Growers gear up for Black Sea tour

A GROUP of WA growers is gearing up to fly Russia this weekend, as part of the 2018 CBH Group Study Tour.
A GROUP of WA growers is gearing up to fly Russia this weekend, as part of the 2018 CBH Group Study Tour.
14 Jul 18 THE rollout of the national broadbank network (nbn) in regional WA is on the home stretch, with more than 95 per cent of homes and businesses able to connect.
GORGE Rock farmer Geoffrey Fisher has been flat out spraying recently, trying to get as much done before much-needed rain arrived.
14 Jul 18 GORGE Rock farmer Geoffrey Fisher has been flat out spraying recently, trying to get as much done before much-needed rain arrived.
THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council notes the suspension on Wednesday night of EMS Rural Exports’ livestock export licence by the industry regulator, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
13 Jul 18 THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council notes the suspension on Wednesday night of EMS Rural Exports’ livestock export licence by the industry regulator, the Department of...
A  new  AWI-funded  study  has  investigated  the  effect  that  wool,  cotton  and  polyester  sleepwear  each  have on  the  sleep  quality  of  older  adults  (aged  50-70)  under  warm  conditions.
13 Jul 18 A new AWI-funded study has investigated the effect that wool, cotton and polyester sleepwear each have on the sleep quality of older adults (aged 50-70) under...
Sheep - Wool
THE tables have turned for most of the State with rainfall since seeding started this year increasing threefold compared to the same time last year.
13 Jul 18 THE tables have turned for most of the State with rainfall since seeding started this year increasing threefold compared to the same time last year.
IT was a dry argument for Beacon farmer Ty Kirby in 2017 when he only received seven millimetres of rain from April to May, making it a tough growing season.
13 Jul 18 IT was a dry argument for Beacon farmer Ty Kirby in 2017 when he only received seven millimetres of rain from April to May, making it a tough growing season.
THE wet winter unfolding in northern and central parts of the grainbelt has given growers a confidence boost, with good prospects for a better than average season leading to increased on-farm inputs.
13 Jul 18 THE wet winter unfolding in northern and central parts of the grainbelt has given growers a confidence boost, with good prospects for a better than average season leading to increased...
Emanuel Exports last night was knocked back in its attempt to gain a permit to start shipping the 60,000 sheep which had planned to ship last month.
12 Jul 18 Emanuel Exports last night was knocked back in its attempt to gain a permit to start shipping the 60,000 sheep which had planned to ship last month.
WHEAT researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in WA varieties.
12 Jul 18 WHEAT researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in WA varieties.
INITIAL observations from trials comparing deep ripping treatments will be included in the information presented at Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) open forums in the Esperance port zone.
12 Jul 18 INITIAL observations from trials comparing deep ripping treatments will be included in the information presented at Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) open forums in the...
THE ability to manage difficult to control weeds has spurred Australian canola growers to plant just under half a million hectares to Roundup Ready canola in 2018.
11 Jul 18 THE ability to manage difficult to control weeds has spurred Australian canola growers to plant just under half a million hectares to Roundup Ready canola in 2018.
11 Jul 18 TRIALS conducted over the past two seasons have demonstrated the importance of early nitrogen applications to maximise yields from Pioneer brand canola hybrids.
THE University of WA (UWA) and agribusiness technology commercialisation hub Oterra have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate innovation in agriculture and food technology.
11 Jul 18 THE University of WA (UWA) and agribusiness technology commercialisation hub Oterra have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate innovation in agriculture and food technology.
GUESTS attending the 2018 CTF Workshop Roadshow this month at Meckering, Esperance and Mingenew will get to hear first-hand about Trimble Agriculture’s game-changing 3D soil analysis system.
11 Jul 18 GUESTS attending the 2018 CTF Workshop Roadshow this month at Meckering, Esperance and Mingenew will get to hear first-hand about Trimble Agriculture’s game-changing 3D soil analysis system.
World record holding Australian shearer Dwayne Black was one of a group of top shearers who participated in a scoping day held by AWI to look into the opportunity of using robotics in wool harvesting.
10 Jul 18 World record holding Australian shearer Dwayne Black was one of a group of top shearers who participated in a scoping day held by AWI to look into the opportunity of using robotics in...
Sheep - Wool
STATE Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has acknowledged the need for improvements to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 after a committee report rejected most of her changes to the current act.
10 Jul 18 STATE Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has acknowledged the need for improvements to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 after a committee report rejected most of her...
WA Merino genetics could soon be headed across the Indian Ocean to South Africa.
10 Jul 18 WA Merino genetics could soon be headed across the Indian Ocean to South Africa.
HARDI Australia has launched a new turn-compensation technology called H-SELECT, which it says could save farmers between five and seven per cent in chemical usage.
10 Jul 18 HARDI Australia has launched a new turn-compensation technology called H-SELECT, which it says could save farmers between five and seven per cent in chemical usage.
WHEN you own a CLAAS Axion 900 Series tractor you have a lot of explaining to do.
That’s because there’s a lot to talk about.
10 Jul 18 WHEN you own a CLAAS Axion 900 Series tractor you have a lot of explaining to do. That’s because there’s a lot to talk about.
KATANNING farmer and Federal Liberal O’Connor MP Rick Wilson has opposed his colleague Sussan Ley’s private member’s bill, the Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill 2018.
09 Jul 18  1 KATANNING farmer and Federal Liberal O’Connor MP Rick Wilson has opposed his colleague Sussan Ley’s private member’s bill, the Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill 2018.
THE Boyanup saleyard site is Crown land in trust to the Shire of Capel for the purposes of a saleyard, according to Hansard reports from Estimates Committee in State Parliament.
09 Jul 18 THE Boyanup saleyard site is Crown land in trust to the Shire of Capel for the purposes of a saleyard, according to Hansard reports from Estimates Committee in State Parliament.
PULLING together when times are tough is something our farming community is good at.
09 Jul 18 PULLING together when times are tough is something our farming community is good at.
NAMBUNG station, West Badgingarra, has had a few feathers added to its cap since Brian White and his wife Gloria took on the place 16 years ago.
09 Jul 18 NAMBUNG station, West Badgingarra, has had a few feathers added to its cap since Brian White and his wife Gloria took on the place 16 years ago.
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Absolutely ludicrous that this is even a thing. Should organic farmers be liable if their farms
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GM crops are a dud. They are stalled, with GM seed markets saturated, and failure to deliver on
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Not sure in what universe Wilson think the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is "an
AUSTRALIA Pork Limited (APL) has a new director and board chairman in David Lock.16 Jul 18 AUSTRALIA Pork Limited (APL) has a new director and board chairman in David Lock.
PROMINENT former WA agribusiness and livestock identity Gerald Wetherall has returned to the rural industry with Westcoast Wool & Livestock, appointed to the position of State livestock manager with the burgeoning, privately-owned local company.08 Jul 18 PROMINENT former WA agribusiness and livestock identity Gerald Wetherall has returned to the rural industry with...