Fertiliser price expected to remain affordable for growers

More affordable fertiliser prices supported growers to higher profits through the 2020/21 winter cropping season, and the same conditions are in place moving forward. This is due to a plentiful global fertiliser supply – and a stronger aussie dollar – it spells good news for growers in the year ahead. And according to agribusiness report, […]

Grains research precinct expected to drive crop profits

A new Grains Research Precinct has been opened at Murdoch and Curtin universities to help boost profitability for grain growers and strengthen the national grain industry. The Precinct will have the task of adding resilience in Australia’s $14 billion grain industry. The Grains Research Precinct will support cutting-edge work on improved crop productivity and disease […]

Drought recovery freight initiatives ease tension for harvesters

The 2020/21 NSW grain harvest is one of the largest harvests in many years, and as a result the NSW Government is working to ensure freight will run as smoothly as possible. The freight branch of Transport for NSW has worked closely with the agriculture sector, freight operators and freight network managers to identify a […]

GRDC invites grain growers to Summer Session meetups in January

If you are a grain grower looking forward to a hard-earned break by the coast in January, but have time for a quick catch-up, you’re invited. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is throwing three, relaxed-vibe ‘Summer Sesh’ local forums in Broadwater (near Busselton), Albany and Esperance. Hosted by the GRDC’s western region Grower […]

AUSVEG awarded grant to develop Vegetable Exporter Business Training program

Training will give horticulture growers the business skills they need to increase the efficiency of their exports to more world markets. A $41,617 grant, for the PASE program, will help horticulture growers get the most out of their exports and boost their business skills by providing access to a tailored exporter training program. It is […]

Methane gas research has landed SCU $364,850 in funding

A project aimed at exploring the role trees play in releasing methane from soils to the atmosphere has received $364,850 in Australian Research Council Discovery funding. The collaborative project titled ‘Tree-mediated methane fluxes: A new frontier in the global carbon cycle’, includes leading researchers from Southern Cross University, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Western […]