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Mice strike farms: ‘We’re not quite getting on top of the problem.’

Farmers in southern Australia are counting the cost of mouse control and damage this season, with baiting costs soaring up to $100,000 on one property and some farmers forced to resow crops three times. Some farmers have been forced to bait repeatedly in a bid to protect their crops, while crops in some paddocks have […]

October 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Canola, Canola, FARMING, PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Rodents, South Australia Tags: , , ,

This chart shows Wheat Area Harvested by Country.

This chart shows Wheat Area Harvested by Country. Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food.There are many species of wheat which together make up the genus Triticum; the most widely grown is common wheat. The archaeological record suggests that wheat was first cultivated in […]

April 29th, 2017
Topic: COUNTRIES, LISTS WORDS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , ,

This world global map chart shows Sweet Potatoes Harvested Area by Country

Interesting to see that China by far harvested the most sweet potatoes in the entire world. So view this info-graphic world map chart and see who does what in sweet potatoes world wide (Click above image to see an interactive chart/map) This chart shows Sweet Potatoes Harvested Area by Country. The sweet potato is a […]

September 25th, 2016
Topic: AGRICULTURE, CHARTS REPORTS STUDIES, DATA & INFORMATION, MAPS ZONES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, STATISTICS, Sweet Potatoes Tags: , , ,

Australia’s Farm output hits $60 billion for the first time

Wheat exports are tipped to be the second biggest agricultural export earner. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer The value of the nation’s farm production is tipped to pass $60 billion next financial year for the first time, with farm exports expected to earn about $45 billion. According to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural […]

February 29th, 2016
Topic: PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, STATISTICS Tags: , ,

The truth about genetically modified food

Genetic modification is creeping into our crops. IT’S accused of causing cancer, destroying the environment and storing up devastating health risks for our children. Genetically modified food is a source of great controversy, yet most of us are eating it every day. If you cook with canola oil, snack on biscuits and chocolates, drink soy […]

September 7th, 2015
Topic: FOOD DRINK, GM & RADIATION, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , ,

Australian Grain Technologies enters the barley growing business

Paul Telfer has been appointed by Australian Grain Technologies to head up its new barley breeding program. We’re taking a 20 to 50-year view with this one – hopefully we can get some lines in the 2016 NVT ONE of Australia’s largest wheat breeders will expand its operation and begin breeding barley. Australian Grain Technologies […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: None

Ingham Nth Qld bio-mill funding option may be a better deal for growers

North Qld Bio – Energy (NQBE) chairman Robert Carey said under the alternate model raised, NQBE’s advisors, NAB Advisory, shareholders could be both growers and millers. Farmers would receive considerably more revenue than they do under the current NQBE INGHAM sugarcane farmers could retain an increased ownership percentage in the $520 million North Queensland Bio-Energy […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, PRICES, Queensland Tags: None

Life and death in WA’s Wheatbelt: a farmer’s struggle

The challenges facing John Shadbolt and son Gerard in Mukinbudin are typical of those confronting many Wheatbelt farmers. Photo: Simon White Suicide fears in regional WA as farmers struggle to make ends meet If the heat isn’t the first thing that gets you, it will probably be the silence. The Wheatbelt region of Western Australia […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Western Australia Tags: None

How big data is helping farmers save millions

The predictive abilities of big data is being used to improve farming outcomes Data scientists studying crop growth and weather patterns in Colombia have advised rice farmers not to plant crops, saving them millions of dollars. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Colombian Rice Growers Federation have developed a computer model that […]

October 31st, 2014
Topic: DATA & INFORMATION, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , ,

Northern Territory banana industry to be decimated with largest farm included in new Banana Freckle eradication zones

The Northern Territory is set to lose its largest banana farm under a new plan to eradicate the disease Banana Freckle. In a surprise announcement today, the NT Department of Primary Industry indicated it will implement the plan as recommended by a national biosecurity group. Under the plan anyone with banana trees in their backyard […]

October 12th, 2014
Topic: Bananas, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Northern Territory, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, STATES Tags: , , ,