Soil moisture bank to increase

AS A RULE, Australian farmers on normal soil types can expect to store around 25pc of rain that fell in early January in the soil profile with that figure rising to around a third from now on and grading steadily upwards as we enter the autumn, according to agronomists.
AS A RULE, Australian farmers on normal soil types can expect to store around 25pc of rain that fell in early January in the soil profile with that figure rising to around a third from now on and grading steadily upwards as we enter the autumn, according to agronomists.
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NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat. NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat.
FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP. FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP.
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will stand with Australian farm leaders today to launch the NFF's ambitious online transformation strategy. PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will stand with Australian farm leaders today to launch the NFF's ambitious online transformation strategy.
WOOL rose four cents this week, with the AWEX EMI finishing at 1251 cents a kilogram.
WOOL rose four cents this week, with the AWEX EMI finishing at 1251 cents a kilogram.
THE combination of soil erosion risks and cheap diesel has meant there has been a slight spike in farmers working up ground following good summer rain across much of the country.
06 Feb 16 THE combination of soil erosion risks and cheap diesel has meant there has been a slight spike in farmers working up ground following good summer rain across much of the country.
WHILE the solid rain over virtually the length and breadth of the nation’s winter cropping belt will put additional demand on the nation’s herbicide stocks, at present there have been no reports of shortages.
05 Feb 16 WHILE the solid rain over virtually the length and breadth of the nation’s winter cropping belt will put additional demand on the nation’s herbicide stocks, at present there have been no...
AUSTRALIA has enjoyed a wet January, with many places recording record totals, but national crop forecasters say it is too early to suggest the nation will see a swing away from cereals into higher risk, higher reward crops.
05 Feb 16 AUSTRALIA has enjoyed a wet January, with many places recording record totals, but national crop forecasters say it is too early to suggest the nation will see a swing away from cereals...
LESS will be more according to a newly formed farmer cooperative in northern NSW pushing for lower supply chain costs.
31 Jan 16  14 LESS will be more according to a newly formed farmer cooperative in northern NSW pushing for lower supply chain costs.
The wheat yield world record has tumbled again with an English farmer’s effort to edge out a Kiwi counterpart now officially recognised.
28 Jan 16 The wheat yield world record has tumbled again with an English farmer’s effort to edge out a Kiwi counterpart now officially recognised.
THE LONG running court case surrounding the assets of the former Bread Research Institute (BRI) continues with the plaintiff, defendant and receivers currently in mediation.
27 Jan 16 THE LONG running court case surrounding the assets of the former Bread Research Institute (BRI) continues with the plaintiff, defendant and receivers currently in mediation.
THE MERITS of examining the fine print in the myriad international policy documents that come through was borne out when Grain Trade Australia (GTA) had an important win on the classification of grain dust.
27 Jan 16  1 THE MERITS of examining the fine print in the myriad international policy documents that come through was borne out when Grain Trade Australia (GTA) had an important win on the...
GRAIN traders are reporting a surge in deliveries to wheat marketing pools this season, with farmers deciding to put grain into a pool in a bid to potentially capture any upside in price from current levels.
23 Jan 16  2 GRAIN traders are reporting a surge in deliveries to wheat marketing pools this season, with farmers deciding to put grain into a pool in a bid to potentially capture any upside in price...
WITH THE potential for excellent rainfall this week throughout the summer cropping zone, especially in NSW, growers are being urged to consider sunflowers as a late season option to profit from the rainfall.
21 Jan 16 WITH THE potential for excellent rainfall this week throughout the summer cropping zone, especially in NSW, growers are being urged to consider sunflowers as a late season option to...
The cotton industry is bracing for stiff competition from synthetic fabrics as 15 months of sliding oil prices give polyester a real selling advantage.
20 Jan 16  1 The cotton industry is bracing for stiff competition from synthetic fabrics as 15 months of sliding oil prices give polyester a real selling advantage.
Deliveries into wheat pools are experiencing a surge this season, according to AWB.
14 Jan 16  9 Deliveries into wheat pools are experiencing a surge this season, according to AWB.
THE wheat market has entered the Christmas/New Year period with a few external factors pushing it.
24 Dec 15  3 THE wheat market has entered the Christmas/New Year period with a few external factors pushing it.
LIKE just about everything the banking giant Macquarie Group does, its Lawson Grains business has rapidly become a serious, big-scale player.
23 Dec 15  2 LIKE just about everything the banking giant Macquarie Group does, its Lawson Grains business has rapidly become a serious, big-scale player.
VIDEO: EXHAUSTIVE and stringent business planning combined with continuous innovation has seen Brad and Kate Jones change their farm systems and processes to focus heavily on return on investment, resulting in potential savings in the millions.
23 Dec 15 VIDEO: EXHAUSTIVE and stringent business planning combined with continuous innovation has seen Brad and Kate Jones change their farm systems and processes to focus heavily on return on...
An integrated management strategy is growers’ best line of defence against the rapidly escalating problem of feathertop Rhodes grass.
22 Dec 15 An integrated management strategy is growers’ best line of defence against the rapidly escalating problem of feathertop Rhodes grass.
HARVEST is almost wrapped up across the State with just under 12 million tonnes delivered to CBH by Monday afternoon.
18 Dec 15  1 HARVEST is almost wrapped up across the State with just under 12 million tonnes delivered to CBH by Monday afternoon.
THE booming market for chia seed offers huge potential, but imports from developing countries has local growers asking questions.
18 Dec 15 THE booming market for chia seed offers huge potential, but imports from developing countries has local growers asking questions.
LED by crude oil prices, the CRB Commodity Index has slumped to a 13-year low, taking grains down as well at the end of last week.
18 Dec 15  1 LED by crude oil prices, the CRB Commodity Index has slumped to a 13-year low, taking grains down as well at the end of last week. | Tough spring hits crops  | Tepid demand leaves little to... 
SORGHUM midge could be a huge problem for growers in the northern region this season, given record sorghum plantings and a mostly warm and humid start to summer cropping.
17 Dec 15 SORGHUM midge could be a huge problem for growers in the northern region this season, given record sorghum plantings and a mostly warm and humid start to summer cropping.
BUILDING soil carbon stocks to reduce emissions has taken a step forward for 25 countries, including Australia.
16 Dec 15  1 BUILDING soil carbon stocks to reduce emissions has taken a step forward for 25 countries, including Australia. | Labor's carbon price will hit ag  | Historic deal to tackle climate... 
THERE'S enough cotton sitting in global warehouses to make more than 127 billion T-shirts, or 17 for each person on the planet.
15 Dec 15  1 THERE'S enough cotton sitting in global warehouses to make more than 127 billion T-shirts, or 17 for each person on the planet.
A HOT, dry spring has seen winter crop yields downgraded across Australia.
15 Dec 15  1 A HOT, dry spring has seen winter crop yields downgraded across Australia.  | GGL to address proxy voting...  | Wheat tide might be turning 
FOR the third year running the entire rice industry supply chain will donate 96 tonnes of Australian medium grain rice to Foodbank.
14 Dec 15 FOR the third year running the entire rice industry supply chain will donate 96 tonnes of Australian medium grain rice to Foodbank.
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