Crop plantings set the stage for record harvest from 2022-23 winter season

Winter crop plantings in 2022–23 have already been tallied at the second highest on record at 23.432 million hectares just a smidgeon under the record 23.450 million hectares planted last year – with more paddocks to be added If growers that endured three of the driest seasons on record starting back in 2017-18 believed they were due […]

Canola expected to break more records on price and crop harvest

Canola growers embrace record prices and attach their wagon to what is expected to be the winning crop over the next few seasons Structural changes in the global market are set to bring future growth opportunities for Australia’s canola industry, according to a newly released industry report. With global and Australia canola prices already breaking […]

Australian grains, pulses and oilseeds are making inroads into Pakistan

Australian canola, chickpea, lentil and wheat exporters now have improved market access into Pakistan following successful technical negotiations between the two countries. Recent negotiations have delivered really positive outcomes for local growers and exporters, leading to improved selling opportunities. One obvious major achievement from the talks has been the resumption “of canola exports to Pakistan, […]

Sowing canola early can reap some big rewards

Research has found Canola productivity and profitability can be boosted by using some tried and tested guidelines for early sowing. This follows 34 paddock experiments conducted from 2014 to 2016, looking at the interaction between variety and sowing date. The guidelines relate to location, variety selection, soil moisture management, seed placement and rates, weed, pest […]

Canola growers battling blackleg disease handed a new weapon

The potentially devastating disease blackleg may lose some of its sting, due to a smart phone app just released for canola growers. The BlacklegCM app gives growers a tool to forecast the likelihood and severity of the disease, associated yield loss and economic returns on a paddock-by-paddock basis ahead of sowing. The app is the […]

How to stay one step ahead of blackleg disease in canola

Canola growers are being encouraged to assess the extent of blackleg disease in crops this spring to reduce the risk of disease next year and beyond. To support growers in determining current disease levels, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released the 2017 Spring Blackleg Management Guide Fact Sheet, developed by the National […]