 05 THE potentially serious weed three-horned bedstraw has been confirmed on two unrelated properties in the Central and Great Southern agricultural regions. Targeted surveillance by the Agriculture Department revealed bedstraw plants scattered over
Daikon radish suits WA
22 Sep 05 POPULAR to China, Korea, Japan and South America, the Daikon Chinese radish would be an ideal crop for the WA climate, according to international no-till consultant Rolf Derpsch. Speaking at the WANTFA Spring field days at Meckering, Mr Derpsch sa
Environmentally friendly farming
22 Sep 05 MORE farmers are adopting greenhouse-friendly farming practices, according to a new report. Landcare Australia and the Australian Greenhouse Office have released the Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge report, which also shows farmers how to boost pr
Farmers find new spraying patriot at Case IH display
22 Sep 05 INCREASING interest in liquid fertilisers and foliar spraying, tramline farming and working up and back would probably summarise why there also has been more farmer inquiry on self-propelled boomsprayers. And Case IH considers it is ahead of the f
GLA announces export decisions
22 Sep 05 THE Grain Licensing Authority (GLA) has approved the export of 125,000t of feed barley to the Middle East but declined applications to send a further 125,000t to the region. Applications to export 60,000t of malting barley to China and 38,000t of
It's all in the timing
22 Sep 05 APPLYING more nitrogen and sulphur later may be all that is needed for a better canola crop, according to Farm Focus Consultants site consultant Geoff Fosbery. While demonstrating a trial of fertiliser manipulation on canola during the WANTFA Spri
Kudos for family effort
22 Sep 05 YORK lotfeeders Mark and Shelley Fairclough have been named the Alan Jarman Q Lamb producer of the year. In a family effort involving sons Brad and Andrew and Mark's father Ray, the couple turned off 22,000 lambs in the past 12 months and frequent
Machinery dealer has great expectations
22 Sep 05 GERALDTON machinery dealership Murchison Machinery has taken on the Horwood Bagshaw franchise with great expectations. Manager Scott Smith said the bar was at the cutting edge of tillage equipment. Mr Smith and WA Horwood Bagshaw representative
Marshmallow no treat for stock
22 Sep 05 Making sure stock have alternative feed can help farmers avoid problems associated with a weed that has an attractive name but some very unpleasant effects. Department of Agriculture District Veterinary Officer Roy Butler said marshmallow poisonin
Pioneer still a leader
22 Sep 05 AFTER more than 25 years in the boomspray industry Hardi product manager Dave Bromilow says nothing has changed. "Sure we've got better technology, but the focus still remains on nozzle selection, spray volumes and calibration," Mr Bromilow said w
Priority must be on farmer unity: GCA
22 Sep 05 FORMER Wyalkatchem farmer of 20 years, Grains Council of Australia (GCA) president Murray Jones, was back in WA to tour the WANTFA spring field days and start uniting the industry. Mr Jones said he knew a lot of farmers from the Wheatbelt area
Taking no-till to next level
22 Sep 05 NO-TILL farmers must make use of disc seeders and cover crops if they want to get the most out of their no-till practices. That was the message from world-renowned no-till expert Rolf Derpsch at a WANTFA dinner at Meckering last week. Mr De
Tips to get top peas
22 Sep 05 AGRICULTURE Department pulse extension officer Ian Pritchard told growers at the WANTFA spring field days what it took to achieve a good crop of semi-leafless field pea variety Kaspa. "The right time of sowing is May to early June," he said.
Advocate wears many hats
14 Sep 05 NARRIKUP beef and prime lamb producer Alex Campbell has been practising for years what he has preached across Australia. His extra-curricular activities have led him to be more widely known as an advocate for more and better management of the
Brazil expansion goes on
14 Sep 05 THE Brazilian cattle herd is geared up for further expansion to reach nearly 178 million head by early 2007 due to higher investments in animal genetics (particularly through cross breeding programs) and improved pasture and management practi
Community's banking needs met
14 Sep 05 WITH a $70 million business base, Gingin Community Bank is a model success story for the Community Bank ethos. Gingin resident and real estate agent Tom Cabassi had heard of the concept and discussed it with a group of interested locals, but it wa
Finance groups have faith
14 Sep 05 THE dairy industry earns the highest gross income per hectare than any other broadacre livestock industry, according to Landmark rural finance manager Rob McNab. Landmark was one of three financial organisations exhibiting at the Farmwest Dair
Prediction of lamb production rise
14 Sep 05 LAMB production in Australia could rise by 39pc and exports as much as 58pc by 2010, according to Meat and Livestock Australia's (MLA) Japan market services and analysis manager Linda Wilson. Ms Wilson predicted mutton production and exports
Searching for quality bulls
14 Sep 05 WA diary farmers want to breed good cattle and are scouring the globe to get the best bulls, according to genetics experts at the Farmwest Dairy Discovery in Bunbury last week. One hundred and ninety dairy operations attended the dairy field d
Ultrasound gives good vibrations
14 Sep 05 AN Australian research discovery promises major advances for the dairy manufacturing industry by helping to create new health-promoting dairy ingredients through sound. Researchers have discovered that high-frequency sound waves can change the siz
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PGA launches live ex campaign
AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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